#travelwithgdp Fact: The Langar at the Golden temple serves up to more than 1,00,000 on an average and 2,00,000 people during special religious events. Amazingly, all the food served are donations from the faithful.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The famous Scandal point in Shimla is where the Ridge road meets the Mall road. The name originated as the Maharaja of Patiala fell in love with the daughter of the then Viceroy of India and without wasting much time he eloped with her from this very point. As a consequence of this, the […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The flag-lowering ceremony conducted every evening at Wagah is called the “Beating Retreat” ceremony. It has been conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers since 1959.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Goa is the only State in India with two official languages- Konkani and Marathi.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb for eight years in the octagonal tower (known as ‘Mussaman Burj’) of Agra Fort after Dara Shikoh, Shah Jahan’s eldest son’s defeat.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Puducherry (name changed from Pondicherry on 20th September 2006) celebrates Independence Day on August 16th while the rest of the country celebrates it on August 15th as the legal merger with the Indian Union from the French was observed on that day.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840, which made it a pilgrimage center and famous beautiful city that we see today.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Living Root Bridges are handmade bridges, constructed by either tying the roots when young or letting them grow at certain angles until they can hold the weight of a human.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The 75 available parking slots on Commerical Street works in a very peculiar way where the current date, depending on whether it’s odd or even decides which side of the road the parking spaces for 4-wheelers can be used.