Thrilling Travel https://thrillingtravel.in A Travel Blog About Travel Experiences, Destinations & Tips Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://thrillingtravel.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thrilling-travel-icon-400-pxl-150x150.png Thrilling Travel https://thrillingtravel.in 32 32 All about the best beach in Dwarka – Shivrajpur Beach https://thrillingtravel.in/shivrajpur-beach-dwarka.html https://thrillingtravel.in/shivrajpur-beach-dwarka.html#comments Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:06:06 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=17794 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/shivrajpur-beach-dwarka.html/feed 1 The Bet Dwarka Story – a mystical mix of fact & fiction https://thrillingtravel.in/bet-dwarka-gujarat.html https://thrillingtravel.in/bet-dwarka-gujarat.html#comments Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:15:16 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=17591 "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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/bet-dwarka-gujarat.html/feed 2 Nageshwar Jyotirlinga – A renowned Shiva Temple in Gujarat https://thrillingtravel.in/nageshwar-jyotirlinga-temple-gujarat.html https://thrillingtravel.in/nageshwar-jyotirlinga-temple-gujarat.html#comments Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:16:49 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=16342 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/nageshwar-jyotirlinga-temple-gujarat.html/feed 2 Dwarka Gomti Ghat – A confluence of culture & nature https://thrillingtravel.in/dwarka-gomti-ghat-gujarat.html https://thrillingtravel.in/dwarka-gomti-ghat-gujarat.html#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:49:39 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15967 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/dwarka-gomti-ghat-gujarat.html/feed 0 Rukmini Devi Temple – abode of the Queen of Dwarka https://thrillingtravel.in/rukmini-devi-temple-dwarka.html https://thrillingtravel.in/rukmini-devi-temple-dwarka.html#comments Sat, 15 May 2021 06:21:30 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15788 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/rukmini-devi-temple-dwarka.html/feed 2 Udupi Krishna Temple Story of Mystic & Miracles https://thrillingtravel.in/udupi-krishna-temple-karnataka.html https://thrillingtravel.in/udupi-krishna-temple-karnataka.html#comments Mon, 03 May 2021 04:49:11 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15665 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/udupi-krishna-temple-karnataka.html/feed 22 Byndoor – An offbeat beach near Udupi https://thrillingtravel.in/things-to-do-in-byndoor-udupi-karnataka.html https://thrillingtravel.in/things-to-do-in-byndoor-udupi-karnataka.html#comments Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:13:14 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15628 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/things-to-do-in-byndoor-udupi-karnataka.html/feed 24 St Mary’s island Udupi – A national geological monument off Malpe Beach https://thrillingtravel.in/st-marys-island-udupi-malpe.html https://thrillingtravel.in/st-marys-island-udupi-malpe.html#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:20:22 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15585 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/st-marys-island-udupi-malpe.html/feed 20 Picturesque & Serene – The Varanga Jain Temple in Karnataka https://thrillingtravel.in/varanga-jain-temple-karnataka.html https://thrillingtravel.in/varanga-jain-temple-karnataka.html#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2021 04:43:55 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15541 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/varanga-jain-temple-karnataka.html/feed 18 Miracles of Faith – St. Lawrence Church Attur https://thrillingtravel.in/st-lawrence-church-attur-karkala.html https://thrillingtravel.in/st-lawrence-church-attur-karkala.html#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2021 05:48:07 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15503 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/st-lawrence-church-attur-karkala.html/feed 20 Rumblings of the relics at the Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, Manipal https://thrillingtravel.in/hasta-shilpa-heritage-village-manipal.html https://thrillingtravel.in/hasta-shilpa-heritage-village-manipal.html#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:26:51 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15334 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/hasta-shilpa-heritage-village-manipal.html/feed 20 Divine Vibes & Melodious Chants at Shree Dwarkadhish Temple https://thrillingtravel.in/shree-dwarkadhish-temple-gujarat.html https://thrillingtravel.in/shree-dwarkadhish-temple-gujarat.html#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2021 06:38:31 +0000 https://thrillingtravel.in/?p=15171 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]]> https://thrillingtravel.in/shree-dwarkadhish-temple-gujarat.html/feed 22