Saturday, June 27, 2015

Very Interesting Trivias - 2

A wonderful capture by one of our fans "Mark Brunner". Thank you very much Mark for allowing us to share your picture.

The picture is being taken in Kolkata, India. The picture shows an idol of Goddess Durga which is yet to be completed by the artisans. Di you ever take a walk in "Kumartuli"? The word "Kumartuli" literally means "Artisan's bylane" where various idols of Hindu belief are being handcrafted with mud and array of colours before they are being transported to various places of worship..!!..

The paintings on the rock looks pretty new right? Can you believe they actually date back to 1500-2000 BC.

The Bhimbetka rock shelters, Madhya Pradesh are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent. The colors used for the paintings are vegetable colors which have endured through time because the drawings were generally made deep inside a niche or on inner walls which protected them from rain water. The oldest paintings are considered to be 30,000 years old !!!

 Matheran Hill Railway is among the six other Mountain Railways of India and are considered as World Heritage Sites.
Isn't it amazing when you experience a ride on the Train that winds its way through the mountainous jungles ..!!

 Did you ever have the chance of plucking Tea leaves from a Tea Garden?
A tea garden worker plucking tea leaves in Darjeeling, West Bengal

Love to collect souvenirs ?
Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India. The origins of Madhubani painting or Mithila Painting are shrouded in antiquity and mythology. The Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.


Did you ever had a chance of enjoying the Horse carriage ride in front of the famous Victoria Memorial, built in memorial of Queen Victoria in Kolkata, West Bengal, India?


Tram transport in India was established by the British in the 19th century. Discontinued in most Indian cities between 1930 and 1960, Kolkata has the only public tram service in the country till now and is considered to be more of a heritage ride !!

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