BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM

BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM

When U.S President Barack Obama accompanied by the first lady Michelle Obama visited the Mahatma Gandhi’s house ‘Mani Bhavan’ in 2010 he quoted “Gandhi is a hero not just to India, but to the entire world”. Obama, an ardent admirer of Gandhi had written this in a visitors book at Mani Bhavan. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM”

CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK

CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK

At very few places in the world you will find a forest which has survived urban development and continues to thrive in the middle of the city. Sanjay Gandhi National Park more often referred as ‘Borivali National Park’ is a blessing for a metropolis city of Mumbai which is clogged with humans, residential towers, vehicles, commercial establishments and more humans. A protected territory by state forest department of Maharashtra Government, Sanjay Gandhi National Park spreads over a huge area with plenty of places to visit inside for locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK”

HERITAGE CYCLE RIDE, MUMBAI

HERITAGE CYCLE RIDE, MUMBAI

18th April was declared by UNESCO as the ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ in 1983. Also know as the ‘World Heritage Day’, the aim of UNESCO is to create public awareness about the monuments and sites and the necessity to conserve, protect and restore them. It is not limited to the sites listed by UNESCO but concerns all cultural heritage monuments, places and landscapes of international, national and local significance.

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KENESETH ELIYAHOO SYNAGOGUE

KENESETH ELIYAHOO SYNAGOGUE

The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located in Forbes Street (renamed as V.B Gandhi Marg) behind Kala Ghoda square in Fort, Mumbai. The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is the oldest sephardic synagogue in the city (Sephardi or Sephardic are Jewish ethnic group originally from Sepaharad, Spain.)

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EXHIBITS OF ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL

EXHIBITS OF ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL

An exhibition to commemorate 300 years of ST. Thomas Cathedral is organised at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya – CSMVS (Formerly called as Prince of Wales Museum). Marking the Tercentenary celebrations of ‘The Living Cathedral’, a month long exhibition digs into the archives of the cathedral and brings out the lesser know artefacts to the people. Continue reading “EXHIBITS OF ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL”

ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS

ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS

The island city of Mumbai (previously called as Bombay) has over hundred churches safeguarding the strong religious culture and history of our society. Some churches were raised during the Portuguese era between sixteenth and seventeenth century. And when the Britishers took over from the Portuguese in the later half of seventeenth century, a number of churches were commissioned during their rule. With an increasing english speaking population in the city, the need to have a place of worship was felt by the rulers. This lead to the commissioning of Saint Thomas Cathedral at Fort, Mumbai.  Continue reading “ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS”

SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

During our visit to Paris in 2017, we went to the Louvre Museum to take a selfie with Mona Lisa!

Actually, a group of seven of us sat together during morning breakfast and planned an itinerary on how we should spend our free day.  We were on an official three day trip and had limited time at our disposal. ‘Louvre Museum’ was the unanimous choice and we thought of covering it by lunch.  Continue reading “SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS”

CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK, TIGER SAFARI & MORE

CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK, TIGER SAFARI & MORE

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) formerly known as Borivali National Park is a protected area with dense green cover in the metropolitan city of Mumbai. The park is famous for its rich and natural habitat with attractions like Kanheri Caves, Tiger and Lion Safari, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Botanical Gardens, Boating activity in lakes, A Temple, Mini Train Ride and ample of open trails for trek lovers and nature walks. Continue reading “CYCLING IN BORIVALI NATIONAL PARK, TIGER SAFARI & MORE”