Thrilling Travel A Travel Blog About Travel Experiences, Destinations & Tips Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thrilling Travel 32 32 All about the best beach in Dwarka – Shivrajpur Beach Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:06:06 +0000 The blue water turned white as it bubbled over my toes The soft sand had my feet got enclosed. Even from a distance, I clearly saw the friendly fins Waltzing with the gentle waves were the lively dolphins. They seemed far but still within my reach But then, that was how everything was - on ... Read more]]> 1 The Bet Dwarka Story – a mystical mix of fact & fiction Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:15:16 +0000 "It is not just a myth that the Bet Dwarka temple was actually Krishna's home. There is evidence pointing to it - like the recent discovery of the Bet Dwarka underwater city and the various historical digs on the island itself. The is definitely plenty more to the Bet Dwarka story" I have been digging ... Read more]]> 2 Nageshwar Jyotirlinga – A renowned Shiva Temple in Gujarat Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:16:49 +0000 His eyes bore through my soul... They beckoned me closer. His gaze urged me to look... At things beyond the obvious. The towering idol of Shiva greeted me at the entrance of the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple. His gaze and aura struck me so powerfully that I wondered what the actual linga inside this Shiva Temple in ... Read more]]> 2 Dwarka Gomti Ghat – A confluence of culture & nature Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:49:39 +0000 I followed the lone floating diya to the first ray of the rising sun that had begun to spread its golden tones onto the river. The slow rhythmic chants in the background added to the mystique in the air. A sudden splash broke my reverie and drew my attention to the ceremonies being performed in ... Read more]]> 0 Rukmini Devi Temple – abode of the Queen of Dwarka Sat, 15 May 2021 06:21:30 +0000 Parched and tired, she turned and looked at her Lord. Krishna smiled and paused. He dug his toe into the earth and out sprang Ganga. Rukmini gratefully nodded and scooped some of the spring to quench her thirst. She had hardly taken a sip when a loud voice caused her to drop the water. What ... Read more]]> 2 Udupi Krishna Temple Story of Mystic & Miracles Mon, 03 May 2021 04:49:11 +0000 He asked the holy one to choose anything from his ship - "A gratitude for guiding us to safety."  Madhvacharya chose the sandalwood ballast. While transporting it, a small piece broke away to reveal a glittering jewel. Curiosity unleashed a sparkling discovery. Sri Krishna had just arrived in Udupi from Dwarka by way of an ... Read more]]> 22 Byndoor – An offbeat beach near Udupi Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:13:14 +0000 Was it the magic of the rising sun that was beginning to add its golden glow to the trees at one end? Or was it the sea spray that continued to create a misty sheer around the beach and the backwaters? To the east was the sunrise while on the west was a pristine beach ... Read more]]> 24 St Mary’s island Udupi – A national geological monument off Malpe Beach Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:20:22 +0000 With a quick swig, he emptied the coconut shell. Discarding the shell, he picked a holy cross and fixed it close to the shore. He whispered - "Padrao de Sante Maria" and with that, he turned and left the isle for his final destination. Little did he know that his whispered words would make the ... Read more]]> 20 Picturesque & Serene – The Varanga Jain Temple in Karnataka Wed, 07 Apr 2021 04:43:55 +0000 It was not just the Kere Basadi that exuded calm Even the blue-green water lake around it seemed serene. The twittering birds & temple bells added to the spell And the slow ripples by the boat oars further enhanced the charm The combination of beauty and serenity at the Varanga Jain temple in Karnataka makes ... Read more]]> 18 Miracles of Faith – St. Lawrence Church Attur Thu, 01 Apr 2021 05:48:07 +0000 They tried over and over again, but he refused to move. And so, they honored his wish to remain by building a new home at that very place. The new abode completed, the priest decided to try once one. Voila! This time, the statue moved and thus began the miracles at the St. Lawrence Church ... Read more]]> 20 Rumblings of the relics at the Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, Manipal Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:26:51 +0000 He walked to the pile of discarded wares and picked up the artistic brass lock. To the family, it was an old worthless piece of an instrument used to bolt heavy doors - one that had no relevance in their contemporary mansion. To him - it was a priceless relic of his culture - one ... Read more]]> 20 Divine Vibes & Melodious Chants at Shree Dwarkadhish Temple Wed, 17 Mar 2021 06:38:31 +0000 He arranged the yellow dhoti and then opened the jewelry box. The gold chain with red stones seemed perfect to compliment the Lord's yellow garbs and so, he chose that for the evening. With that, the Lord was ready to see his devotees. The other man in the room slowly opened the door as his ... Read more]]> 22