Mini Guide to India

Important Sites and Natural Wonders

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Ellora and Ajanta Caves are two complexes of monasteries and temples that were carved out of stones representing stories from Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Ellora has 34 caves and Ajanta 29, which started being carved from 200 BCE, but were only “discovered” in 1819 by a British Officer called John Smith.

Several caves depict the many incarnations of Buddha, others are dedicated to Lord Shiva, but the highlight is the Kailasa temple, a massive monolith that was built from the top down, instead of the base up.

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Golden Temple

Located in Amritsar, the Golden Temple is the most sacred place for the Sikh religion. It’s visited by thousands of pilgrims every day and all the people you see working there are Sikh volunteering for the complex (visitors can also help if they feel inclined). You’re required to leave your shoes outside and cover your head to enter the area, and once you’re inside, make sure to visit the dining hall and have some dhal, chapati, and rice with other devotees.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.