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Highest Cricket Ground in world

Surrounded by thick forests of deodar, a well maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was built in 1893. This ground located at an altitude of 2,444 m. It is used as the school… Continue Reading →

Sister of lord Rama

Shanta was a daughter of Maharajah Dasharatha and Kausalya, but was adopted by the king (rajah) of Angadesh, Raja Rompad, and her aunt Vershini, an elder sister of Kausalya. Vershini had no children, and, when at Ayodhya, Vershini jokingly asked… Continue Reading →

Different Name of Golgappa

Different Name of Golgappa 1. Golgappa – Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan 2. Pani Puri – Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Maharashtra (Mumbai and all the parts of Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka,… Continue Reading →

Barog Tunnel – Shimla – Friendly Ghost

Barog, the engineer, was responsible for designing a tunnel near the railway station. He commenced digging the tunnel from both sides of the mountain, which is quite common as it speeds up construction. However, he made mistakes in his calculation… Continue Reading →

First voter of Independent India

Shyam Saran Negi born 1917 in Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, is a retired schoolteacher who cast the first vote in the 1951 general election in India – the nation’s first election since the end of the British Raj in 1947 (although… Continue Reading →

Skiing in India

Skiing in India is an activity that mostly takes place in the northern states of India, where the Himalayas are situated. Skiing is administered by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in India. The Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to… Continue Reading →

Bhakra Dam and Nangal Dam

Bhakra-Nangal Dam is not a single Dam. It is collection of two dams, Bhakra Dam and Nangal Dam. Nangal dam is downstream of Bhakra dam. Both the dams together are called Bhakra-Nangal dam though they are two separate dams.

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