#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: The Hong Kong Harbor, now known as Victoria Harbor, is located in China between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The name was changed to Victoria Harbor to represent a fleet of ships that docked there that belonged to Queen Victoria. This harbor, due to its location in the south, was favored by […]
#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: The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. This carpet measures 60,570 square feet and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters.
#travelwithgdp Fact: In June 2012 a set of Olympic rings was suspended from the Tower Bridge to mark one month to go until the start of the games which cost £259,817 to construct.
#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.