Did you know...  India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit Chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers.

Did you know... India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit Chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers.

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Forget the olympics...Indian villages have something more exciting to offer...!!  Punjab plays host to something much more exciting, and rustic, every year. Kila Raipur, a small village in Ludhiana, comes alive between February and March each year, as it plays host to a sports festival- Punjabi style. Hundreds of people throng to this fair, some to watch while others to participate.

Forget the olympics...Indian villages have something more exciting to offer...!! Punjab plays host to something much more exciting, and rustic, every year. Kila Raipur, a small village in Ludhiana, comes alive between February and March each year, as it plays host to a sports festival- Punjabi style. Hundreds of people throng to this fair, some to watch while others to participate.

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Lone travellers takes you to the colourful village of Pipli in Orissa, known for its applique craft at a great price, food and accommodation included !like and comment on this post for further details

Lone travellers takes you to the colourful village of Pipli in Orissa, known for its applique craft at a great price, food and accommodation included !like and comment on this post for further details

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At the confluence of Karli river and the Arabian sea is the beautiful village of Takarli

At the confluence of Karli river and the Arabian sea is the beautiful village of Takarli

Nothing can beat the delicious Indian sweets...here's Bengal's super hit sweet, made with sweetened cottage cheese and flavored with cardamom and kesar - Sandesh

Nothing can beat the delicious Indian sweets...here's Bengal's super hit sweet, made with sweetened cottage cheese and flavored with cardamom and kesar - Sandesh

Lone travellers takes you to Hampi, a village in northern Karnataka, where the beautiful and notable Hindu temples make a great tourist destination

Lone travellers takes you to Hampi, a village in northern Karnataka, where the beautiful and notable Hindu temples make a great tourist destination

Every country has its own quirky superstitions...In India, it is considered to be an omen if you leave the house without consulting the astrologer,Rahu and Ketu, two ominous planets, are waiting to ruin things for you. Wait for the shubh mahurat, based on the Hindu calendar. This also holds true for weddings, naming ceremonies, housewarming rites and everything in life!

Every country has its own quirky superstitions...In India, it is considered to be an omen if you leave the house without consulting the astrologer,Rahu and Ketu, two ominous planets, are waiting to ruin things for you. Wait for the shubh mahurat, based on the Hindu calendar. This also holds true for weddings, naming ceremonies, housewarming rites and everything in life!

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