Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

1. Visit The Temple of Gold at Wonderla, Hyderabad – key words: temple of gold, wonderla, hyderabad

I came here the first time when I was three, and I’ve been coming here every year since. I have a ritual to go around the temple, touching every idol and spreading the flowers and prasad. And it is a great sense of pride that I can pray at this temple, and feel like I’m in my home. Sometimes I go to the temple in the morning and by evening, I return again for repetition of the same ritual. It gives me a great sense of calm, and it makes me one with God.
I learnt about this temple when I was in sixth grade. Actually it was my friend who took me there. My other friends had earlier told me about a similar place called Tirupati Balaji Temple, but being new to this city, I never really got a chance to visit the place.. I was a little afraid of going. I was, at that time, an atheist. So it’s a very big achievement to have gone around this temple now and spent my prayers in the temple.

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the absolutely true diary of a part time indian themes

2. Visit the Rajasthani Thar Desert at Ajmer Sharif – key words: ajmer sharif, rajasthan desert, thar desert

People from all around the country visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah , a shrine with a mausoleum housing the tomb of the Muslim Sufi holy man, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer is located in Rajasthan, India. It is situated 538 km southwest of New Delhi and 214 km north of Jaipur in the middle of Thar Desert. It is the largest city in Rajasthan, and among the highest-population cities in India.
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah [meaning “Tomb of the Saint”] is a shrine with the tomb of the Muslim Sufi holy man, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The dargah is located in Ajmer, India. It is one of the most revered Islamic shrines in India, second only to Mecca and Medina. Thousands of devotees from all over the world visit it every year. The dargah attracts about 12 lakhs pilgrims annually which makes it popular for tourism.
The dargah is popular for the following reasons;
1. The holy man, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti(R.A.) was a saint who lived during the 12th century and whose tomb and mausoleum are located here.

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the absolutely true diary of a part time indian themes

3. Explore The Taj Mahal at dusk – key words: taj mahal, dusk, india symbol

I went to see this monument at dusk, and I found that dusk’s a great time to come here, because then you can see the structure of the Taj Mahal itself. The contrast of light and dark makes the whole structure really amazing. And then the sound of the fountains in the background, and the light and shade play – it’s a very visually pleasing experience.
We were told to wear cover up: a good hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. So we put on our sunblock, and then strolled along the river bank. It was a very nice walk: the water was very pleasant. And then as we walked along our group just took off their shoes and socks, and it was fine. It’s also a very scenic walk: you’re looking at India from an angle that it doesn’t get to see much of [on] everyday life in Delhi.
After that we caught the rickshaw. We didn’t have to wait long; the rickshaw was there. We got into the rickshaw, and after that we were taken to a place called the “Olympic Village.” You see, this was made for the games in Delhi. In fact, it’s kind of embarrassing now that you go there and you see all these buildings empty – you know, like all these houses are empty? It’s like a half-built city.

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the absolutely true diary of a part time indian themes