Here’s a recent Indivue short video telling you about some 13 different methods to travel in India. Recent I say, because the video was recently updated. But mostly it is an update to the previous video about various ways to travel in India for a female.
Although the video duration is only 2:20 minutes, it has taken some 13 years to make it. Videos are from such a long period of time.
It had been five years since my previous visit to Delhi, India.
The New Delhi airport was looking kind of same, but the air outside was different. I realized the foggy sceneries which I had wondered in the recent hindi film Rajma Chawal from 2018 had actually been the real Delhi. And then I remembered the video I had seen in Twitter last winter, where the winter fog in Delhi had once been so bad that cars were crashing to each other.
Luckily this time the Delhi winter fog and smog were not that bad. Though later on my continuing flight from Delhi was delayed with couple of hours. The reason being the fog only.
Otherwise in January Delhi was chilling cold and warm clothes and winter jackets were needed. I found Christmas decoration like Christmas tree and reindeers with the sledge by the road to the airport. What a nice way to greet the tourist and cheer up the landscape!
Since I was travelling early morning, no traffic jams were met. Most of the motorcycle and scooter drivers were wearing helmets for their protection, but many passengers were still lacking those.
The stadium building in Delhi was a new sight to me. Find the stadium, the good old rickshaws and other means of public transport together with some chilly Delhi winter scenes from January 2019 with the fog and smog here in this video, and subscribe INDIVUE for more travel and art to come!
Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –
5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.
The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.
In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –
See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.
After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.
Read also about the other places in India which Indivue visited and photographed. And subscribe for the new updates to come!
More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.
Do you fancy drinking tea in a terrace in Helsinki during summertime? Maybe with a random book or magazine? Oodi is making that possible, since the new three-story library building is opening this week in the centre of Helsinki, and it will be having a very big and fancy cafeteria with a terrace on its third floor.
Shelves in Oodi library, empty in November, a few days before the opening
First floor of Oodi, facing the Finnish Parliament House
Shelves in Oodi library, empty in November, a few days before the opening
Oodi library Helsinki Finland
Nationalsbalcony in Oodi, Helsinki Finland
Cafeteria in Oodi, Helsinki Finland
Stairs in Oodi library Helsinki Finland
Stairs in Oodi library, Helsinki Finland
Oodi and view towards Töölönlahti, Helsinki Finland
Oodi library is the 100th year birthday gift from Finland and its capital Helsinki to its citizens. It took 3 years to build it. This week Oodi will open its doors for the audience and from then on it will be one of the most important sights of Helsinki and the whole of Finland. The view from the 3rd floor of Oodi will most certainly charm you, whether you’re inside or outside the library. In addition there is a lot one can do in this three-story library building.
Not knowing anything more about those 100000 books and magazines Oodi will be having, here’s still 5 more reasons to see and experience Oodi. It will be open seven days a week starting 5.12.2018 –
5 reasons to visit Oodi in Helsinki
1. Oodi will give anyone a free chance to experience clean and beautiful design. The impact will surely be healthy and uplifting for the mind.
2. From the balcony on the third floor one can admire sunsets during summertime. There will be no skyscrapers blocking the sun all though it is in the centre of Helsinki.
3. Oodi is not only a library but a cultural centre. In addition to traditional libraryservices you will also find a cafeteria, restaurant, movie theatre, a playpark for kids, etc. Movie theatre Kino Regina will open in January 2019.
4. On the second floor of Oodi there will be workspaces of various kind in handicrafts as well as digital works. There will also be soundproof rooms for study or work, and for playing music. This second floor will be fully open in 2019.
5. Oodi promotes lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression.
In addition to this, the third-floor ball chairs offer a great opportunity to read blogs in your own privacy with your own smartphone!
The latest update for Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe is the video Best of 10 from Copenhagen. It tells about the best sights for a traveller to see in Copenhagen, like Rosenborgs castle, Christiansborgs Palace, Nyhavn and the statue of the Little Mermaid. The video consists of beautiful images many of which you’ve never seen before.
Talking about the Travel Opus to Europe, Oslo in Norway is one of them very essential places to visit in Europe. Although it is in many ways very similar to the neighbouring capitals Stockholm and Copenhagen, it still has its own, kind of royal feel to it. The small size of Oslo is also charming.
After watching this short video about the ten best sights of Paris you will get a chance to see other creative videos about Europe as well: Travel & Art Europe is a growing playlist of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos made so far by pressing the button which appears at the end of this short video about Paris.
Last week I had the joy and honor to experience the Incredible India Road Show in Helsinki, Finland and update my knowledge about the travel destinations and other travel related issues concerning India.
After 13 years of blogging in Finnish and in English, especially about Goa, India and the Indian art and culture and Bollywood, I was happy to hear that there is a huge growth in India with tourist arrivals from Nordic countries.
It was told that travelling to India is becoming easier: There is now E-visa for 166 countries with 60 days validity and some single entries can be converted to double/triple entries and extending E-visa is also possible for various segments like tourist, medical and business.
And nowadays India has also got some tourist friendly initiatives like 24/7 toll free multilingual tourist helpline and India is also a Wi-Fi enabled tourist destination in railway stations and airports.
Delhi, being the capital of India, is one of its fastest growing cities and from Delhi you can get almost anywhere in India, by road, air and railways.
Delhi itself is divided into two, the new and the old Delhi, and you can see the remains of seven important capitals there, like Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar, on which the modern day Delhi is built.