Typing in Devnagri/Hindi/Marathi in Linux

I would like to explain how to type in Devnagri (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, etc) using the Wx layout of the keyboard under Linux. The keyboard layout is based on Sanskrit language. First of all lets see how to type normal mulakshar क ख ग घ ङ ( k K g G f) So to type […]

Gharapuri Caves or Elephanta caves near Mumbai

  Gharapuri Caves or as popularly known as Elephanta Caves are ancient Hindu caves located near Mumbai. They are located on the Gharapuri island which is 10km from the shore of Mumbai, one needs to take a ferry to goto the caves. The are 5 caves which belong to the God Shiva.   Cave number […]

Kanheri caves – Ancient treasure inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)

Timings : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entrance Fee : Rs 5 for Indian national, additional cost for photography. Best time to visit : Winter months (Nov-Feb) Kanheri caves which are ancient Buddhist caves are located deep inside the Borivali National Park / Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and are approximately 6 km inside from […]

Flamingos of Mumbai, Sewri Mudflats

Yesterday I was able to visit the Sewri mudflats which have annual congregation of the flamingos, the bird with pink colouration. There are two types of flamingos in India, namely, lesser flamingo and the larger one the greater flamingo. These both types are native to the indian continent. They reside mostly in Rann of Kutch […]

Ratangad Trek – The Jewel of Sahyadris

Click here for map of Ratangad. Cost of the trek : Rs 900. Grade : Moderate. Height : 1297m/ 4255 feet. The trek to Ratangad fort(The Jewel of Sahyadris) along with visit to Bhandardara dam had  been on my agenda for past year, ever since I visited Kalsubai peak. Ratangad falls in the same range […]