International Travel

Falaj Daris – Nizwa

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The Falaj Daris is the biggest falaj in Oman, and one of the five collectively listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2006. Nizwa’s former prosperity was due to its plethora of water supplies, with over 134 aflaj (plural for falaj) in the Nizwa wilayat (village). One hundred of these are still in use […]

International Travel

Nizwa Gate – Nizwa

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#travelwithgdp Fact: In the early 1950s, the large round tower of the ancient fort built in the center of the town was bombed and rocketed by the British Royal Air Force, who were called in to assist the then-reigning Sultan Said bin Taymour in suppressing a revolt by leaders of the interior Imamate of Oman. The […]

India

Gangtok View Point – Gangtok

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#travelwithgdp Fact: A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon. In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in Tibet.

Gokarna Trip

Kudle Beach – Gokarna

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna is an important center of Sanskrit learning and houses Bhandikeri Math and Toggu Math. It is a place where Sanskrit knowledge is passed down from generations in Brahmin families. Many Hindus perform the last rites here as Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers.

Gokarna Trip

Paradise Beach – Gokarna

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The main temple and deity in Gokarna is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabaleshwar. This temple houses what is believed to be an original image of Lord Shiva’s linga also know as Atmalinga.

Gokarna Trip

Paradise Beach – Gokarna

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna means cow’s ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini.

Gokarna Trip

Half Moon Beach – Gokarna

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#travelwithgdp Fact: The Arabian Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean. It is actually, the North Western branch of the ocean while the North Eastern branch is the Bay of Bengal. Due to the lack of rainfalls and scarcity of major rivers along with its general hot weather, the water of the sea has high […]

Gokarna Trip

Gokarna Beach – Gokarna

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#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. Fishing is most sought after the occupation in the town and the catch are immediately sold on the streets of Fish Market.