India

Golden Temple – Amritsar

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#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.

India

Shimla Hills – Shimla

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#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 […]

India

Wagah Border – Punjab

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#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.

International Travel

Victoria Harbor – Hong Kong

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#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 […]

India

Agra Fort – Agra

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#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.

India

Rock Beach – Pondicherry

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#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.