Sanghol – Quick Trip to 4000yrs ago era and back


Site No. 11, Sanghol

Site. No. 11, Sanghol

I have passed the Harrapan age rather civilization (4000 years old) sites and museum in Sanghol unnoticed so many times that I was surprised to discover them while goggling for something.  They are on the highway.  I could not believe that they were so close, and on my route to village.  A route which I take twice a year as if it is a pilgrimage.  Once while going to my village on bike last year, I saw a yellow 4×3 feet board right next to road – Ancient Buddhist monastery 1st – 2nd Century AD.  Since I was driving fast and there was rush on the road, I could not and did not stop.  I had just seen the board, not the name of the place or road sign – Sanghol. (more…)

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Rock Garden – A Visit



Rock Garden Waterfall Statues of Rock Garden

 

Rock Garden has always been a prime attraction of and for Chandigarh.  And why not? Where will you find statues, sculptures, art, and creativity spread over 40 acres made purely from discarded and waste materials such as bone china crockery, ceramics, floor tiles, broken glass bangles, earthen pots, electrical sockets, waste gravel, and more.  Nowhere else in the world this type of work exists at this scale.  (more…)

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Anandpur Sahib – City of Bliss






DSC_1574 Virasat e Khalsa

Less than 85km north of Chandigarh, it is a detour of ~35km on way to Amritsar.  Anandpur Sahib is a small town but one of the most sacred towns for Sikhs, closely linked with Sikh history and Gurus.  It is also known as City of Bliss.  One should go here for two things – pay your respects at the gurdwara and visit the newly built Virasat e Khalsa – Heritage of Sikhs Museum.  It is a museum on Sikh history, built to celebrate 500 years of Sikhism / Sikh History.  The history has been told in pictorial form with audio guide providing the background and connecting details of the artwork.  (more…)

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