18 interesting facts about the beautiful country of New Zealand

New Zealand is indeed one of the beat countries to live in and though being a small nation, it is a developed one. They have a distinct biodiversity in terms of plants, animals and fungals. The history of New Zealand dates back to 1250th CE. Sometime between 1250 and 1300 CE, Polynesian settled in the islands that later were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Maori culture. In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand. Maoris form the largest minority group followed by Asians and Pacific…

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10 facts about Jujurana: our state bird which is an endangered species

The western tragopan or western horned tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) is a medium-sized brightly plumed pheasant found along the Himalayas from north-eastern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northern Pakistan in the west to Uttarakhand within India to the east. They are known as “Jujurana” in Himachal Pradesh. So today we will share “10 facts about Jujurana: our state bird which is an endangered species“ 1) Our State animal Jujurana means “King of birds“. It was accorded the status of state bird of Himachal Pradesh in 2007. 2) The other name of the bird is western tragopan and is considered the rarest of…

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This Quora user gave the best response to the stereotypical question “Are people from India Black?”

Indian refers to a nationality, but not an ethnicity or language. The Indian nationality consists of many regional ethnolinguistic groups, reflecting the rich and complex history of India. India hosts all major ethnic groups found in the Indian Subcontinent. The diaspora with Indian ancestry, as a result of emigration, are somewhat widespread most notably in the Middle East(UAE, Saudi Arabia), South East Asia, United Kingdom, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Population estimates vary from a conservative 12 million to 20 million diaspora. So a question was asked by an…

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7 reasons why you must consider taking a bath in a hot spring

According to Wikipedia, a hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermal heated groundwater that rises from the earth’s crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth. While some of these springs contain water that is a safe temperature for bathing, others are so hot that immersion can result in injury or death. Iceland, famous for its hot spring has harnessed this natural phenomena into a major source of energy and they produce good amount of electricity on top of…

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Join and Support the Cleanliness drive from Koksar to Keylong

Swach Bharat” , “Swach Himalaya” , “Harit Himalaya” !! The above line suggests “Clean & Green Himalayas” which is a good step towards “Swach Bharat” which is a dream of every Indian out there and is waiting for the day when our India will be dirt free and also a least polluted country in the world. The people of Lahaul- Spiti has the same feeling towards environment and that’s why they are starting a cleanliness drive from a place called ‘Koksar’ to District Headquarter ‘Keylong’ . We are happy and…

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14 facts about Dalai Lama that you must know

1) The full name of 14th Dalai Lama is Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Image source 2) In order to confirm his identity, The Tibetan Monks tested the 2-year-old Tenzin Gyatso by showing him to identify certain articles of clothing that belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama. He passed all the tests, then changed his name, took the throne at age 4 and became a monk at age 6. Image source 3) His Holiness The Dalai Lama hobbies include Meditating, Gardening and also enjoys collecting and repairing watches.…

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10 sports personalities who made Himachal proud

Image source Madan Lal – Cricketer   He was the member of 1983 legendary World Cup Winning Team.  His ancestors belonged to district Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh.   Image source Charanjit Singh – Hockey Player He was a former Field hockey player. He was born in Mairi, Himachal Pradesh (then Punjab). He was the captain of the Indian Hockey Team that won the ‘Gold‘ medal in the 1964 ‘SUMMER OLYMPICS‘ at Tokyo, Japan.   Image source The Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana – Wrestler  Dalip Singh Rana aka Khali is…

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Andretta: an artist’s paradise located in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh

Andretta is a beautiful village in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous worldwide for its artists’ colony. The artists’ colony was established in the 1920s, when Irish theater artist and environmentalist, Norah Richards, shifted here from Lahore. She was unhappy in England after her husband died and she longed to return. So, when she met an Englishman who was willing to sell her land in Kangra for Rs. 1, she bought it and this place was in Andretta. Image Source It is located near Palampur in the Kangra District,…

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21 Facts about Lahaul Spiti that you probably don’t know

 The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. The district was formed in 1960. Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and…

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These 5 reasons make Himachal a must visit place for once in a lifetime

As truly said by Saint Augustine, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This statement totally makes sense when you think about life as an opportunity to travel as much as possible to corners of the world and know and learn about various aspects of life, cultures, society, nature,etc. So today we will tell you about “These 5 reasons make Himachal a must visit place for once in a lifetime”. 1. To fall in love with Nature If you are tired of…

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