Tilyar Lake – An Ideal Picnic Spot


After filling ourselves with the amazing breakfast at the hotel restaurant and relaxing a bit in our rooms, we decided to move out in the beautiful city and introduce ourselves with the engrossing natural sites. So the four of us planned to visit the Tilyar Lake, which is located in the Rohtak district. We hired a cab and headed towards the lake.

Tilyar Lake Rohtak

Tilyar Lake Rohtak | Image Resource : panoramio.com

On approaching the site, we realized that it was spread over a large area, 132 acres as we were told. There was a perfect green belt that surrounded the lake and adding to its beauty. The water was moving peacefully in the lake amid the lush green trees, which was very captivating. We moved closer to the lake to touch the calm water. As the time was passing by, the place was getting flooded with tourists. Many people from Delhi were there who wanted to get out of the hustle bustle of the busy city and get breathe of fresh air. After all, this lake is a popular and ideal picnic spot for the people living nearby.

Boating facility was provided in the lake, mainly for children, but adults too can enjoy a ride in the swan shaped boat. There was a huge garden as well where many people were sitting and chatting and children were busy playing games and were running all around. I could see a restaurant and bar also for the refreshments of the visitors. It felt so good to see people enjoying themselves with laughter and merriness echoing all around.

We were told that there was a mini zoo as well with animals like tiger, panther, deer, monkey and many more. A toy train is also operated for children. Therefore it has all the amenities of a picnic spot and a nice place to hang around, especially children. By looking at children, we also went for a boat ride and had some splashing fun. Vacations are so much fun with friends. We had a great time while roaming in the garden and around the lake. We even visited the zoo to rekindle our childhood days. It was a great visit and I would suggest everyone to must visit this site.

Destination of the week : Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Rohtak


Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Rohtak

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Rohtak | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Description : This is one of the most prominent Gurudwaras in the north. This Guru Dwara is associated with Guru Har Krishan. The pool inside this Guru Dwara is regarded holy and called Amrit by the Sikhs. It was built during the reign of emperor Shah Alam 3. The golden dome of this Guru Dwara looks impeccably rich.

Enjoy Tasty Foods – In the Streets of Rohtak


While roaming around the various places in the city of Rohtak, we came across a variety of dishes in the region. Some places offered the local delicacies while some were famous for their unique cuisines. On our way to various sites, we enjoyed the variety of taste offered to us.

While having a wonderful stay at the hotel, we enjoyed the multi cuisine restaurant and the delicacies served by them. It was so relishing and we enjoyed almost every bite of our food, as we enjoyed the sight-seeing in and around Rohtak.

While moving around in the gardens, we would hog on various snacks that were offered by the authorized food stalls or local vendors.

Being a resident of Lucknow, I cherish the food and its richness to the extremes. The love for food is gifted to me by the Nawabi environment I was brought up in. So, it is always a charm to taste some new dishes and their unique taste.

There were many restaurants as well in the region that are famous for their delicacies and fine taste. These includes bakery products, north Indian snacks like chole bhature, chats and pani puries, the yummiest sweets and south Indian platter. Me and my friends are die hard foodie and we love to hog on a variety of food along with travelling. After all, one can’t enjoy travelling while empty stomach…isn’t it?

We enjoyed and cherished the food while being in the beautiful city of Rohtak which holds a rich historical background and is equally fine in the food it serves. Though the food variety is very distinct from that served in the region of Lucknow, it was mouthwatering. After all, its an advantage of exploring new places that we tend to explore and adapt to the kind of food served at the site. I had a wonderful time in this vacation and enjoyed every moment of it which I will cherish for many years to come.

Train travel from Lucknow to Rohtak by Gorakdam Express


I was always fond of exploring new places, but due to lack of opportunity and right companionship, I could not fulfill my dream. But now, while perusing my studies I came across some wonderful people to share the same dream as mine. I was always a nature lover and now with environmental studies as my subject, I feel more in bond with the Mother Nature. Our group of four planned to leave from Lucknow by train to reach Rohtak. Our tickets were confirmed for the Gorakdm Express which was scheduled to leave from the Gorakhpur junction at around 10 pm.

Gorakdam Express

Gorakdam Express | Image Resource : wordpress.com

This is my third trip with my friends. A short vacation of 3-4 days is rejuvenating, and when accompanied with adventure sports, opportunity to meet new people, learn about new cultures, and getting experience of exploring the historical backdrop of various places, it is exhilarating. This is the reason I love to travel.

To add another such experience to our lives, me and my three other friends decided to have a quick trip at the city of Rohtak that is situated in south east of Haryana state of our country. It is known as the ‘heart of Haryana’ and is the right place to explore the Vedic Civilization as Rohtak is flooded with ancient sites with evidences from Indus Valley Civilization. To discover these valuable traces of the city, we decided to give a visit there.

Rohtak Railway Station

Rohtak Railway Station | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

We reached at the Rohtak railway station in Gorakdm Express the next morning at around 8 am. We all reached thee with our bags packed and spirits high. We were very excited and were waiting for the train to arrive which was running around 10 minutes late. We bought some eateries from the local vendors and occupied our accommodation when the train arrived at the station. We all were busy talking, and sometimes pulling each others leg as well. Realizing that the fellow passenges may get disturbed from our chatting, we retired to our bed at around midnight waiting for a thrilling experience that was about to start.

Information on Environmental Engineering – What makes it Special


Howdy all! OK, presently I am all into studies and assignment submissions as I have been preparing for my mid-semester finals. Although I am neck-deep immersed into my preparations, have taken some time off from my tight studying schedule to blog about my interest, passion and field of academics – environmental engineering.

For 2 years now, I have been a devoted student to environmental engineering and would love to brag about it. Literally! Well, it might not be too easy to catch up with the subject, but a little dedication and the love for it, anyone can learn environmental engineering and gain masters in it.

Earth

Earth | Image Resource : webcert.fullerton.edu

If you are thinking what is environmental engineering all about, here is something for all you curious people out there.

Environmental Engineering is becoming a fast-growing stream in science. Precisely, it is an integration of science and engineering principles that are aimed towards the betterment of natural environment.

All you would get to learn about is the ways and means to improve the natural environment, so that the human habitation and other organisms are provided with healthy air, water, and land.

Well, just when I was in 10th grade, I was smitten by the idea of learning environmental engineering. I could also say that love for nature and all its elements was deep set in me since those days. Hence, I geared up myself and went ahead with opting for this particular course.

While some of my friends have gone into accounting, computer science, and stuff, I find myself in better position just because I am following my dreams. I imagine myself protecting the environment with the help of latest and most innovative technologies.

Besides, there is a great scope for environmental engineers. I have also researched that the degree is in huge demand not only in India but abroad as well.

Looking back a couple of years ago, I pride in myself for having picked up the subject of environmental engineering as my higher studies. As a nature enthusiast, I further look forward to gaining a postgraduate degree in the said stream and for now, all I need is tons of good luck. Hang around!

Destination of the week : Tincha Fall Indore


Tincha Fall Indore

Tincha Fall Indore | Image Resource : wordpress.com

Description : Any nature lover like me would be smitten by the sight of the Tincha Fall Indore. Encompassing nature’s eternal beauty, this is one of those waterfalls, which you shouldn’t miss out on. While the gushing water flows down, there is lush green beauty surrounding it, oozing timelessness and killer appeal. The Tincha Fall is literally awe-inspiring. Go straight up for an out-of-the-world sight!

Kanch Mandir Indore – Beauty at its Best


From the Nehru Park, we travelled to our final destination during that tour. It was the Kanch Mandir Indore, which was quite famous for its designs. It was constructed way back in the year 1903. The temple was dedicated to the followers of Jainism. It was completely different from the other temples that I had visited till that day. The temple was built by Seth Hukumchand Jain and he was one of the legendary traders. He led the way to the construction of Kanch ka Mandir. The entire mansion along with the balcony was made of white stone. The interiors of the temple were completely covered by glass and mosaics. There were floors, columns and ceilings that were all designed. We learnt that the first owner of the mandir had hired craftsmen from Jaipur and Iran as well. The ornaments that were used to replicate that of old Jain styles and different innovations were made of glass.

In the main temple, where the idol was placed, the surroundings were covered with mirrors on all sides and they showed images of the same object infinite times. Since photography was completely prohibited inside the campus, we could not capture any of the designs and structures. The temple served as the main center for the Jains. We learnt that any kind of procession led by the followers of Jainism began and ended in the temple. There were many rituals that were followed by the devotees in the temple and they celebrated the different kinds of festivals with great enthusiasm.

A local resident informed me that many special festivals were also organized in the Kanch Mandir Indore, especially during Dashami, Sugandhs and Rath Yatra. The Idols were taken on golden Palkhis from one place to another and it was hailed as the main festival of that temple. After exploring different parts of the temple, we were extremely tired. All of us were really sad that the trip had come to an end finally. However, we were happy that we could take the amazing experience of visiting various spots in the beautiful city of Indore along with us.

Destination of the week : Chhatris Indore


Chhatris Indore

Chhatris Indore | Image Resource : skyscrapercity.com

Description : The Chhatris Indore is an extraordinary sight for the sore eyes! Well, there are innumerable suchlike monuments. But myself along with my bunch of besties decided to tour around the distinct Bolia Maharaj Ki Chhatri. Along with being able to witness the legendary Holkar monument, we were stunned to experience its magnificence. Not to mention, I brought back a ton of snaps!

The Hotel Kanchan, Indore – An Elegant and Well-Equipped Abode


Indore was one of the famous places in central India and our stay in the Hotel Kanchan, Indore was seriously amazing. I, along with my friends, always preferred to visit new places and that helped us to learn lots about the place and its culture. We could learn more about different places, taste unique food items and understand the lives lead by the local people. As we travelled frequently, we always preferred to book a hotel online and that helped us to choose the best ones available within affordable rates. With the help of the internet, you can easily book anything. Moreover, you can easily check all the details about various hotels and their services. We booked the hotel Kanchan after seeing the public ratings and reviews; it was best amongst budget hotels in that city.

Hotel Kanchan Indore

Hotel Kanchan Indore | Image Resource : indorehotels.net.in

The hotel was located in S.P Marg Kanchan Bagh area, which was a few kilometres from the railway station. We took an auto and reached the hotel. As we booked the hotel earlier the hotel staff gave a good service and took the responsibility of putting the luggage in the room. The hotel room was quite spacious and suitable for all of us. The hotel was amongst the best budget hotels of the town and we got lots of facilities and other services within affordable rates. All of us preferred budget hotels.

Hotel kanchan Indore Dining Room

Hotel kanchan Indore Dining Room | Image Resource : cleartrip.com

The best part about Hotel Kanchan, Indore is that it is centrally located, and it made it convenient for us to travel to different locations quite easily. The hotel staff was quite friendly and ensured full customer satisfaction and met our needs round the clock. We were completely satisfied with the cleanliness of the hotel. It was extremely well-maintained and well-equipped with different kinds of facilities, which could make our stay pleasing. After taking a shower, we got ready and had our lunch in the hotel itself. Then, we planned to visit a few locations nearby the place and started moving around the Indore streets. We asked the manager of the hotel and gathered some information on some of the attractive places in the nearby areas.

History at Its Best in the Central Museum Indore


After our visit to the lake, we moved to the Central Museum Indore, which is situated in the heart of the city and is near to the general post office. The museum had two galleries and exhibited the facts, which belonged to a time ranging from the ancient ages to the modern times. The museum was established way back in the year 1929, but later in the year 1969, it was shifted to its present location. After the shift, it had a much bigger area and was developed gradually with the passage of time. The present gallery had six of it namely the arms gallery, Inscription gallery, Malwa art gallery, antiquity gallery, numismatic gallery and the Hinglajgarh art gallery. The gallery displayed all the historic things and we were really thrilled to view all of them. The place was the main source of attraction for the tourists and we could see people from different parts of India, who had come to the museum.

Many other things were on display and they included fossils, excavations from the historical Mohenjadaro, Stone Age tools, different materials that were excavated from chalcolithic places, different pieces of terracotta, and many more. Photography was not allowed inside the campus and for that reason we could not collect essential details and pictures of that place. There were various different sculptures of different gods and goddesses such as Saraswati, Harihar, Lakulish, Bhuvaneshwari, Vareshwar, and more. The museum also displayed different coins made of materials such as gold, silver, and copper coins of different special eras such as Ujjaini, Tripuri and Janapadiya. Some other coins were displayed in the numismatic gallery as well.

We could learn different things related to Indian history after visiting the Central Museum Indore. I could easily see the things that had made the museum so special. We spent quite some time in the campus and gathered some information about the rich history and tradition of the state. We had to pay a nominal entry fee for entering the campus and we learnt from the guard that it used to remain open on all days of the week except Thursday. After enjoying and getting to learn so much about the place we headed towards our next destination which was the Patalpani.