An Ancient Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea

An aqueduct is a water supply or navigable channel constructed to convey water. The ancient roman-style aqueducts were built in different parts of the world. Some are as old as the 7th Century BC. The remains of around 600 aqueducts has been found out so far. In the old city Caesarea of Israel, initially its…

Bethesda Pools….archaeological remains as old as the 8th century BC!!

The pool of Bethesda (Bethsaida) has always been an area of mystery and controversy for Christian historians and archaeologists alike. The pool is located in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem, about 50 meters inside the St Stephen’s or Lions’ Gate. Years back, the gate was called the Sheep Gate, because this was where sheep…

Sea of Galilee

The famous Sea of Galilee is actually a lake!!It is the lowest freshwater lake in the whole world! Along with many other tourists, I went for a cruise in the lake….. The weather was pleasant. The lake and the surrounding area had an astounding silence. It made me feel at ease. Sang songs along with…

Munnar,Kerala

There are places in Kerala, in South India, where one can experience nature to its fullest!! One such place is Munnar…… Munnar is a hill station situated at the confluence of three mountains(Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) at a height of 1600 m above sea level. Munnar has an exceptional beauty that can be found nowhere…

Capharnaum

Now an archaeological park, Capharnaum was a fishing village of the Hasmonean period between 140 BC and 116BC and its located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The layout of the village was quite regular with small districts bordered by small cross sectional streets. The houses were constructed with good quality mortar…

Tabgha

Tabgha is an area situated on the North West shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The name ‘Tabgha’ is derived from the Greek name Heptapegon which means “seven springs”. I visited this place early one morning. Even though its an archaeological and religious tour destination, there were only a handful of tourists in…

Casa Nova Street, Nazareth

Casa Nova Street is located towards the east of Nazareth and there I visited a number of ancient and holy sites, places of archaeological importance and artistic interest. Basilica of the Annunciation According to the Roman Catholic tradition, the Basilica of the Annunciation is established at the site where the Annunciation took place. I visited…

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is an 817m high mountain ridge located 10km NW of Madaba in Jordan. It is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan as Moses was buried here. According to the Holy Scriptures, Moses spends his last days here viewing the Promised Land of Canaan. In 2000, Late Pope John Paul II…

Madaba Arts And Handicraft Center

Madaba is one of the most relaxed, tolerant and safe cities in Jordan. Madaba Arts And Handicraft Center is a huge souvenir shop in Madaba on the road to Mt.Nebo. This center trains and employs locals who create intricate designs to adorn everything from small coasters to outdoor tables and wall decorations. Regional artifacts like…

Church of the Map

The Greek Orthodox Church of St George(The Church of the Map) located in Madaba, the capital city of Madaba Governorate of Jordan, is a historically significant site as there is the presence of the Madaba Mosaic Map.  The Madaba Mosaic Map is part of the mosaic flooring and is of the Middle East during the…

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Visiting places in Jordan was a unique experience that gave me nonstop trills. Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty located on the East Bank of the Jordan River. This country has so much to offer for a traveler. Jordan is unveiled as an extraordinary and antique world of natural treasures and religious harmony. In…

15 Places to Visit in Bahrain

                  Bahrain, officially ‘The Kingdom of Bahrain’ is a small island country located on the western side of Persian Gulf. It lies to the east, south and southwest of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar respectively. Manama is the capital of Bahrain. Arabic is the official language of Bahrain though English is widely used.   Bahrain has…