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White Apples? When was the last time you thought about Himachal and did not, instantaneously, think about the hills. You just cannot un-forget those beautiful mountains, snow, weather, just anything. Talking about Himachal, one cannot just for-see the capital Shimla. And then if we talk about Shimla, of course one cannot just forget about apples. But as true as a fact can be, it will be a matter of surprise for you guys to know that apples are not native of Himachal. In fact, not even India!ūüėĮ Pre 1945 era Yes, this fruit was nowhere to be seen if you were to stand up on hill and squeeze your eyes as hard as you could if you lived in 1900s. Just as cricket, apple is one thing we Indians owe to the ‚Äúfirangs‚ÄĚ. Yes, you heard it right. Yes, you read it right. Or to be more accurate and specific…

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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 Outlanders. So without any further ado, let’s share “18 interesting facts about the beautiful country of New Zealand” 1) The place with the longest name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay. 2) No part of the¬†country¬†is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea. Also, Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world. 3) Only…

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Shimla has a history with Britishers and there are many signs and symbols present of that past till date. Many houses, commercial buildings, theater, roads,etc from that era are still exists. One of such structures is the Christ Church located at the Ridge. Not only it is one of the most famous landmarks of Shimla but of Himachal Pradesh overall. It was built for the British settlers who moved to Shimla in 18th Century and were willing to have a place to worship every once in a while. We don’t think there is anyone who has been to Shimla and never paid a visit to the Church or hasn’t taken a photograph along with it. So let’s dive deep into this topic and learn “10 facts about Christ Church: Most iconic landmark in Shimla“. It was designed by Colonel J.T. Boileau in 9th September,1844 and was built in the year…

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