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O N K A R T E N D U L K A R  Architect😍Mad Traveler🚗Hobby photographer📷 Love History & Heritage 🏯🕌🏰 Expect travel pics (& rarely selfies)😂 | Marathi | Mumbai | India |

What Mecca is to Muslims and Varanasi is to Hindus, Bodhgaya has the same importance to Buddhists allover the world.
Bodhgaya is located in Bihar state of India. This is where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment under a peepal tree and later came to be known as 'Gautam Buddha' to the entire world. This complex of Mahabodhi temple which also houses the tree, both 2500 years old, are a UNESCO world heritage site and is visited by Buddhist pilgrims from allover Asia.
The current building however belongs to 7th century and is partly restored in 19th century. .
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Craving some tasty Manipuri food this afternoon... During my trip to Manipur, I happened to visit the beautiful Bijoya Gobinda temple in Imphal with my Manipuri friend during lunch time.
The people there obviously sensed that I wasn't a local and saw the excitement in my eyes about the entire ceremony going on and was offered the place to sit next to the elders to have one of the privileged thalis earlier offered to the Gods. This thali consisting of almost 18 different items was an absolute treat in itself!
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Calm interior colonnade of the Ekambarnathar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is the largest and most famous of the 150+ surviving Pallava era temples in Kanchipuram. This temple spread over 25 acres of land is one of the panchbhoot sthalam I.e. Shivalingam representing 5 elements, this one representing the element of 'earth'.
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Fun fact about me.. (actually a very VERY embarassing one at that!) Flying is one of my biggest phobias which just refuses to die despite having travelled so much by air (100+ flights till now to be precise- btw I have a habit to collect all my boarding passes). Every flight is literally a new challenge, a clean slate, nothing learnt from the past experiences 😂. No flight has ever happened without me freaking out that the plane is going to crash, followed by the continuous chants of Hanuman Chalisa until the flight lands🙈. Pheww. (Not to mention, the turbulence literally gives me mini heart attacks in air!😑) Nevertheless, I am glad I always face it and have never given up on flying (rather no option, in a huge country like India). This is one deeeeepest secret of mine I have shared here with you guys😂. Btw do you have any such fears? Come on, I would love to know them😉
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Who missed some temples on my profile lately? 😂😂 Here is one of India's best preserved world heritage sites- 12th century temples at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh state- more famous as Kamasutra temples outside India. .
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Missing myself some Vitamin- Sea in life 😜
Throwback to my roadtrip to Tamilnadu & Pondicherry last year. This picture is clicked at the amazing Paradise beach in Pondy- definitely one of the best beaches in the country!
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Also, uploaded my first ever travel video on IGTV on the same trip. Do watch it and show it some love! .
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Just a small break from travel posts. Really enjoying the incessant rains in my city, Mumbai!
What are you upto? What's your plan for the weekend?
Clicked by: @yourstrulypp
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The very scenic border between India and Bangladesh at Kamalasagar, Tripura.

This temple pond of Kasbakali temple lies in India, while all these trees you can see on all three sides of the pond are in Bangladesh!

Clicked on my @oneplus_india
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त्रिपुरामधील कमलासागर येथे असलेली भारत आणि बांग्लादेशमधील ही नयनरम्य सीमारेषा! फोटोमध्ये दिसत असलेले हे तळे येथील कसबाकाली मंदिराचे असून, हे तळे सोडून बाकी तिन्ही बाजूंनी ते बांग्लादेशाने वेढले गेलेले आहे. .
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Happy face after finally completing the double decker root bridge trail in Nongriat, Meghalaya.
Did you know, these root bridges are made by the local Khasi tribals by intertwining the roots of Ficus Elastica tree over the years!! And the end result is just fantastic...a durable, sustainable, zero-cost bridge used to cross the many rivers and seasonal rivulets criss-crossing different parts of the Khasi hills. Many such bridges exist throughout the state of Meghalaya but this double level bridge at Nongriat is particularly famous amongst travellers being one of its kind!
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Clouded leopard at Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary, Tripura.
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Not just culture, customs, languages and people, even wildlife in Northeastern India is completely different from mainland India. Northeast is home to so many fascinating animals and birds, that most of us in the mainland don't even know about!
Clouded leopard found in southeast Asia is one such animal which is found only in the 8 Northeastern states of India.
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Another bas relief, that of the mother Goddess, from Unakoti- the 8th-9th century archaeological site in Tripura state.
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त्रिपुरामधील उनाकोटी येथे असलेले ८व्या/९व्या शतकात दगडापासून कोरलेले मातृदेवतेचे हे सुंदर शिल्प!
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