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Deities at Jagannath Dham on Complete Rest for 15 Days

Reports say that the Jagannath Dham deities will be on complete rest for 15 days. They are under medication these days. Shocked??

The devotees visiting the Jagannath Dham temple at sector – 7 are not able to have darshan of the Lord, as these days the Lord is sick and thus, will not be able to attend the devotees.

This is nothing to be surprised on. It is actually an annual practice that represents the old age custom seen at Jagannath temple in Puri.

Here, in this temple, the Lord is considered to reside in human form. Therefore, it is said that all the natural laws followed by the human beings are also applicable to the almighty.

Hence, the Lord, here bears all such sufferings as his subjects do.

On ‘jyeshtha poornima’ Lord Jagannath had a grand bath of 35 ‘swarna ghats’. He was then, seated over a swarna simhasana, i.e. a throne. Here, he was served with ‘aam-ras’.

The consumption of mango juice and prolonged bath made him fall sick. Thus, according to the president of the Jagannath Dham, he will be served with herbal medicines for 15 days.

Now, the reopening ceremony of the temple would take place on ‘Aashad Shukla Ekam’. On this day, the Lord, along with his siblings Balbhadra and Subhadra will be taken out on a rath. ‘Aashad Shukla Ekam’ will fall on July 5.

Further, 21 varieties of delicacies would be served to the Lord, when the temple reopens.

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Smart Ear Piece Language Translator to Carry While You Travel

There’s a new and smart ear piece translator in town, known as the Pilot. This has been introduced by Waverly Labs that is a startup based in NYC.

Smart Ear Piece Language Translator device

The company has started taking pre-orders for this smart device.

According to reports, the entrepreneur Andrew Ochoa came to this unique idea after meeting a French girl. He actually was unaware how to speak to her.

Hence, such an idea came to his mind.

This is not the first time, when such handy translators have been thought about or launched. Earlier, a USB sized translator was launched for the travel lovers, as it as easy to carry along.

Talking about this device, i.e. the pilot; it is also very easy to carry, as you just need to wear it when talking to a non-native person.

Hence, this is a wearable device that would translate different languages in real time, into the ears of each person involved in the conversation.

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Not much is known about this device. But, reports suggest that this language translator would connect to an app. This, in turn, will allow for downloading and toggling languages.

Furthermore, languages like English, Italian, French and Spanish would be translated. Afterwards, it would expand for other languages.


All About the New Highways in Himachal Pradesh

Gaining the Centre’s in-principle approval, Himachal Pradesh will now witness some new national highways. Actually, 17 new national highways are going to be built in this state.

New 17 Highways in Himachal Pradesh

As per reports, the length of the road would be around 1368.20 kms. However, Nitin Gadkari wishes to convert this length into 1500 km. but, this would be initiated only after consulting with the MPs.

Further, it is said that the new highways will include stretches from the state highways:

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  • 14Km Takshal-Nogli
  • 47Km Ranital-Kotla
  • 153Km Chailla-Sarahan-Narayangarh
  • 57Km Bhota-Nerchouk
  • 118Km Neripul-rajgarh-Banethi
  • 78Km Narkanda-Rohru
  • 62Km Rohru- Bhalidhar-Kiari-Kotkhai
  • 125Km Mandi-Chailchouk-Nagan
  • 106Km Taradevi-Nalagarh-Ghanouli

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Reports suggest that if the HP government helps in land acquisition, the ministry will undertake the widening of every national highway.

It is also said that electric transportation system is also encouraged in Himachal Pradesh.

Gadkari further says that Lithium batteries have been developed by ISRO. They are estimated to be 30% cheaper than the European version. Hence, if the commercial production gets a boost, India will enjoy electric buses on vary nominal rates.


Sharing Ola or Uber Cab is New and More Sensible

On one hand where Delhi government’s odd even led to a positive effect on the capital’s climate, it also caused some inconvenience for some people and aroused opportunities for cab firms. These cab providing services heavily promoted their sharing and carpooling services with cleverly written pitch.

share car on Ola or Uber cab

According to Calculations done by the savvy guys at, it was found that one would save around INR 5o every day. For those who work 5 days a week, this number would grow upto 13,000!

Although it may not sound a big saving at first, but if you consider the huge number of people doing this, this mere number increases to several figures.

Car pooling services such as costs mere 60 Rs for 30km ride. This can save working guys a whopping 59,000 per year. As per the math, this is a pretty good number and a solid reason why one should consider carpooling and cab sharing services.

Further talking about this topic, Carpooling and sharing also saves you from miscellaneous expenses such as purchasing a car, insurance and maintenance, also the irritating parking bill. We must agree these carpooling has two folded advantage; not only it is economically beneficial, but it is also environmentally beneficial.


Ready to Enjoy a Ride on Amphibious Bus in India?

Are you ready to enjoy a ride on amphibious buses – the buses that can travel both on land and water? Recently, norms have been set up these buses for tourism purpose.

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It is said that these buses will be used for the purpose of tourism, thereby helping the tourists enjoy sightseeing.

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According to the reports, the first bust may start operating in Mumbai in the next three months. It has been procured by JNPT (Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust).

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It is said that 14 of these buses would be built by a Goa based company. Hence, it has asked the ministry to provide the norms, so that the company could begin the operations part.

Also, reports suggest that the maximum spped limit assigned to the buses would be 40 km/hr. additionally, the buses would not travel after the sun sets.

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As far as the routes are concerned; these buses will be assigned some particular routes. These routes would be approved by the state transport department.

Ride on Amphibious Bus

These buses will thus, be helpful for tourists to enjoy sightseeing on both land and water.


Welcome Kate and William to India and Bhutan this April

It’s time to welcome Kate and William to India and Bhutan this April. This royal couple is expected to visit India and Bhutan from April 10 to April 16. While Prince George and Princess Charlotte will stay back at home, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit to some iconic locations in India and Bhutan.

kate and william visit india and bhutan this april

This is for sure that the couple would explore different sides of both the countries.

Staying in the Taj Palace Hotel (Mumbai), visiting the slums in Mumbai, exploring the six hour trek in Bhutan and much more; this couple has a lot to explore as per their stipulated schedule.

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According to reports, the entire schedule of the visit is as given below:

1. 10th April, India

  • The couple would arrive at the famous Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai and meet the hotel staff that was brave enough to protect the guests’ life during 2008 terror attack.
  • Watch a cricket match in the Oval Maidan Public Park.
  • Meet children living in slums.
  • Visit Malabar Hill to explore the Banganga Water Tank. They would also meet the slum people living nearby.
  • Meet the Bollywood stars in a fundraiser.

2. 11 April, India

  • Attend an event in Mumbai where they would meet the aspirant youth entrepreneurs.
  • Visit New Delhi, where the couple would visit India Gate war memorial to lay a wreath.
  • Visit Gandhi Smriti.
  • Visit the British High Commissioner residence where a birthday party for The Queen would be organized.
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3. 12 April, India

  • While the couple would be in New Delhi, two engagements are expected to be declared.
  • Visit Kaziranga and enjoy the campfire with some delightful music and dance performances.

4. 13 April

  • Visit the Kaziranga National Park.
  • Visit the Centre for Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation.
  • Visit the Kaziranga Discovery Centre.

5. 14th April, Bhutan

  • A warm ceremonial welcome in Bhutan.
  • Visit Thimpu Dzong (Buddhist monastery) to enjoy the welcome procession.
  • Visit open-air archery venue in Thimpu.
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6. 15 April, Bhutan

  • Enjoy the six hours trek to Paro Taktsang.
  • Attend a reception.

7. 16 April, India

This visit will surely be an exciting one, for the royal couple and also for India and Bhutan. They will be back in the UK, quiet before the 90th birthday of The Queen, which is on April 21.


Super-Fast Gatimaan Express to Cover Delhi-Agra Distance in 100 Min

The super-fast Gatimaan Express train is expected to cover Delhi-Agra distance in just 100 minutes. This is considered to be the fastest train in India that will be flagged off today. It would travel from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Agra Cantonment station in a time period of just 100 minutes.

gatimaan experess from new delhi to agra

Since a long time, the launch of this train was awaited. According to reports, this train has a number of features that are worth to know:

1. Fare

The executive AC chair car seat would have a fare of Rs.1,500. On the other hand, single AC chair car seat would have a fare of Rs.750.

2. Days of Travel

It would travel 6 days in an entire week. Friday, is that one day in the week, when this train would not travel.

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3. Semi-Bullet Train

This train is considered to be as the semi-bullet train. It would travel from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Agra Cantonment station.

4. Timings

The inauguration time of the train was said to be 10 a.m. today. The scheduled time might be changed. The train might leave the Nizammuddin station at 8.10 a.m. in the morning and reach to Agra Cantonment station at 9.50 a.m in the morning.

5. Additional Features

Additional features may include on-board entertainment facility, Linke-Hofmann-Busch coaches, 8 AC chair car coaches and 2 executive AC chair car coaches.

gatimaan experess from new delhi to agra 2

Hence, the ride on this train will be a joyous ride…!! Don’t miss the chance to travel in this super-cool, super-fats train.


5 Exotic Locations That Attract Your Favourite Celebrities

There are a number of famous locations in India that are known to attract popular celebrities from Bollywood. If you are a travel junkie, you would also love to visit those places where your favourite actor or actress might have visited.

5 Exotic Locations Attract Celebrities

So, listed below are some of those popular destinations:

1. Goa


The water sports, beaches, seafood and the nightlife of Goa is always loved by the celebrities. This is one of the top locations where the maximum celebrities are spotted.

2. Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha Tiger Reserve

This national park is known for its huge population of tigers. The luxury resorts, bird watching and safari attract the popular celebrities in huge number.

3. Ladakh


The scenic beauty of Ladakh attracts the celebrities just like a magnet. Many a times, celebrities land here for their film or ad shoot. However, this is a popular holiday destination for them.

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4. Jaipur


This charming city is popular for its ancient forts, bazaars and camel rides. The beauty of this place often attracts the Hollywood celebrities as well.

5. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a royal city that delights the celebrities through its heritage sites and culinary delights.

There are more destinations that are among the favourites of the celebrities. However, these locations are among the top destinations in India where celebrities are spotted.


8 Facts Defining Qutub Minar as the Centre of Delhi Tourism

A special project has been announced on Qutub Minar by the Delhi government, so as to boost the tourism in Delhi. This has made necessary for everyone to understand varied facts about this historical monument that would attract huge crowd of tourists in future.

facts about Qutub Minar

So, here are some of the major facts related to this ancient monument:

  1. Almost 10 crore INR has been allocated for the development of tourism
  2. The construction of a skywalk between Qutub Minar and the metro station is expected to commence, for attracting tourists.
  3. It is regarded as the tallest brick monument worldwide.
  4. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  5. Qutub Minar complex consists of different ancient structures.

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  1. Other monuments or structures are: Alai Minar, Tomb of Imam Zamin, Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Iron Pillar, Ala-ud-din Madrasa and Tomb of Iltutmish
  2. This monument as constructed by Qutb-ud-din Aibak as the remark of his victory over the last Hindu kingdom of Delhi. The main brick tower was constructed by him.
  3. In 1368, the fifth and last storey of Qutub Minar as built by Firoz Shah Tughlak.

This certainly defines why Qutub Minar has been chosen for the latest tourism project initiated by the Delhi government.


New Mercedes-Benz S Class to Hit the Indian Roads Very Soon

The new Mercedes-Benz S class will soon to hit the Indian Roads. The S 400 is a new member in the S class range of the Mercedes brand. According to reports, it would be launched in India on March 29.

soon Mercedes-Benz S Class Hit Indian Roads

This car is said to be launched in the petrol version. Hence, it is considered as another addition to the petrol version of cars, just like the S500 that comes with V8 petrol engine. If you are looking for luxury car in petrol version, then this S 400 is the ideal car for you.

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Further, since, the announcement of its launching date in India, this car is being compared to other cars in the S class range.

A number of changes have been observed. However, the major attribute that differentiates the S 400 from several other S class cars, is 3-litre, V6 turbo engine. It develops 480Nm of torque and 330bhp.

This car is great on space, maximum comfort, quality in the cabin, rear wheel drive and air-suspension.

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On an international level, this car is sold as a hybrid car. However, there are no specific plans to launch this trim in India.

According to reports, the (ex-showroom) price of the car might be somewhere around Rs 1.3 crore.