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The Grand Canyon of India - Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh

This is the majestic Gandikota Canyon. A 300 feet deep valley located in Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh. It is believed to be more than a 1000 years old and was formed by the pennar river cutting through it. It is often compared to America's Grand Canyon for its breathtaking beauty.


The canyon is also known for the 13th century Gandikota Fort, an intricately carved citadel made of red sandstone. A trip to Gandikota is incomplete without a hike all the way up to. The top of the gorge for the view of the Pennar river. Would you like to make a weekend trip to Gandikota?

World's First Urban Maze Launched In Dubai

Dubai gets world's first urban maze! Find your way out of this maze at Jumble at AI Barsha, Sheikh Road. Spread across two massive floors, this mind boggling maze is a real test of your skills. Enter, register and receive wrist bands that unlock rooms and tracks your progress.


Use your physical, mental and problem solving skill to progress from room to room. Each challenge is designed to build confidence and aid personal development. have your scores stored every time you visit the venue, even with a different group.

Open daily from 10 am to 10 PM, take up group challenges for 3 to 6 members. Pay just AED 155 per person for a 2 hour session and AED 199 for 4 hours.

Andamans Mud Volcano

Located just 100 kilometres from the city of Port Blair. Lies the only live mud volcano in the whole of India called 'Jalki' by the locals. The mud volcano is one of the main tourist attractions for visitors travelling to the Andaman Island. But it is not an easy journey to witness this natural phenomenon. It takes at least a day of travel through the Jarwan Tribal reserve and across the sea at Baratang Jetty. Which is then followed by a 20 minute journey by road.


A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by underground decaying organic matter as the mud is pushed upwards by the gas. It hardens above the ground making it spill out over the edge as it grows in size. They are known to erupt in irregular intervals. The last one in 2005 is believed to have been caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Reusable Straw Fits On A Keyring - FinalStraw

This is a reusable straw called FinalStraw. It's a foldable metal straw which flips out when you neet it. Billions of plastic straws are made every year, but FinalStraw hopes to reduce this. The straw has a recycled plastic case which comes in four colors.The case can be easily attached to your keys which is just over an inch wide.


The straws are made from stainless steel and its soft end tips make them safe for children. The whole product weighs just 2.8 ounces. The straw can be cleaned easily and comes with a cleaning squeegee. This is pulled through the straw to remove bits. The squeegee also fits in the case. Each straw comes with a lifetime guarantee which cost $30 each. Would you use Final Straw?

Dubai Gurdwara Entered Guinness World Records

This Gurudwara in Dubai has entered Guinness World Records. Guru Nanak Darbar in Jebel Ali served meals to 600+ people from 101 nationalities creating history and a Guinness Record. The Langar - Sikh community's free kitchen service serves delicious food free of cost!


Every visitor is served a veg meal, made in the community kitchen, 3 times a day. The weekly grocery list of the langar includes 1,000 kg rice, 1,000 lentil, 1,000 kg vegetables, 1,500 of wheat. The kitchen opens at 4.30 pm daily and runs till around 10.30 pm.

Visitors need to respect the dress code, take their shoes off and use a headscarf. The Gurdwara is the spiritual home to the 50,000 Sikh residents of Dubai. Sheikh Mhd Bin Rashid AI Makhtoum, VP and PM of UAE gave the land free. Built over 100,000 sq.ft, it took 3 years and AED 65 mn to complete. It is also the largest Gurudwara of the Gulf region.

Freak Storm Hits India

A violent dust storm tore through northern India killing at least 100 people. 800 mph winds and rain uprooted trees, cut power and killed livestock. The storm struck at night and killed many in their sleep. People were buried under their collapsed mud homes.

Dust storms are not unusual in northern India. But a storm on this scale and the resulting death toll have been described by a meteorologist as a "freak incident."

Shivam Lohia Alwar Hotel Owner said "I haven't seen such a devastating storm in at least 25 years. It was a nightmare."

Scientists associate the increase of storms with global warming. Venkatesh Dutta Associate professor at BBAU said "Thunderstorms, flash floods and heat waves are likely to increase in future and their intensity will be more visible in northern India."

People are now bracing for another thunderstorm forecast to hit soon.

Asia's Largest and Prettiest Tulip Garden

This is India's Answer to Amsterdam Keukenhof Tulip Garden. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden in Kashmir is now in full bloom. There are about 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs of 40 varieties and colours. This is the largest Tulip Garden in all of Asia.


Welcome to the Tulip garden of Srinagar which is spread across 30 hectares. The seven terraced garden has been built to promote tourism and floriculture in kashmir. Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers.

The colourful tulips at the Tulip Festival are set against the stunning Dal Lake. Other than Tulips, you can also check out Hyacinths, Daffodils and Narcissus. The Tulip Garden is expected to remain open to the public until May 1, 2018. The entry fee of Rs 25 for kids and Rs 50 for adults with timings from 9 am to 7 pm.



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