Alifiya Mohammed

Ladakh: The Little Tibet of India

Ladakh: The Little Tibet of India

Ladakh, the erstwhile Buddhist kingdom is spectacularly jagged. Arid mountains, with crowned rocky outcrops, picturesque gompas, meditational mani walls and multi-hued flags are a few of the various sites that exemplify the sweetness of Ladakh. The well balanced traditional society of Ladakh has much to supply the West in terms …

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Varkala: The Backpacker's Yard

Varkala: The Backpacker’s Yard

Varkala is a coastal suburban town of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), located in the state of Kerala. The city boasts of a rare geographical feature with a high cliff running parallel to the Arabian Sea, which is responsible for stunning vistas of the ocean and the horizon. Sandy beaches separate the water …

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Kollam: Cashew Capital of the World

Kollam: The Cashew Capital of the World

Kollam or Quilon, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea coast in Kerala, India on the Ashtamudi Lake banks. Kollam, once called Desinganadu, had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was regarded by Ibn …

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