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It has been over 100 years now that one Lt-Gov. of Bengal Andrew Frazer fell in love with this place. The gentleman built a bungalow at a place called Narayanitala, a village nearest to the spot he fell in love with. It was a bungalow by the sea, surrounded by coconut groves which has been swallowed up by the advancing sea as years went by. This is Frazergunj a little distance away from Bakhhali, in West Bengal, india. Frazerganj is a hub for small fishing vessels with small time fishermen making their daily living. A mangrove forest presents a unique ecosystem.
The ancient history of development garden has been traced to the 2nd century. However, It is here that Emperor Jahangir built his celebrated Shalimar Bagh in 1619, his dream project to please his queen Nur Jahan. Located on the shores of Dal Lake, this beautifully terraced garden Shalimar Garden in Srinagar adds to the beauty of Kashmir. It is called Shalimar Bagh, in which "Bagh" would mean "garden" in Urdu.
The General Post Office, Kolkata is the central post office of the city of Kolkata, India and the chief post office of West Bengal. During the British rule, this building was designed by Walter B. Grenville(1819-1874), who acted as consulting architect to the government of India from 1863 to 1868. This majestic building has two wings supported by Ionic – Corinthian pillars and is crowned with a towering dome. The GPO is situated at the heart of the business area in Calcutta which is referred to as Dulhousie Square. This building has become one of the famous landmark of the city
Today, we still find the typical traditional fishing boats being used in many parts of the eastern world and specifically in India's Eastern & Western coasts. These boats are mainly used by small time fishermen. Here is one with a difference. During the winter season from October till March, scores of people visit the picnic town of Taki situated in West Bengal in India. The river Ichhamoti separates the Indian border from Bangladesh. Tourists are very keen to take rides on these boats which take them deep into the border line of Bangladesh as it passes the picnic spots lined along the shores of the river, venturing into deep forest land approaching the Bangladesh border. Some prefer having a pleasant float on a traditional boat. When the tourists are gone, these small time fishermen return to their small time fishing.
We reached Pahelgum very late. When I woke up early in next morning, I looked out of my window to find this awesome view ..
Golden leaf Chinar trees sown across the landscape in Jammu & Kasmir in India provide the feeling that mother nature has been wrapped up in gold ornaments.
Aru is a tourist spot in the Anantnag District of Jammu & Kashmir, India & is noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains Aru a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. In the winters, when Aru receives heavy snowfall it provides a great skiing arena. The altitude in Aru ranges from over 9842 feet to 18,000 feet (3000–5425 m) above sea level. I took this photo while driving to Pahelgam from Aru. Looking at it I think I should have had more patience.
This was taken from the Indian side of the India and bangladesh border. The pathway leads to a dense of sunderbans in West Bengal which drifts into Bangladesh. This area is sometimes called as a mini "sunderban". An amazing place along the edge of the River Ichamati which separates India and Bangladesh ..
Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata was built in the memory of Queen Victoria of England. After the demise of Her Majesty, the idea of building a memorial hall in her name was first thought of by the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon who left India at the end of 1905. This exquisite marble architecture was designed by Sir William Emerson and was opened in 1921, 5 years ahead of its schedule opening ..
This is how villagers in India stack hay. Stacking hay this way keeps the moisture away during the monsoon time, and the hay inside the stack remains fresh to be consumed by the cattle the villages own .. In olden times, the villagers used to stock their grains within this cottage like hay hut for the same reason. But now most of the grains they grow are sold and the rest are kept in nylon woven bags for their own consumption.