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‘Flower show in Panchkula, India, Part-I’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

I stay in Panchkula. It is in Haryana bordering Chandigarh. In fact on one side is Panchkula (Haryana), in the middle is Chandigarh (Union Territory) and on the other side is Mohali (Punjab). These three towns are new called as the ‘Tricity’ just as Hyderabd and Secunderabad are called the ‘Twin’ cities. Panchkula town is green, clean, has wide roads,  and a very sharp eyed traffic police. It is one of the favourite places for  retired people to settle down. And Shimla is just 100 kms by an excellent road.

There is a good park in Sector-5 of Panchkula. It has trees and shrubs of various types, has nice walking tracks, is flood lit at dark and there is piped music to give  walkers a soothing ambience. Following the footsteps of Chandigarh, this lovely park has not been named after any personality. It is just called the ‘Town Park’. When not travelling, I go to this Park for an evening walk.

Every year around ‘Holi’, a flower show is organised in this Park for 3 days. This year i went on two days and was swept away by the sheer beauty of nature. take a look: flower show panchkula 7.3.2014 201 480 50

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Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru, India, Part-I’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Bangalore Palace is situated in Bengaluru, India. It was built by Rev. Garret, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, presently called the Central College. It is near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Cross Road, Vasant Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560052. It was opened in 1944. Kempe Gowda was the architect.

The upkeep of the gardens was the responsibility of the famous  horticulturist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel.

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 The palace grounds have convention hall which can be hired by any private citizens for marriages and functions. Within the huge campus there is also a horse riding school.

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The British presented this Coat of Arms to the Mysore Maharaja Chamaraja Wadiyar X. In the center is the mythological two headed bird Ganda Bherunda which was the emblem of the Wadiyar’s. This emblem is flanked by another mythological animal which has the head of an Elephant and of  Lion which symbolizes power and royalty.

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Entry ticket has been priced at an expensive Rs. 225/- for Indian visitors and Rs.450 for foreign visitors. Fee for taking an ordinary camera is a whopping Rs.675/- and Rs.1405/- for a camcorder, the highest I have ever paid in India or abroad. The management must be really in need of money as after having visited this Palace I can say that both those  tickets are highly over priced.

Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘An old temple in Baleswar, Odisha, India’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

shiva temple baleswar‘An old temple in Baleswar, Odisha, India’

Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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