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The Heritage Toy Train Journey - Childhood Memoir

I wonder if it is natural to be nostalgic! Or is it due to the mental and emotional exhaustion invoked in us due to Covid -19 and its consequences? Do you also feel nostalgic at times! If yes, kindly share your moments of nostalgia in the comment box. One such nostalgic moment evoked by Ruskin Bond's book 'The Great Train journey' inspired me to write this blog. You must be wondering how! To explain this, let me take you to my childhood memories. I was born and brought up in the same small town Kalka which Ruskin Bond has beautifully mentioned in his book. Not only this, he also talked about the Toy Train, which happened to be the first train that I also ever saw.  Still confused! Let me explain further.  It was nostalgic because I also saw the train for the first time on the narrow gauge of the Kalka Shimla track that happens to pass just behind my house. I got excited every time the train blew its whistle. Waving to the passengers sitting at the window seat was a routine

How to visit 15 incredible places in Jaipur in just three days ?

Would you like to revisit a tourist site? If yes, why? Please write your reason in the comment box. I revisited Jaipur in the first week of April this year, and this was my third visit to Jaipur. There were a few reasons why I chose the same tourist place. One primary reason was that this was my only opportunity to go on a vacation, and Thank God I availed this opportunity because immediately after we returned, the covid-19 surged again.  During this visit, I revived old memories and also hit new sites that were not very popular.  With the hope that you remember my previous blog on Jaipur City, I am writing only about new places. To read my previous blog CLICK HERE Hawa Mahal Albert Museum Chokhi Dhani City Palace City Palace from Jantar Mantar Jaigarh Fort Jai Singh II built the Jaigarh fort in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace. The fort is named after Jai Singh. The fort is famous for a cannon named Jaivana, which was manufactured in the fort and was then the world's l