Video: Holiday in Goa and the menu for tourist

Here’s a video I made of the trip to Goa, India, in January 2019. The video focuses on the good Indian food I was happy to experience. It will tell you the good foods to try out in case you’re travelling to Goa. Take a look –

My flight was through Delhi, so delicious hints from the Delhi domestic airport and Delhi international airport will also be shared.

The restaurants from South Goa featured in this video were Portofino, Sagar Kinara and German Bakery, in addition to some beach shack restaurants on the Goan beaches.

The video visits also in local shops and fruit stalls in South Goa and even a sweet shop in Margao, the capital of South Goa.

The Indian sweets mentioned in the video are milk cake, imarti and an extremely delicious velvety smooth Gulab Jammu from Kolkata that practically melts in your mouth when you take a bite. See, so that you know what a tasty Gulab Jammu looks like.

I was happy to notice that in some local shops in South Goa one was able to find some organic products also. Especially some nuts and atta. And also gluten-free atta made from quinoa. Combined with psyllium, one was able to make gluten-free rotis out of quinoa atta.

Another thing I was happy about was a South Indian dish poha, which was sold without unhealthy preservatives in the Indian domestic flight from Goa to Delhi.

Notice that this video comes with subtitles, which will give you more information in either English, Finnish or Swedish. 

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This video is also part of the Travel Opus to Goa – do check it out as well and subscribe for the new updates!

Travel Opus to India will tell you more about travelling in India itself.

All the beaches in Goa in 1 minute (video)

Arambol Beach is one of the beaches in Goa

What if you could experience all the beaches in Goa, India, from North Goa to South Goa, in just one minute – well check this video out!

The video begins from Tiracol Fort and Querim Beach in North Goa, and it will take you down the Goan coastline from North to South Goa. The video will give you a glimpse of Arambol, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Candolim, Sinquerim, Dona Paula, Bogmalo, Velsao, Arossim, Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Agonda, Palolem, Patnem, Raj Bagh, Talpona and many other beaches in North and South Goa as well. All this in just one minute.

Photographs by Indivue.

Note: You can adjust the speed of this video to your liking with your YouTube-settings.

After watching this video you might be interested in knowing more about the beaches in Goa. You can read more about them in the updated post about All the beaches in Goa here.

For all the Finnish readers interested in Goa and its beaches INDIVUE has this article.

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Taj Mahal in one minute

What if it was possible to experience Taj Mahal in one minute – what should that experience have?

At least Taj Mahal at different times of the day – Taj Mahal at sunrise, in the middle of the day, Taj Mahal in the afternoon, Taj Mahal at sunset and Taj Mahal in the night time.

All this, and immediately in the beginning of the video below, you will see what Taj Mahal looks like before the sunrise, in the twilight, when in reality the Muslim prayer invitations are echoed outside, and how the first sun rays of the morning make the Taj Mahal dome roof glow.

You can also see how the Taj Mahal, known also as Taj-Bibi-ra-Rauza, the Garden-Tomb of the Taj Queen, looks like when seen from the Red Fort in Agra – That is where the ruler Shah Jahan spent his last years of life in prison, captured by his son, looking at the beautiful Taj Mahal. Mausoleum, built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as a symbol of eternal love. Historical writings tell us that Mumtaz Mahal, Arjumand Banu Begum by her birth name, had died in her 14th childbirth.

The video will also show brick-red gate walls flanking the park and fountain next to Taj Mahal. The main entrance for Taj Mahal park area is through the brick-red wall gate. In addition, you can see, for example, a red mosque building in the courtyard. The two other queens of Shan Jahan, living under the shadow of Mumtaz, where also buried in this area and have their tombs there.

From the video you can see how many tourists there are around Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over India and around the world have come to see this one of the world’s 7 miracles, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is also the Red Fort, near Taj Mahal in Agra. Tourists walk in the mausoleum and around it with bare foot or recyclable shoe covers to keep the Taj Mahal’s marble floors clean and undamaged.

The first images of this video were photoshot in 2007 and this video has been shot in various occasions in winter as well as in summer time before the monsoon.
During the winter months in January, people in Agra wore long-sleeved wool and top coats, but in the summer, short-sleeved kurta-shirts and saritops were common.

Taj Mahal literally dazzles its viewer while the sun is shining as the bright sun is reflected in so many different ways from the skilful walls of that building. You get some idea of the size of Taj Mahal when you look at the pictures of tourists in front of the Taj Mahal.
This video Taj Mahal in one minute takes its viewer also very near of Taj Mahal, to the contact distance – you can see close-ups of Taj Mahal wall decorations and wall embossings.

You can also see what the environment of Taj Mahal looks like from inside the building – but Mumtaz Mahal’s and Shah Jahan’s marble tombstones within the mausoleum are left as a mystery to the viewer.

Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, which is also seen on this video, and it took 11 years to build this mausoleum. The construction of the other buildings and the park surrounding the Taj Mahal continued for a few more years on top of that.
What else in this world has been built for so long?

About Taj Mahal – experiences

Hardly any words can fully describe the architectural beauty of Taj Mahal. And even though the pictures tell a lot, they do not cover exhaustively the experience of Taj Mahal. Like how cold the Taj Mahal’s marble stone feels, how dazzling the marble is in the sunshine, how many shades of white can be found on the Taj Mahal’s surface, how beautiful is the aquamarine colour in the Taj Mahal’s fountain, how high is the Taj Mahal in relation to the adjacent Yamuna River and what kind of a great landscape opens up behind the Taj Mahal. Or how do the local inhabitants cool off by the Yamuna River during the summer heat.

Or how do you feel after a long journey, on a hot day in India, after all the challenges associated with traveling, when you are finally there in Agra. And after having paid the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal, and heading among other people towards the red arch through which you have to enter, you can finally see somewhere behind the people’s shoulders something dazzling white blinking, and when you go through the gate, all of this opens up to you –

Note: One can adjust the speed of a YouTube -video to one’s liking.

Get to know more about Taj Mahal, Agra and India with the help of Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Taj Mahal also in Finnish.

Gokarn in one minute (video)

Today is the time for the Gokarn in one minute -video.

Gokarn is a small village in the state of Karnataka in the West coast of India and this video will show you many beautiful details from that Indian village.

In this short video you can see the beautiful nature and all the beaches in Gokarn. Those beaches are the main Gokarn Beach, Kudley Beach, Om Beach and the Paradise Beach.

You can see the local people, tourists and The Hindu pilgrims in the streets and beaches of Gokarn. The video will also show, what kind of cows and other animals can be met in the Gokarn village.

Experience the high hills, boat rides and beautiful sunsets together with the serenity, simplicity and colorfulness of Gokarn.

All this and more in less than one minute –

Video by Indivue.

Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.

About the beaches in Gokarn

Gokarn Beach is easy to reach from the main village but for Kudley Beach you need to cross a high hill in order to reach there. For Om Beach you need to take rickshaw ride as well as to the Paradise Beach, but for the Paradise Beach you still need to walk rather long time in the midst of the forest in order to reach that beach. Alternatively you can go by a boat to any of these beaches.

You might also be interested in the 5 reasons to visit Gokarn.

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Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
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Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

Panorama: Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Today’s panoramic photo is from Chennai, India. The red candles are burning outside St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, which is a beautiful white church built by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century.

Wikipedia says St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, the other two being St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.

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Best of 5 of Salman Khan -movies

Best of Salman Khan -movies

Salman Khan is an Indian actor, born in 1965. He is also known as a film producer, having a career in Hindi film industry for over 30 years by now. He is one of the most famous faces on the screen. And one of the best dancers.

Here are the best of five of Salman Khan -movies, so far

  • Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) ****

Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is a cute four star Hindi cinema classic and a romantic 3 hour musical. It is starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! – Sooraj R Barjatya

  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) *** ½

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a visually sparkling, Indianromantic 3 hour film with Salman Khan and Aiswarya Rai in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and it was preceding the famous Bhansali musical Devdas.

  • Tere Naam (2003) *****

Tere Naam is a five star tragic Indian love drama. Directed by Satish Kaushik. Salman Khan’s role play raises your hairs up. Being too possessive and jealous boyfriend, it might the best role Salman Khan has ever played.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Tere Naam – Satish Kaushik

  • Dabangg (2010) *****

Dabangg is a cute Bollywood comedy. One of the best movies of Salman Khan. The music in this movie rocks you full.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Dabangg – Abhinav Singh Kashyap

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a movie directed by Kabir Khan. It has Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra in the lead roles. This movie got several awards.

Find more movie reviews of Salman Khan movies here in Finnish.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood,which is introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you.

The music is provided by Apple Music.

These albums and songs can also be found separately in iTunes:

You might also be interested in all the Salman Khan -movies from 2008-2017

Find all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1998-2008 here

and all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1988-1998 here.

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor Khan -movies

Best of Kareena Kapoor movies

Kareena Kapoor is an Indian actress, born in 1980. She is part of the famous Kapoor family in the Hindi film industry in India.

Here are the best of five of Kareena’s movies, so far –

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor -movies

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) ****

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a film directed by Karan Johar. It has the cream of Bollywood in it. This movie needs to be seen from the beginning till the end with a single sitting. Preferably several times.

Find the movie and trailer in the following link here: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Karan Johar

  • Jab We Met (2007) ***

Jab We Met is a cute Indian love story with a good background music. The movie stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, and it is directed by Imtiaz Ali.

  • Ra.One (2011) ***½

The film Ra.One, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, is directed by Anubhav Sinha. It is a nice Bollywood scifi movie with excellent music and dance.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link here: Ra.One – Anubhav Sinha

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

The film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is written and directed by Kabir Khan. It stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra. The child gets lost in India. The film got several awards.

  • Ki & Ka (2016) ****

The film Ki & Ka, starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, is directed by R. Balki. It is a tribute to mothers working at home, as well as fathers alike. The movie is exceptional and can be seen several times.

Find the movie and the trailer here in this link: Ki & Ka – R Balki

You can find more Kareena Kapoor Khan -movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

These albums and songs can also be found separately in iTunes:

Find other good movies from the Best of Bollywood