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Madhya Pradesh Trip-3: Visit to Chitrakoot

Watch the full video here Overview: I first heard about Chitrakoot while watching the TV series Ramayan in the 1980s. Then later read several books and heard from different people how important Chitrakoot is in Indian history. I reached Chitrakoot from Gwalior at around 4am in the morning, and I had booked the Retiring room at Chitrakoot Railway station for my accomodation. But unfortunately after reaching ChitrakootDham railway station, I found the Retiring room in a shabby conditon and in complete darkness. People were sleeping on the platform and there was nobody to guide me on the retiring room. So finally I decided to move out of the station and look for accomodation. I managed to get a single room just opposite the Railway station for Rs 800. There are several options for stay near the railway station, and since I had my next train past midnight, I preferred some place quite close so that I can just walk to the train station. I got freshened up and at around 7:30am, I ventured ou

Niagara Falls and Toronto, ON, Canada

  Overview: Niagara Falls would probably be on top on any visit to Canada. We decided to drive all the way from Detroit, MI to get a feel of cross-country driving. It was almost mid day by the time we reached Niagara. The roar of the falls could be heard from a distance and the famous Horseshoe falls could be seen from the road itself. It lived up to its reputation of being one of the top waterfalls in the world. We took the 'Maid of the Mist' boat to the base of the falls and the view was amazing.          After visiting the falls, we proceeded towards the city of Toronto. The city has a large Asian population with many from the subcontinent. We drove through the city, visited the famous CN Tower which was once the world's tallest tower. One gets to see the panoramic view of the city from the top of the tower.          References: