September 2021


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My next travel trip after the final vaccination is to Himachal Pradesh. What is happiness If no problem rises planning the travel? I have been studying where to travel next for a long time. Even a few years ago, planning this trip was easy. But in this time of the pandemic, when it comes to traveling somewhere, safety issues become very important. After my final vaccination, I wanted a place where people travel less. And that place will be quite far from Kolkata. Because it’s always fascinating to me to struggle for reaching my travel destination. After doing a lot of research, I decided to go to Himachal Pradesh. But I am not going to Shimla, Manali, or Spiti valley the famous tourist spots. I am planning to go to two small villages called Bir & Billing in west Joginder Nagar Valley. Surrounded by Tibetan culture, these two Himachal villages are now becoming popular among travelers.

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I always plan to visit all the places in India in one trip. Many places in India have come to my mind while thinking about where to go next. Kedarnath & Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Sandakphu, Tribeni & Kalimpong in North Bengal, Le Ladakh trip, Varanasi & Agra in Uttar Pradesh. After recharging all the places I finally decided I would go to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Then I will reach Agra by road from Varanasi. But you know what happened next? While looking for hotels and hostels to stay in Varanasi and Agra on various websites, I came across a small Himachal village hostel. And once I see it, I like the atmosphere and vibe of that hostel. So now the journey in front of me is not Varanasi Agra, it is Himachal Pradesh Bir, and Billing Village.

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I want to know, whose travel planning is perfect. My travel plan is never perfect. A new place, new people, a new environment, and new life every morning, that’s what makes me feel good on my travel days. I booked my hostel in Himachal first and booked my flight back flight from Delhi to Kolkata ten days later (Because on that day that flight was available at the lowest price). The remaining 10 days of travel are still unknown to me.

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Safety First

Hey, have you completed your final vaccinations? It is very important to complete the vaccination if you want to travel anywhere in India and outside India. But once the vaccination is done, it’s not all over. Some simple safety rules should be followed all the time.

  • Use your Mask. (Your masks help protect those around you)
  • Maintain Social Distancing..(The most important travel precaution is to maintain at least a 3-meter distance from any others)
  • A little difficult but we have to be careful not to touch the eyes, face, and nose as much as possible.
  • Cigarette smoking is bad for your health, but if someone still smokes, it’s important to keep it in mind. Smoking as far away from others as possible and taking care not to pass the same cigarette to others.
  • We have to take care to keep ourselves as clean as possible.
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India is famous all over the world for its ancient culture and civilization. The Indus Valley Civilization, an early civilization of the ancient world, was contemporary with ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. People from different countries have different opinions about which is the oldest city in the world. But if I talk about ancient India, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is one of the oldest cities in the world. In India’s ancient past there are several ancient cities in India that have been living uninterruptedly for thousands of years. Several dynasties and kingdoms ruled these cities throughout their ancient history. Here are some of the oldest ancient cities and states that are older than time.

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Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

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Mark Twain famously said: ‘Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together. Varanasi is one of the oldest ancient civilizations in India. Situated on the bank of the holiest river of India “Ganges”. The Rik Veda (1700- 1100 BC) also mentions the oldest city in India. According to many historians, Varanasi was prosperous in Europe more than 1600 years before the fall of the Roman Empire. Varanasi is also a significant city for Jainism and Hinduism. In 528 BC Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon to Varanasi Sarnath.

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Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

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Madurai is the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu and one of the most important cities in ancient India. Another Ancient name in Madurai is Kudal, which means ‘a congregation of wise people, and Madurai was actually the center of scholars and religious teachers in southern India for hundreds of years. For 2500 years, Madurai was one of the major cities of South Indian culture and trade. Mentioned great traveler Megasthenes wrote this oldest city ruled by various empires ranging from Pandya and Chola to Karnata and finally by the British. The entire Madurai City is centered around the Meenakshi Amman Temple. According to history this temple was built around 600 BC and rebuilt in its present form in the 17th century. The Meenakshi Amman Temple is the Marvel of Madurai and one of the ancient temples in India.

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Vaishali (Bihar)

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The Lichiby Republic is an ancient state of India and probably the first republic in the world. Vaishali was the capital of this ancient kingdom and one of the important cities of India in that era. Vaishali is a great Buddhist shrine and the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. As well as Load Goutam Buddha came to this place three times and spent a long time here. Buddha also gave his last sermon at Vaishali and announced his Nirvana here. His relics were interred at the Stupa in Vaisali in 483 BC (currently in the Patna museum). The ancient capital was located in present-day Bihar

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Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

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One of the most important cities in South India is the city of Thanjavur. Formerly known as Tanjore, the beautiful city of Tanjavur is home to several important south Indian cultural, art, and religious sites. Thanjavur was an important capital during the Chola dynasty. This old city an ancient temple town in Tamil Nadu has been a cultural center for more than a millennium. Brihadeshwara temple this eleventh-century structure is one of the leading examples of Chola architecture and was built using some of the most advanced architectural techniques of the time. It is also home to some of the finest examples of Tamil architecture, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Great Temple.

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Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)

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Ujjain is one of the most prominent ancient cities in middle India besides the Kshipra River. The city has long witnessed the rise and fall of the Maurya, Avanti, Nanda, and the Gupta Empire. Ujjain’s name has appeared in the writings of famous Indian writers like Kalidasa and in the literature of many other writers of that era. The century-old famous Mahakaleswar temple is located in the center of the city. Ujjain also hosts one of the officially recognized Kumbh Mela held there every 12 years.

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Please Note- Apart from these 5 Ancient Cities, there are many other old cities in Indian history. Like Rajgir, Patna, Hampi, Gour (Gadua), Pushkar, and Ayodhya. The role of these cities was very important in ancient Indian history.

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