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A Week In The Journey Of Xplore-Bharat

A Week In The Journey Of Xplore-Bharat

When we started the blog-train ‘Xplore Bharat’, our aim was to cover each and every corner of vibrant India. By the grace of the Almighty, many enthusiastic bloggers joined the show and the outcome is stupendous!

I got the opportunity of summing up the posts of week 7. All posts are interlinked. You can hop from one post to another and enjoy the ‘Xplore Bharat’ ride while sitting in your couch;)

If you’re following our chain then there’s nothing that can stop you from packing your bags to explore the treasure called India:)

On Day 1, we reached Daman by Little Duniya. You can find things to do in this small city of Union Territory Daman and Diu.

On Day 2, our blog train was halted by Prerna at the land of Superstar Rajnikanth, Chennai with Prerna Wahi.

On Day 3, Manas paved the way for Hidden Gems of Goa-Vasco Da Gama and painted a different picture of Goa.

Sun was still shining bright and our bloggers were in high spirits. Suhasini took us for a trip to the Steel City- Jamshedpur.

On Day 4, Lifewithmypenguin created magic with her Aurangabad post. Exploring Aurangabad in Two Days.

Day 5 witnessed another amazing post on Goa from Saba. The bloggers wanted to chill on the beaches of Goa and she gave us a Beach-hopping post.

Day 6. We rode on a majestic ride with Ajit’s post on Surat – A Mix of Modernity and History

Last day of the week was celebrated in two extreme corners of our country, India.

Sthuti entered with Exploring Beautiful Bhuj and the White Desert, Great Rann.

Aditi gave an account on Tripura- The state less travelled.

Things to do in Tripura

We are celebrating each day of Xplore-Bharat blog train with a different location. One more week and the memorable trip will come to an end, thankfully giving rise to hundreds of travel dreams:)

This post is a part of the #XploreBharat BlogTrain hosted by
Aditi, Esha, Maheshwaran, Preeti, Saba,Pragun, Sanjota, Sudip, Suhasini and Supriya.

Finally a big shout out to our sponsors KAIV and FABZANIA for taking this Blog Train experience even further.

KAIV

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Chandigarh- City Beautiful with a Heart

Chandigarh- City Beautiful with a Heart

A person with Punjab connection resonates with the simple mention of the city beautiful- Chandigarh. I am one such fellow. Internationally known for its planning and architecture, Le Corbusier’s creation Chandigarh is one of the cleanest and the happiest cities in India. In one of the articles, BBC named Chandigarh as the perfect city in terms of architecture, modernisation and cultural growth.
Back in the 1890s, the first architect of the city Albert Mayer challenged ‘American claim that rejected the City Beautiful concepts’ and determined to build one. The city, later completed by Le Corbusier in 1949 replaced Lahore, the capital city of Punjab before partition.

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One can find a number of ‘The Open Hand sculptures’ in Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, a sign of peace and reconciliation. Chandigarh derived its name from the ancient temple of an Indian Goddess- ‘Chandi Mandir’ in Panchkula.

The city has produced many renowned personalities. Industry exposure, the freedom of expression and a great many opportunities, Chandigarh attracts learners and achievers from all over the country.
Ayushman Khurrana, Abhinav Bindra, Yami Gautam, Yuvraj Singh, Bani J, Sachin Bansal- Binny Bansal and Gul Panag are a few of the famous personalities from the city:)

My Connection with Chandigarh

When I was a child, Chandigarh was my parents’ favourite place to visit on weekends. Just two hours drive from our home and complete with amazing things to do, Chandigarh carved a deep influence on my mind and heart.
The city is well-planned and the breathtaking modern architecture takes you on a dream ride. My all-time favourites are Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Musical fountain, Sector 17 market and Japanese Garden.

Rock Garden

It was the creative mind of Nek Chand who built sculptures from waste materials like broken crockery, glass and bangles. The man raised the 13-acre empire of pottery covered concrete structures. Rock Garden was opened to the general public in 1986. A workforce of 50 labourers was allotted to Nek Chand to develop the garden.

You will be surprised to know that Rock Garden is the second most popular place in India after Taj Mahal.

Sukhna Lake

Sukhna Lake is the place Chandigarh people love to boast about. Le Corbusier created the lake for the care of body and spirit. Seasonal steam ‘Sukhna Choe’ was dammed to develop beautiful Sukhna Lake. Tranquil lake, green patches and picturesque view, Sukhna lake is adored by one and all. It is frequently visited by tourists, health-conscious walkers, families seeking quality-time together and enthusiastic youngsters.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden is counted as one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh. Japanese architecture, Pagoda tower, meditation hut and Japanese food; Japanese Garden takes you to Japan without travelling too far. Buddha idol and other sculptures make your visit enjoyable.

Laser Musical Fountain

You can’t afford to miss the Laser Musical Fountain in the happening market of sector 17. Colourful patterns of light dancing with the fountain water presents a breathtaking view. Wait for the night to fall for the exclusive light and sound show. It will be a precious addition to your cherished memories:)

This post is a part of the #XploreBharat Blog Train hosted by
Aditi, Esha, Maheshwaran, Preeti, Saba, Pragun, Sanjota, Sonia, Sudip, Suhasini and Supriya

Finally a big shout out to our sponsors KAIV and FABZANIA for taking this Blog Train experience even further.

KAIV

KAIV is a personal grooming accessory and appliances brand offering a wide range of world-class products.

FABZANIA

FabZania is an upcoming Food, Travel, Entertainment and Lifestyle web portal.

Today the #XploreBharat Blog Train has reached ‘Panoramic Ripples‘ to explore Chandigarh from ‘Jaipur by Bookhippo‘ The next stop of #XploreBharat Blog Train is Ooty by Sitharaam Jayakumar.

Passing the baton to Sitharaam Jayakumar.

[PS- Stay tuned to ‘Blog Booster India‘ or @BlogBoosterInd for all the action:)]

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Invitation to join #XploreBharat Blog Train

Celebrating the occasion of 70 glorious years of Republic India, my enthusiastic blogger friends decided to begin a blog journey visiting various places throughout the country. India is a vast country having vibrant hues on display. The Blog Train is a great way to know about the shades of India. Dear bloggers, hop on even if you’ve travelled a few places in India. Contribute by sharing your travel stories and be a part of the prestigious journey.
I’m sure you don’t want to miss the fun we are going to have:)

Onboard XploreBharat Blog Train, you might be interested in the rules to follow!

To commemorate 70 years of Republic India, ‘BlogBoosterIndia’ group is hosting #XploreBharat blog train from 1st February 2019. A minimum of 70 posts will be posted by different Travel-loving Bloggers touching 70 beautiful and unique places of India.

If you meet the following criteria fill up the form through the link given below.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE IF:

1) You are a Travel-loving-Blogger who writes about places within India.

2) Have Social Media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

3) You can join the FB Group – BlogBoosterIndia.

4) You can post your articles on the date committed by you.

5) You can Read, Comment and Share all the posts published in this #XploreBharat BlogTrain through your social media accounts.

6) Sign Up Form Link.

Meet the think tank behind the grand show👉

Preeti, PraGun, Suhasini, Maheshwaran, Esha, Sonia, Saba, Aditi, Sanjota, Sudip, Supriya.

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