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244 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Though it's a small city making its way towards commercialisation, Nagpur is a delight to discover. It also offers all i...
This short trip was memorable in many ways. I fulfilled my wish to do a summit trek, before I touched the sea in the same week. Going to Mumbai after a long gap was something really amazing. For me, its always - 'The mountains are calling', but this time the seas called as well, and am glad I answered..
My likeness for nature, wildlife and photography, and a curiosity to meet Shere Khan in his natural habitat, took me to the Mougli land, Pench national park.I took a train from Hyderabad till Nagpur, and then a taxi to Pench. I was planning to take the jungle safari from the Turia gate in Madhya Pradesh, so I stayed in one of the resorts close to the gate. There are two safaris per day from Turia, one in the morning from 6A.M. to 10A.M., and another in the evening from 3P.M to 6P.M. You can make online reservations for these from https://forest.mponline.gov.in (I will recommend making prior reservations, especially around the weekend). I stayed there for 2 days and did a total of 4 safaris, two in the morning and two in the evening, and I spotted a tiger in one of the morning safaris. Tiger sightings are more probable in the morning, and more the number of safaris you do, better the chances of sighting the big cats, so plan accordingly.Apart from the Bengal Tiger, the jungle is also home to many other species of animals and birds. Here is what I saw:Birds: Indian Roller, Peacock, Junglefowl, Pipit, Collared Scops Owl, Vulture, Crested Hawk Eagle, Kingfisher, Rufous Treepie, Racket Tailed Drongo, White-bellied Drongo, Parakeet, Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker, Green Bee-eater, Stork, Red Wattled Lapwing, Brahminy Duck
By about 5 pm we had even entered the municipal limits of Nagpur and were at Vishnuji ki Rasoi, the drop off point. I collected my GIANT which had already arrived and decided to cycle back home and therefore made an arrangement with Sachin to pick up my luggage from his home in the evening.The sudden transition of environs – good roads laced with ample greenery and not much traffic to dug up and potholed roads with vehicular traffic in a persistent hurry, was tough to handle immediately. It was a huge adventure in itself having until now been in a different frame of mind. The laid back passive cycling engaged in on the Tour was now replaced with an adrenaline surging and “brake-full” ride to avoid potholes and rash motorcyclists.Like my friend and fellow biker Rohit said the evening before, indeed Satpura evoked just these words “Ye jungle kitna sundar hai”. And the Tour around this jungle had been a revelation in itself. Not a moment in the Tour did I find dull enough to warrant a complaint. The planning was meticulous, the route awe-inspiring and the support fantabulous. The bar of standards had been set very high by Cycle Safari considering that this was their first major tour. It would also be a sacrilege to miss out on mentioning the huge role the volunteers played in making the Tour de Satpura a success. Hats off to them!The memories Tour de Satpura has left behind are indelible and I intend to revel in them as long as I can. Thank you once again Cycle Safari!
#TripotoCyclesToGoaThe day of the Tour had dawned and I was up by 4 am. It had been a very bad night with poor sleep and I was a nervous wreck. I had lost all confidence in self and somehow had started doubting my cycling capabilities. I almost had a panic attack (if that is the correct word) and was on the verge of calling up Sachin to withdraw from the Tour. Tea and some contemplation calmed me and with a hesitant change of mind, I was back to getting ready for the Tour albeit a bit slower.Cycling gear on, I finally hailed an Uber to Ravi Bhawan - our gathering point for the start of the Tour. All along in the cab I had this weird feeling of dread and trepidation about my own self. Would I be able to cycle along the big shots and those on their road bikes since I was but a hybrid biker? Funnily enough, I don’t know why these self doubts had suddenly appeared. I had done a good number of brevets in the past and had never had such self-depreciating feelings ever, not even on my first Brevet!The cabbie, considerably chatty considering the time of the morning eased me a bit. He dropped me at Ravi Bhawan and as I made my way inside the premises, I realised that I hadn’t taken out my bag from the luggage compartment. A stream of expletives to self and I was back on the road running after the cab shouting for him to stop! Since he hadn’t gone much far, I was lucky and was soon making my way back to Ravi Bhawan with luggage in tow. Somehow the day was refusing to start on a sober note!
Post the bike handing over and the briefing, the plan for the night was to sleep early. However my packing was yet to be done and I ended up spending a sizable amount of the later part of the evening wrapping up my luggage. And from somewhere out of the sub-conscious a thought crept up - Had I taken the right decision by signing up for the tour? Would I, on my hybrid be able to stand up the distance and the average speeds the other riders on the road bikes would be notching up? Would my decision to sign up in the heat of the moment be justified or would I end up being swept up by the sweep vehicle every day?Sleep was therefore the casualty and it was a bad night to start with!This post has been originally published by me on my blog EnvironmentFootprints. But nevertheless I would be sharing my experience of the entire Tour here as well. Keep watching this space to know how the Tour De Satpura unfolded for me.
Soon enough the evening of 18th August dawned. It was time for the briefing and handing over of bikes prior to the tour. The briefing sailed through pretty fast and so did the handing over of bikes. I was pretty impressed with the make shift stands (designed from PVC pipes) the organizers had contrived for safely transporting the bikes in the trucks.
My home-town, place what I call 'Home'
284 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - N/A
Considered to be one of the greenest cities in the country, Bhopal, is a place that one cannot afford to leave off their...
It was a cloudy beautiful sunday morning and a perfect weather for bike trip. I was at my balcony and taking my tea around 6:30 am. As i am travel freak these small things like at that time sun is about to rise and several birds chanting very calmly that encourage's me to think about my passion and took some time for bike trip. I was planning for my trip to mandav for the long time it took me on front to finally decided to go for a bike trip.
DAY-2 So called Poori Day
Then comes the poori day for me . All that I had throughout the day was Poori - Breakfast,lunch and dinner was poori sabji. Over the day, I met couple of guys who were traveling to Delhi for an interview, they are going there for the first time and I was showing off my Delhi skills and must see places to them. Then I told them about my reason for traveling and like every other friend of mine, they were also dumbstruck.By the end of the day the balance amount was Rs3850.
Here I am with a Movie on my Home Town - BHOPAL which is situated in the Heart of India 'Madhya Pradesh'.Exploring the city, i shot some cool Videos ( Including Timelapses ) and here they are !SOME OF THE PLACES IN THE VIDEO ARE :-▪1 TAJ - UL - MASJID ????Taj-ul-Masajid is a Mosque situated in Bhopal, India. It is one of the largest Mosques in India.▪2 TAJ - MAHAL - PALACETaj Mahal is a palace built by Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal. It is located beside the Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal, India.The Taj Mahal at Bhopal was built as the Begum's residence, at a cost of ₹ 3,000,000. Its construction spanned over a period of 13 years, from 1871 to 1884.It was one of the largest palaces of the world built at that time.▪3 UPPER LAKEUpper Lake is a large lake which lies on the western side of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. It is a major source of drinking water for the residents of the city, serving around 40% of the residents with nearly 30 million imperial gallons (140,000 m3) of water per day. Bada talaab, along with the nearby Chhota Talaab, meaning small lake in Hindi, constitute Bhoj Wetland, which is now a Ramsar site.▪4 SHAURYA SMARAKShaurya Smarak is a war memorial situated at Bhopal, inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016.▪5 BOAT CLUB ( LOWER LAKE )The Lower Lake or Chhota Talaab is a lake in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Along with the Upper Lake, it forms the Bhoj Wetland.The lake was built by creating in 1794 to beautify the city. The construction was commissioned by Chote Khan, a minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur.CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO !PART 2 FOR THIS WILL BE COMING SOON.
Hey Folks, check out my Travel film -"WANDERING"This is Part 2, for first part, check out my channel's previous videos or here's the link for it -https://youtu.be/rPVIBfklKo8I Made this Film of some of my journeys I captured in my camera. This film is for all those who love to Wander.Please share your comments for this video !Thanks !
With the Most Mesmerising views in night, bhopal,Madhya Pradesh has to offer Great things to travelers !My Project STARS IN MOTIONis a Timelapse Movie of The beautiful Stars in Night and Their Movement Along with The Earth !The Presence of stars and The Milkyway Galaxy in The Night sky Makes it Look Deep and Wonderful along with it.As Bhopal being my Hometown, I've been exploring this place to a great extent !Bhopal-Indore Highway is the Place where I shot these stunning Stars and Milkyway as they are not exactly visible from the main city and you have to get out a bit to reduce the Light Pollution. (Just a couple of KMs or more)Enjoy the Movie 'STARS IN MOTION'
Honestly , while speaking a word ‘TRAVEL ‘ the first thought comes in my mind is ‘ LIFE IS A BOOK , AND THOSE WHO DO NOT TRAVEL READ ONLY ONE PAGE ’ i mean life is nothing without travelling and this is what i experienced in my journey . we explores several new places, discovers various tricks and tips of how interacts with different people of different places, learn various cultures and living stratagy life. Hence i can say that don’t judge any person by asking his/her education ,judge his/ her by how much he/she traveled.so guys ,now i come to my experience of my journey from BHOPAL to SOMNATH .That was a time of january , a climate was pretty awesome in those days. my exams were just going to end . i was reading newspaper in morning and there was a advertisement of gujarat tourism, that ad was proper organised and attractive that gave me a idea to plan for travel in gujarat. so i decided to travel somnath .after a day my exams were end and also my 2 friend wanted to join me in my trip ,so i was happy. Now the problem was that ,we need to took our journey as soon as possible, and we decided to take our journey from tomorrow. due to lack of time we could not arrange rail reservation so we decided to travel by bus .
Jehan Numa Palace Hotel's Italian restaurant La Kuchina serves delightful Italian food. Pay a visit to their bakery called Cafechino for some sinful desserts. Also, drive along the main lake on VIP road, go to Nadir Colony to spot beautiful age-old mansions, stroll around in Char Imli in the evenings and you'll have a wonderful time in this city.
286 Kms from Jabalpur
Raipur - BilaspurTo reach Bilaspur, I took a flight to Raipur - the nearest airport. I waited at the airportarrivals as ...
Raipur - BilaspurTo reach Bilaspur, I took a flight to Raipur - the nearest airport. I waited at the airportarrivals as one by one my girl gang members arrived at the airport from different Indian cities. Raipur airport arrival section was clean and well organized. The food options here are very limited but you will find many options for shopping. The one that caught my eye was a government shop - Chhattisgarh herbal products.
Who wouldn't want to touch the nature from the closest. Chhattisgarh has abundance of nature just the way to reach the right spot is unknown or should I say not much advertised.Many of you would be unaware of this place, just a 100 km drive from raipur would take you to a whole new experience. Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary is spread in a small diameter of 30 km. We started off from raipur airport at 09:30 am and took NH 53 there is a left turn from patewa. As you drive for another 10 km you get to see lush green lands and lucky you may be to spot a few wildlife. As you drive straight you reach a forest dept. Check post which charges you 25 rs per person and 100 rs per vehicle. Don't throw away this reciept as this would be checked at many places. From the check post you can either continue to jungle safari or go nd rest your self in a hotel. Please make prior online or telephonic bookings or else you won't find a place to settle. There are a few resorts like muba's machan, Moira resort, dev Hills resort or you can choose the forest guest house or chhattisgarh tourism hotel. We went without booking but were lucky enough to find a place at muba's machan. Wonderful resort with tree houses to live on and a big ground to accommodate various sports, camp fire etc. They charge 4500 per couple including all meals, we were 4 in number so we paid 6700 for a single room, dont forget to ask for discount. Talking of the jungle safari it starts at 6am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm. You can either go in on your own vehicle or hire a gypsy for 1200 rs and 200 rs for guide. Gypsy is anytime preferred. You might not come across many wildlife animals as this place has got limited species like wild boar, deer, byson, monkeys, Peacock nd a few leopards, but the experience of such dense forest is amazing. If you are going in winters dont forget to bring along lots of winter wear as the night temperature is aroung 4-5 degrees. We did a evening safari and a morning safari. It is a wonderful destination for all age groups and families. Muba's machaan is recommended for the stay. People in raipur should atleast visit once and experience it themselves. Enjoy the trip people...
After I crossed Raipur, drive became interesting. Forests on both sides of the road provided views of natural beauty. Various water bodies in the forests provided picturesquare view. After about 3 hours of isolated driving
We set off to Chirtakote via New Raipur which is the newly developed town at the outskirts of Raipur city. As we were out of city limits, the landscape changed to green paddy fields with occasional villages / small towns on both sides of the road. We made a stop at Makri Dhaba at Kanker for lunch. We could not help but notice that unlike many places around India, the highway leading to Jagdalpur from Raipur , NH 43 is still not laden with lot of roadside eateries / dhabas. Makri Dhaba served decent food but most importantly it had a clean toilet. This still continues to be an issue while travelling in India.
185 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - November- March
This is a town in the Chhattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Mainly known for the ancient Khajuraho Temple Complex, thi...
In Khajuraho, learn the art of Kama Sutra through the delicate but intricate carvings on the temples. The stunning sculptures are living proof of the advanced thinking and ideologies of our ancestors. Don't be put off by guides or kids giggling at the erotic carvings. Khajuraho is standing proud, showing off to the world how us Indians mastered the art of lovemaking.
Looking for a blend of antiquity, beauty, and marvelous art? Planning a short and crisp tour to take a break from your tiring work?Make it immensely worthy. Here is a place which perfectly makes your trip antique yet memorable. The place Khajuraho reminds you of beautiful, artistic temples in the marvelous city of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most visited historical sites and one of the best tourist places in Madhya Pradesh occupying a spot on every foreign traveler's list. Let's explore more of this heavenly historic beauty...
KhajurahoThe third day was the show-stopper. If I had to describe Khajuraho in one word, it would be - Breathtaking. The temple architecture was nothing less than awe-inspiring. It breathed of the aura of grandeur. The statues with their intricate carvings seemed to dance & talk of the bygone era of the Chandellas.
1. Travel to the heart of India in KhajurahoA convenient place near Delhi for weekend, Khajuraho remains a trending destination to visit during winters. Travellers can board a direct overnight train to Khajuraho from Nizamuddin Railway Station, Delhi. The 22 temples constructed by the rulers of Chandela dynasty between 950 AD and 1050 AD still survive and can be your window to learning the cultural nuances that are part of India's rich history.
This article is about my most memorable trip Khajuraho, one of the most popular tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Famous for its erotic sculptures, this place is best example of ancient architectures in the world.The temples built by the Chandela Rajputs are depicting various concepts of art, meditation, lifestyle etc. The unparalleled beauty of its sculpture make it one of the famous World Heritage Sites in India.
At Jhansi station just at the border of Madhya Pradesh, a bit worried about how I would reach in time, I frantically looked for something that would take me to Orchha. Two minutes later, a voice entered my ears. "Orchha, sir Orchha chalenge?" - just got lucky! I rushed towards the shared auto where people were actually flowing and hanging out. I somehow managed to 'adjust' myself onboard, finishing a 5 minute ride to the Jhansi bus stop. Here, I bumped into the backseat of another auto. This one was rather too comfortable. Me and my backpack were chilling like two bottles of beer on a banana beach. The ride to Orchha for merely Rs 20 completed in around 30 minutes. Discovering the perfect route, the journey was fun and now here I was at my destination - Backpacking is indeed a learning and accomplishing process.This time, I decided to explore the northern and eastern part of Madhya Pradesh which are not at all far from Delhi, starting my journey from quite-a-city Gwalior to the Kingdom-miniature Orchha(via Jhansi) to the R-rated Khajuraho and finally ending safely in the safari of Tala(also known as Bandhavgarh). Here's the recollection of all my memories from the invaded roads, transitioning between cities, talking about how I found the best food & my journey around the bunch of people I met on my way. Gwalior
A tryst with history is what your holiday in Khajuraho and Orchha will be. Those who are very fond of historical details will specifically enjoy travelling to these two destinations, because they are home to the most sensual architecture ever created in this world. Khajuraho is 172km away from Orchha and on your way you will come across countless magnificent waterfalls and other beautiful sights.How To Reach: Khajuraho has its own airport and the nearest railway head is in Mahoba, which is 63km away. Khajuraho is also well-connected by roads.
Points to look out for: the grand structure, use of symbolism, spatial organization, North Indian Nagada style of architecture, sculptures, intricate detailing.4. HampiThe medieval Islam ruled capital of Vijayanagara Kingdom from 1360-1565 A.D was one of the richest cities of its time. History speaks about its glory even now in every nook and corner of the village. Once the largest city of India has become a tiny archaeological village situated on the bank of river Tungabhadra in the Bellary district of Northern Karnataka. Temples, ruins, archaeological remains all made it a place worth the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Hampi is 12 km away from the nearest railway station in Hospet. Bellary is 74 km and state Capital Bengaluru is about 353 km away.
Khajuraho!! which literally means ‘Carrier of date palms’, is the land of the plethora of Hindu and Jain temples. The glory of Chandela’s, are known for their intricacy of carvings are also referred as the Kamasutra temples. But yes hold on, they neither have connection nor were inspired by Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra. These erotic temples which are now a UNESCO World Heritage site is located in a small town of the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh were build between 950 and 1150 were once forbidden and completely infamous.These 10th-11th century temples have a very interesting legend behind them. According to popular beliefs, Hemvati, the daughter of Hemraj was bathing and this attracted the attention of the Moon God, who then descended to earth and seduced and ravaged her. Their union gave birth to Chandravarman, founder the Chandela dynasty, and from then Chandravarman went on to rule Khajuraho.The sculptures around each of these temples depict not only erotica but also sees couples in courtship, royal scenes, battles, marriage, meditation and more. In mythology and also in Kamasutra erotic depiction has been considered auspicious.The fine finish of these carving leave you spellbound and one of the most famous sculptures is a man, pleasuring three women at the same time. This is a combination of Yoga, Tantric Sex and the Karma Sutra. The sensual world got a lot from India.With the sense of beautiful aesthetics these artists created magic. Each female figure carved pretty voluptuous and strong shows that even then women were quite powerful. Not in many places in the world one can see such both craftsmanship of sculptors.
187 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
We've all heard and seen this beautiful hill station in umpteen Bollywood flicks! Enveloped by the Satpura hills, Panchm...
Panchmarhi is a lone hill station in Madhya Pradesh, and is considered to be one of the best places to visit in May in India. Located in the Satpura hill range at a much lower altitude, Pachmarhi is a green blanket of lofty peaks and forest gorges. Earmarked by pre-historic caves with interesting rock carvings, and mesmerizing gushing waterfalls, Pachmarhi is a place of scenic beauty with an exotic wilderness which make up for sought after hiking and trekking routes. Several wildlife sanctuaries like the Satpura Tiger Reserve, Bison Lodge are a perfect getaway option for wildlife enthusiasts.How to get there: Pachmarhi is well-connected by road as well as railways, Pipariya being the nearest railway station. The nearest airports are Bhopal and Jabalpur.
Pandav caves first seemed like a normal Park, then came the end of the park and where a huge Cave was situated. We have to cross around hundred or more stairs to reach the top. ( I reached there 🙋 )After some point , I saw i was alone who was in a great need to go to the top and no one was with me. After reaching the top, I thought it was worth.
Pachmarhi is the place to be to have a quiet, uncomplicated and relaxing weekend. Get some spiritual vibes at places like Jatashankar, walk through some ancient Indian history while in Pandav caves and go to Dhoopgarh to watch a magical sunset. When in Pachmarhi, stay at Welcome Heritage Golf View Resort. It has colonial style villas with lush green lawns and toothsome Indian food.
Also known as the queen of the Satpura ranges, Pachmarhi is a beautiful hill station with stunning waterfalls. Famous places to visit are bee falls, apsara falls and dhoopgarh. Besides these you can also go for activities like para sailing, deep forest camping, rock climbing and night forest trekking.
298 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Famously known for freedom fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai, Jhansi is an integral part of India's historical past. Considered t...
बुंदेले हरबोलों के मुँह हमने सुनी कहानी थी,खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तो झाँसी वाली रानी थीI think most of us would have heard this famous refrain from Subhadra Kumari Chauhan's poem 'Jhansi ki Rani'. But only when you visit here do you realize that the city is a living testament to the valour of its illustrious queen.
Start your journey in Jhansi, a city renowned for being one of the first cities to wage war against the British for the independence of our country. Visit the historic Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, Mahalaxmi Temple and the Government Museum.
Who doesn’t want to visit the land of the courageous lady Rani Laxmibai, one who died defending her land from the great British powers. From the station one can book a car for the entire sightseeing including Orcha and Jhansi along with spare time for lunch all for just 800/- Remember to bargain much and learn the time slot they are allowing you, they have a tendency to make you hurry up unnecessarily.Take time in hand before visiting this place since after 4 pm the museums close and you will miss visiting this place as it happened with me.
Jhansi, my hometown, place where the Revolutionary war took place to fight against freedom. So it would be biased if I don’t write about it. Let’s just take you to the 4-century old fort with a long history.Jhansi Ka Quila(Fort Jhansi) holds a remarkable place in the pages of history. The historic city which was ruled by Marathas and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853, when the territory became a part of British India
Nagpur (Maharastra) to Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) - 9 hours - from here you can find two routes - one NH 44 ( forest route and total 605 km) and other is through Chhindwara, Narsingpur and Sagar around 595 km. I used second route. Overall road is good well maintained double road without traffic. But be careful check your vehicle condition well. On this near Chhindwara you will find Simariya Kalan - 101 feet Statue of Hanuman. Take care of overall road, good road means chances of accidents more. I saw two major accidents while i am on the way. Take a halt at Jhansi (as per my idea per a day 600km drive more enough). Especially all these roads prefer day journey.
249 Kms from Jabalpur
Best time to visit - Avoid the summers and visit this place any time between October through March.
Sanchi happens to be the best of all discoveries made by Alexander Cunningham in 1851. He then went on to establish the ...
Sanchi a tiny town is 50km away from Bhopal- the capital of M.P. the Buddhist stupa build by king ashoka are one of the oldest stone work of Indian history, every year CHETHIYAGIRI festival is celebrated here around Dusshera when lots of Monks arrive here from SriLanka, if you are looking for peace this place is definitely for you.
Day 2:Distance: ~40kms from BhopalNext day we left for Khajruaho ,after exploring Bhopal and Bhimbetka. On our way crossed the line of Tropic of Cancer and headed towards Sanchi. It took us around 30 minutes to reach.
Sanchi is situated in district Raisen, Madhya Pradesh. It is about 49 Kms from Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.Best time to visit --> November to AprilInterest--> ArchitectureTravel --> Nearest airport and railway station is BhopalStupas are well conserved in Sanchi. This place attracts archaeologist.There is also a Sanchi stupa museum established under the campus having many sculptures artifices for visitors.A Place to visit for family, friends, Architecture lovers, Archaeologist, treasure hunter( you never know what can be found anywhere).
I reached Sanchi and stopped at Gateway Treat, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Resort. I called my parents and informed them that their son is alive (Indian parents, I tell you :D). Before visiting Sanchi, I always thought that I can't visit a place like this, not my cup of tea. But, after actually passing through the town..... I still think the same ;-).The road between Sanchi and Bhopal is a gift for the riders. Empty road, few lovely and sweet curves, greenery. The only problem was the heat. I started thinking about the reason behind the high temperature and just then I crossed a big stone board
Frequented by many Indian and foreign tourists, Sanchi is a treat for those interested in cultural history. Sanchi is deemed as one of the most organized structures with the best architectural design dating back to the medieval period. For those not interested in medieval architecture, the calmness and serenity the place offers is a reason enough to pay a visit. Sanchi Stupa is surrounded by a railing with four carved gateways facing all the four directions. The sculptures show scenes integrated with the daily life of Buddha. A careful examination of these sculptures reveals a lot about the life during those times. Depending on one’s interest in history and art, one can spend a good 2-3 hrs at the site. Owing to its status as a world heritage site, the stupa sees an outpour of tourists over the weekend, therefore for those willing to explore the site in intricate detail, weekdays are preferable.