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Top Things To Do In and around Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad did not have had enough share of popularity and limelight like cousin Noida; but then it has its own heritages, attractions which can compete with the best of Indian cities. However, gradually; if not sooner, the beautiful city is regaining its due credits; thanks to its strategic location, corporate establishments and a lot of wonderful things that attract both native and international tourists to it. As a traveler, you have a lot of things to do here, including spending time religiously or partying with friends and more.

Dudheshwar Nath Mandir

This is one of the most famous local temples in Ghaziabad, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is said to have a very strange origination story. It is believed that a ow milked herself and filled up a pit dug by herself. Hindu devotees built a temple at that very spot. If you are religious, and want to see a vibrant, colourful temple with a mythological history; this is surely the place you should visit.

Sai Upavan

Sai Upavan is another truly and simply pure place to visit for a scenic and tranquil experience. It is a heaven for those looking for serenity, peace, harmony and some shelter for divine refugee. Located beside the Grand Trunk Road, the revered monastery houses the shrine of the great Sai Baba. The wonderful limelight filled with natural resources and the Hindon river flowing nearby, make entire place a heaven.

Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary

Spread over a whopping 2073 sq kilometres in between Meerut and Ghaziabad; Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary houses a variety of animals and birds. The entire sanctuary is filled with wonderful resources. The entire place is dotted with beautiful plants and trees, making it simply heaven for nature enthusiast.

Other great places to see –

  • Drizzling land – for amusement
  • Fandoo Zone – Play areas, video games and parlors
  • Hind ki Chadar – Light show
  • Swarna Jayanti park
  • These are just some of the most famous places to be while in Ghaziabad. If you wanted to explore the essence of a beautiful city, which is religious, modern, and famous for everything it stands for; give Ghaziabad a visit.
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What is so great about Pondicherry that Most travelers Love it?

Pondicherry is half-Indian, half French! The French colonized this place long time ago, but the city has not yet completely recovered from its French-mania. The western influences are still apparent in its street, lifestyle, and culture. Go out to explore it and you may find you are in France all together.  Architecture, language, cuisine, road signs – all scream or sing French, French, and French. The crowd is educated; no one is unnecessarily in a hurry, and everyone bears a natural smile on their face. But to credit all its goodness to French would be wrong, it is in fact India that practically shaped the city to its core today. Yoga, peace, meditation, spirituality, greenery, peaceful wisdom have an Indian connection here!

Great Things to Do in the land of Aurobindo

Pondicherry is a unique Indian city. In addition, it is popular for a variety of interesting things, one being the worldly popular Aurobindo Ashram. If you want to train yourself with the best meditation techniques, and want to find the inner peace in a serene system; nothing beats this Ashram.

Auroville is yet another attraction. Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual associate, Mirra Alfassa, aka the Mother, founded Auroville in 1968. Her objective in finding Auroville was to create a town where people from everywhere could live in peace and progressive harmony. This is a world in itself – you can spot people from different origins, busy getting over their personal demons. Therapies, personal classes, workshops keep this place engaged and happening.

You have not visited Pondicherry if you haven’t seen its beaches. Unlike most Indian beaches, in Pondicherry you will not find heavy crowd. These spots are calm, and cool. Go, give them a visit if you want to enjoy the serenity of the city amidst a cool, serene environment.

Other wonderful places to visit in Pondicherry

  • Churches
  • Old lighthouse
  • French war memorial
  • Pondicherry museum
  • Arikamedu

So the next time you are thinking about visiting a great Indian city that is interesting, don’t forget to give Pondicherry a visit.