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The Reis Magos Fort

The Reis Magos Fort, owned by the Goa government and listed under the Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, is the oldest fort in Goa. It has been restored to serve as a Cultural and Heritage Centre. From its origin as a defense fortress to being used as a jail and then a hospital, […]

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Purple heart

Attractive and durable, Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’ (Purple Heart) is a popular trailing evergreen perennial noted for its remarkable foliage of narrow, pointed, purple leaves, 2-5 in. long (5-12 cm). Arranged alternately along thick, but fragile, purple stems, the leaves are deep royal purple above, bright violet underneath. Blooming constantly during warm weather, small clusters of […]

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Spring season in India

Springtime, called Vasant Ritu, is considered the king of seasons for its mild, pleasant weather across much of India. In 2019, Vasant Ritu begins on February 18 and ends on April 20. The Hindu months of Chaitra and Baisakh fall during this season. It is also time for some important Hindu festivals. Festivals observed during […]

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The Dhauladhar range

The Dhauladhar range (The White Range) is part of a lesser Himalayan chain of mountains. It rises from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and Mandi. The Dhauladhar range is also known as the Outer Himalayas or Lesser Himalayas. They begin from near Dalhousie at the northwest end of Himachal Pradesh and pass […]

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Morjim Beach

Morjim beach is in North Goa, next to Ashwem beach and the Chapora River. Morjim is famous as the nesting ground of the endangered Olive Ridley Turtle. There are many foreign tourists here. Most of them are from Russia, which is why Morjim beach is often referred to as “Little Russia”. Morjim Beach is located […]