Fun Things to Do When You’re Bored At Home

During these strange times, when traveling is out of the question, you soon run out of things to do or find not many places to go. You run through all the best movies on Netflix, finish an entire cookbook, find yourself itching to create new memories after looking through your old ones quite a few times and the walls start to feel a little closer than they were before.

It’s natural to get bored. Instead of sitting around on your phone getting lost in the news and social media (and slowly losing your mind), lean on to some fun things you can do on your rooftop or in your own backyard.

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A Look into the Neyphug Heritage’s Your Cafe, Bhutan

Located right next to the Paro-Thimphu highway and only a five-minute drive away from the Paro International Airport is a cafe set in what was a previously abandoned ruin. After restoration, the traditional Bhutanese mud-rammed building has become a landmark that can be seen from afar and its unpainted exterior emanates a rustic character to the entire place.

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Falling in Love while Traveling: A Traveler’s Tale – Meet Yesha and Shobhit of Destinuts

I met Yesha in a Facebook group as I am passionate about meeting new bloggers in the travel blogging space and I immediately liked her. When I read her responses I could see the similarities between us. Inspiring other people to travel through my own travel and experiences is something that the two of us have in common! Read the answers to know more about Yesha and Shobhit who jointly runs the travel blog: Destinuts.

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My Favorite International Recipes to try at Home

As we sit at home, self-isolating ourselves from the outside world, it feels like the future of traveling is uncertain right now. Although we can’t step out, it doesn’t mean we cannot continue to fuel our passion for travel.

You can certainly use this time indoors to learn a new language that you always admired, cook a new recipe that you never got around to, read the book that you love or simply binge-watch your favorite travel movies.

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All About My Weekend at Sundarbans

Imagine being immersed in a captivating silence, watching the vast stretch of mangroves on both sides, only to be interrupted by the hoarse sound of the boat’s engine. Taking a weekend tour to the World’s most dense mangrove forest in Sundarbans is a thrilling experience of a lifetime.

Sundarbans is formed by the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna spanning from the Hooghly river in West Bengal, India to the Baleshwar river in Bangladesh. Sunderbans National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and a Ramsar site since 2019.

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A Nostalgic Visit to Puri – The Abode of Lord Jagannath

As soon as our train stopped at the busy railway station of Puri, I was excited to see the city after a long time. Puri is one of the most visited cities in the Indian state of Odisha where people come in search of spirituality or solace for a few days.

Only 60 km away from Bhubaneshwar, Puri is home to the famous 12th-century Jagannath temple which draws almost half of the total visitors to Odisha (formally known as Orissa). Puri is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the Jagannatha Temple and is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.

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A Roadtrip to Daringbadi – Everything You Need to Know About the Kashmir of Odisha

When traveling to Odisha, the first thing that comes to your mind is its famous temples or sea beaches. But Odisha has many more things to offer. Many don’t know that Odisha has a hill station of its own which is fondly known as the ‘Kashmir of Odisha’.

Yes, I am talking about Daringbadi, a hill station situated at an altitude of 3000 feet, in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. Daringbadi is a quaint place covered with pine forests and prolific green valleys that are covered with clouds during monsoons. It is the only knowing place in Odisha where the temperature drops to zero degrees and sometimes receives snowfall in extreme winter.

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A Glimpse into the Artworks of Raghurajpur Village in Odisha

When you enter any of the hotels in Puri, the first thing your eyes will land on is traditional Pattachitra paintings of Lord Jagannath with his siblings Balaram and Subhadra. Most of these paintings come from a tiny artisan village called Raghurajpur.

Raghurajpur is a heritage crafts village on the banks of the Bhargavi river in Puri district of India, well known for producing some of the finest Pattachitra artworks in the country. Pattachitra is a traditional form of cloth-based scroll painting based in the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal.

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The Magnificent Sun Temples of the World

Sun God or Goddess has been worshiped throughout the World in various forms by various civilizations. Solar deity or Sun is perceived as the storehouse of inexhaustible power and radiance and is often worshiped during the harvesting months.

Many temples dedicated to worship Sun have been built in recorded history of mankind where Sun God is typically depicted riding seven horses on a chariot, representing the seven colors of a rainbow. There are even some temples enshrining the Sun God as the principal deity. Many of these shrines have been designed in such a way that the sun’s rays illuminate the sanctum on certain days of the year.

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