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Day 3: Back from Ramtek

October 3, 2011

Yes, this is day 3 and I am still on.

Had a wonderful trip to Ramtek and nearby locations.  We (Kailash and I) reached Kachurwahi last night and headed to Ramtek early morning today.  We visited Khindsi Lake, Nagarjuna Vihara, Nagarjuna hill, Kalidas smarak, Ram Mandir, and then to a nearby fort at Nagardhan.  We didn’t in fact go in the Ramtek town, but visited all unusual locations in the periphery.  We clicked a lot of photos and had a lot of fun.  We could not go to Mansar excavation site because of time restrictions; let us see for the next time.

Nagarjuna Hill is a wonderful place and I had been to it a few years ago.  The great Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna is said to have spent some time of his life here.  There is also a Buddhist vihara at the base of the hill.  There was a young guy from Japan who came here as a monk in search of peace.  It was too peaceful there, both in the Vihara and atop the Nagarjuna Hill.

Nagardhan, known as Nandivardhan in the medieval India, was a Capital city of the Vakataka dynasty.  The old capital has now remained only as a small village.  The fort is also left in too much negligence by the government.  It is a historical place, we should learn to know its importance.

The return journey was too much of a torture.  I was too tired and the road travel through Kamthi was Itwari was just sucking.  I had a vomiting just after reaching home, but now I’m fine.

Excited about my photos, but will need to do some basic photo-editing and sorting before I upload them, so keep an eye, I will be there soon 🙂  Give me a feedback, I love comments 🙂

Links: ** My Panoramio Page ** Kailasha’s Panoramio Page ** Ramtek on Panoramio

Origin of Nag River!

September 25, 2011

There is an ancient Marathi saying that goes like “You must not try to find the origin of a river and the ancestry of a sage.”  They may have their reasons to say that, but I wanted to find the origin of Nag River for my Wikipedia article.  I tried to explore the city with Google Earth going back through the course of the River, but could not locate the river past Maharajbag.  I could find where the river got lost in all the Google Earth greenery.  I could see another tributary and pours in the river somewhere near Buldi, but it had no definite source found.

The next option was to look in Google Maps, map version, not satellite.  And the map took me to the place where I had not only been to previously, but had also taken some photos.  In fact, the wall through which the Ambazari Lake goes overflow is the origin of the Nag River.

So here is the origin of Nag River for all of you:

Overflowing Ambazari Lake origin of Nag River

Leave me a reply if you find it useful.  Also, tell me if I have made an error.  You can also see this image on Panoramio to get the exact location in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Ek raah to wo hogi..

September 22, 2011

And what should I write more?

Way beside Ambazari Lake, Nagpur

Saathi, which roads leads to the core of your heart?

 

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