Top 5 Beaches in India: DilliBilli

If sand, sea and sunsets make the perfect getaways for you, if you are truly ‘Beeeachy’. Then DilliBilli brings you the Top 5 beaches of India.

 5) Pondicherry

At number 5 stands Pondicherry with its beautiful French Connection, spotless shoreline, clubbed with breathtaking architecture, mouth-watering food, and a unique past. And that’s not enough; if you travel a little further you will reach the antique beach town of Pallava Dynasty – Mahabalipuram, on looking the endless water of Bay of Bengal

4) Lakshadweep

Next on the list is Lakshadweep – which quite literally translates into a hundred thousand islands. Considered to be India’s best-kept secret, Lakshadweep has glistening white sand, turquoise water, coral reefs and a lot of water sport. And to maintain the serenity, only a handful of islands are open to the travelers. Now/Hell, that makes me wanna go there all the more and witness this hidden Heaven on Earth.

3) Kovalam Beach

On number three is Kovalam which is all about love, peace, groves of coconut trees, the mystical Ayurveda and oh more groves of coconut trees.
lying next to the Arabian Sea, some 16kms away from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, is a peerless combination of rocky hills and its beaches- the Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach and the Samudra Beach. So all you have to do is Just book the kind of place you want and live it up by the beach.

2) Goa

Whoa! We are at Number 2 which was not very easy to pick. With so many exquisite beaches in our fun loving Goa, how do you choose just one??? So Go GOA!!!!
Arambol, Vagator, Palolem, Baga, Chapora, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute, Colva, Agonda……just keep ticking off the beaches and keep visiting this stretch of around 100 of kilometers on the West Coast of India for more and more. It is the Land of Beaches in India. You will get what you want- craziness, stillness, bustle, not so bustle, boozed and lost- Goa serves all kinds.

1) Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island

And Ooooola la, topping the list at number One is Beach Number 7, the Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island, which is one of the most gorgeous and exotic islands east of South Andaman in Ritchie’s Archipelago. Radhanagar beach has secured crowns of being “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine and even stands at top 10 in TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Travellers’ Choice Award- Winning Beaches’. The emerald green water and the baffling curve of the soaring lush green trees across the shoreline is something to die and live for. Spot on a destination for twosomes, snorkelers, family ones and lovers of nature. There isn’t any mildest of the heavens like this one.

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Top 10 Environmental Science Universities in India

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1. Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi

Courses Offered:
M.Sc Programme
M.Phil/Ph.D Programme

JNU is a public central University located in New Delhi. The university is one-of-a-kind and offers a wide variety of courses. It has School of Environmental Sciences that specializes in research in remote sensing application in geosciences. The School also carries out research on subjects such as Environmental Biosciences, Ecology, Geomics, Glaciology, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Pollution studies, Radiation Physics and Environmental Physics. With such diverse research interests, over 100 students have so far successfully completed their Ph.D. programme in different aspects of Environmental Sciences.

2. Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science
Master of Science in Environmental Science

Acharya Nagarjuna University, located in Andhra Pradesh is one of the major universities in the country having many colleges and institutes in the region. The university is making focused efforts towards resource mobilization in various domains. The Environmental Science Department was established in the year 1992 with an intake of 24 students. The department received financial assistance from the University Grants Commission in 1994 under the Emerging Areas Assistance Programme, and was able to procure all the instruments necessary for training and a large collection of books, encyclopaedias, and journals.

3. Andhra University College of Science & Technology, Visakhapatnam

Courses Offered:
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
Andhra University College of Science & Technology, located in Visakhapatnam, is affiliated with the Andhra University and accredited by NAAC with an A grade. The institute comprises of various schools, amongst which is the School of Life Sciences. The school carries out research on various Environmental Science subjects and has dedicated departments for the same, namely Department of Botany, Department of Zoology, Department of Marine Living Resources, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Human Genetics, Department of Environmental Sciences, Department of Microbiology, and Department of Biotechnology. Environmental science is becoming an interesting career option these days because of the increasing level of consciousness among people about the environment.

4. TERI University, Delhi

Courses Offered:
M.Sc. in Climate Science and Policy
M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Resource Management
M.Sc. in Geoinformatics
M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology
M.Sc. n Water Science and Governance
M.Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management
M.Tech in Urban Development and Management
M.Tech in Water Science and Governance
Ph.D. in Bioresources and Biotechnology
Ph.D. in Business Sustainability
Ph.D. in Energy and Environment
Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management
Ph.D. in Regulatory and Policy Issues
Ph.D. in Water Science and Governance
Diploma in Renewable Energy
Advanced PG Diploma in Renewable Energy
Diploma in Water Science and Governance

TERI University, located in Delhi is a one-of-its-kind university that dedicatedly imparts education in the field of environmental sciences. The University came into existence in the year 1998 when it was founded as ‘TERI School of Advanced Studies’. The School was subsequently renamed as TERI University in the year 2006. The University has been recognized by the United Grants Commission. The University was conceived to disseminate the vast reservoir of knowledge created by TERI, a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development. The University has been ranked number one in the field of sustainability and has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council as an ‘A’ grade university. This is the only university in India that provides multiple courses in M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D. and Diploma programmes.

5. Aligarh Muslim University

Courses Offered:
Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering

Aligarh Muslim University, located in Uttar Pradesh is a public university, funded by the central government of India. The university offers courses on Environmental Sciences. M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering is typically a two-year course that covers subjects such as Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Microbiology, Computational Methods, Water Supply Management, Waste Water Management, Municipal Water Treatment, Industrial Water Treatment, Applied Statistics for Environmental Engineering, Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution Control, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Remote Sensing and GIS Application, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology etc.

6. Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi
Courses Offered: Master of Technology in Environmental Science and Engineering

Jamia Milia Islamia University, located in Delhi, is a public central university. The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers a Post-Graduate course that forms the basis for M. Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering that offered by the Department of Civil Engineering. This is a three-year course, and is open to in-service engineers and scientists.

7. Delhi Technological University, New Delhi

Courses Offered:
B.Tech in Environmental Engineering
M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering
Ph.D in Environmental Engineering

Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), is a renowned government university located in New Delhi, India. It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India. It was previously affiliated with the University of Delhi, and was given the state university status in 2009. The university has the Department of Environmental Engineering, which is a global leader in developing engineering solutions to societal-scale challenges. The department also provides opportunity to working engineers for upgrading their qualification under Continuing Education Programme on part time basis for the post graduate level. The department conducts cutting-edge research, in developing the vital areas that address the societal needs for environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

8. University of Mumbai

Courses Offered: M.Sc in Environmental Science

University of Mumbai, previously known as University of Bombay was established in 1857. It is one of the oldest and premier universities in India. M.Sc in Environmental Science programme focusses on topics such as basic ecology, environmental geography, basic statistics, air and water pollution, terrestrial pollution, pollution monitoring and control, industrial hygiene and toxicology, and environmental management aspects.

9. Nalanda University, Bihar

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Studies

Nalanda University, located in Bihar was established recently as a revival of an ancient center of learning at Nalanda. The university began its first academic session on September 1, 2014. The University offers a wide variety of post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The School of Ecology and Environment Studies at the Nalanda University offers a broad range of academic pursuits from natural sciences to social sciences. The School offers a Masters and Doctorate programme in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Given the inter-disciplinary character of the School, the University has appointed a core faculty drawn from natural sciences and social sciences.

10. Osmania University, Hyderabad

Courses Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Studies

The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad, India. The University is accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade and conferred with the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ by the UGC, New Delhi.

Ramayan Episode 1: दशरथ यज्ञ, राम जन्म, Ramanand Sagar Ramayan First Episode

Ramanand Sagar Ramayana full first episode

Ramayana is the most popular Indian story ever told. Long Long Ago, in Ancient India… Rama, the prince of Ayodhya is the eldest son of King Dasrath

नौमी तिथि मधुमास पुनीता, सुकल पच्छ अभिजित हरिप्रीता।
मध्य दिवस अति सीत न घामा, पावन काल लोक बिश्रामा।।

The saga of Ramayan Gods’ prayers to Lord Vishnu King Dashrath’s yagna invoking blessings for a son birth and childhood of Shri Ram.

How to check 3G Data usage on Airtel Postpaid?

But sir you have used 12 MB  more than the data allotted to you in your 3g plan and you have to pay 121+ service tax for the same said the telecaller from the other side and I was like what 120 rupees for using just 12 MB? of course I was disgusted and decided its time for me to end my relationship with Vodafone.

The high data costs involved with 3g use really keeps us on our toes. and the moment I switched my operator to Airtel I thought i should share how can you check your Airtel postpaid 3g balance to avoid imprudent data charges by these insensitive telecom operators.

How to check 3g data balance in airtel postpaid

Again like vodafone Airtel would also send you reminders once you have used 80% of your 3g data and once again when you have utilized 100% of it, but you do not want to be on the operators mercy here is how you can check your airtel 3g data balance in postpaid  

Dial *121#
Now select the 3rd option called DATA Services and press 3
Now again select the 3rd option Data use by pressing 4

and you would able to find how much data have you consumed from your plan, if you are still feel that following these steps would eat too much of your valuable time you can type this and get your data use in one time


22 things I learnt about Czech in my Trip to Prague

  1. Always stand on right side of the elevator
  2. Czech’s don’t like you entering their homes with outside shoes.
  3. It’s possible for a girl to get drunk and dance outside in a rainy night
  4. Billa is where you shop.
  5. Asking a girl for coffee is an indirect invitation for sex
  6. Indian food is very expensive
  7. Beer is cheaper than water at most of places
  8. Czech’s are lovely people
  9. People travel to countryside cottages almost every weekend.
  10.  Damm, Czech’s love to do walking, hiking etc.
  11. Even the strangest looking people offer their seats to elderly people in buses, trams and metro
  12. Mostly 40+ people don’t speak or understand English which is kind of nice..
  13. Czech’s motto is probably “A beer a day keeps the doctors Away” they love BEER
  14. Internet works very fast: D
  15. It’s possible to stand next to a restaurant and get connected to a FREE Wi-Fi
  16. Gypsies are the only dangerous things I came across.
  17. Public transport is awesome here
  18. It’s possible for a women to be bald have pink hair and not get stared
  19. They probably loves dogs & other pets, they are all around.  
  20. Tell a Czech that Czech is in Eastern Europe and be ready to Die ( it’s in central Europe)
  21.  Electronic gadgets and mobiles are much expensive compare to India
  22. There is actuary a building named “Penis tower” in Brno.

Some more things which i remembered later and would like to share as well are

  • It’s possible and perfectly safe to drink tap water anywhere
  • Czech and beauty are synonyms
  • It’s possible to drive at speed of 210KM and not get killed: D
  • People let you cross the road and stop not like in India where crossing the road it like winning a war.

I would like to thank a very special person without her this list would not have been possible, may god bless you always princess.
Miluji te

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh India – Review

Bungee Jumping in rishikesh
Memories for lifetime
“Go further, I am holding you! Don’t worry the crew member reassured” and I began to crawl slowly with heart full of excitement and fear at the same time (yeah, those who say they don’t fear anything let them come with me to Rishikesh for a Jump, we shall see!). The scream of the last jumper was still fresh in my mind and I was debating if his scream was because of sheer excitement of bungee jumping or was he as afraid as I was. “Please tell me nothing will happen to me” I said. She slowly begins again “Relax, take a deep breath do not look down and look at those beautiful mountains enjoy the view” the countdown started Five… Four… three… two… One… Bungee and Jump!!!!!!!!!

It all began while I was planning for my next trip to the mountains. We both were missing each other as much you see J. While exploring places for travel in Uttrakahand Himalayas, I came across a video on YouTube of a guy doing bungee jumping and I was mesmerized by sheer excitement this sport offers and decided that I was going to try it out. A quick search over Google told me that an agency called Jumping Heights provides bungee jumping experience in Rishikesh India.  Within minutes I booked my tickets, changed my plans a bit, and 24 hour later, I was in Rishikesh. I had booked my tickets online and decided to take a quick nap in my hotel room. Little did I know that it’s difficult to reach the jump sight without any private transportation. Luckily I called that guy and he informed that a bus will leave from their marketing office in Tapovan in the next half an hour and asked me to hurry up.

“God, I can’t be taking this jump and will lose the money I have paid too L” I muttered, and was in there office within next 20 minutes. I told them to play some jump videos of other people so that I could borrow some courage for my jump. They charge 350 rupees as transportation and entry fee charges. Once I arrived there and saw other people jump on the TV, I literally got nervous and so did the other people who came with me to do the bungee jumping. It looked like the scariest thing one could ever do!

“My god, it’s too high” I said to myself once I started to walk on the cantilever jumping platform on top of River Ganges. The crew was friendly and looked very professional. A small team of 4 people were led by a New Zealander jumping coach. They suit you up for the jump and make sure that to calm your head. Within minutes, I was standing on the edge and cursing myself for putting me in such situation.

“I can’t believe, I jumped!”. That moment of free fall and that wind blowing pass me, I screamed my lunges out, possibly the loudest I ever did, the elastic rope took me back in the air around 50-60 meters after the first fall (total length around 83 meters) and my body started to swing like shaktimaan. “I did it! I did it! It was AWESOME AWESOME experience”. I thanked the crew for being so supportive and that it was the best ever experience of my life. I never felt this way before in my life, eyes full of joy and my heart was fearless now. With the proud badge of “I have got guts” and life time memories of this jump, I started to trek back to their cafeteria.

Location – Where is the jumping Place?

You can experience bungee jumping in the holy city of Ganges, Rishikesh. The jumping sight is located around 14-15 kilometers from the main city at a place called Mohan Chatti of Rishikesh. You can go directly if you have your own transportation or visit their marketing office and a regular bus in every 2 hours should take you there for 350 rupees.

How Can I Book my bungee Jumping tickets?                

Almost all the river rafting offices can book it for you but I am not sure about their prices. You can buy the tickets online from their official website any date of your choice.  You can also walk directly to their marketing office in early hours and book it on the spot.

Is it Safe?
Absolutely. The crew and staff looked well trained and very professional to me and not for a minute, did I feel that something will happen to me because of the lack of preparation on their part. You got your guts? – Well, they have the platform! GO and JUMP!!

How Much does it cost?
It costs 3000 rupees for one time jump and they will charge you 750 rupees if you would like to get the video recording of your jump (which most of the people do). It’s not allowed to take anything with yourself during the jump so those who thought they will record it from their phone or personal camera are bound to get disappointed. For more details about prices click here     


Address:              Tapovan, Badrinath Road, Near Lakshman Jhula Police Station, Rishikesh.
Phone:                 +91 7830404067, +91 7830335577 & +91-0135-2442100
Address:              Village Mohan Chatti,Rishikesh.
Phone:                 +91 7830404067, +91 7830335577 & +91-0135-2442100
So go out there and have fun! This is so memorable that you will remember the feeling for the rest of your life 🙂        

Godaddy www (301) redirection within 2 minutes

You all must have noticed that now we have a new web address for my blog and have moved on to a new domain name i.e. Since I decided to move from my old domain to www.raghlenka.inand from Google to Godady domain services (it was almost 60-70% cheaper at godaddy, 10$ vs. 200 rupees), I was worried how I would do the redirection for my existing WWW URL raghlenka.into It turned out to be very easy and hardly a 2-minutes job. Let me show you a step by step guide on how you can do a www redirection to your godadyy account.

How to do domain redirection in Godaddy

Log in to your godaddy account and click on the Launch button next to your domain name
redirection godaddy
Select the ‘domain name’ and on the top header, select the first option in FORWARD

301 redirection godaddy

Type the URL you want your domain to be redirected to, save, and you are done!

www redirection godaddy
It will take between 2-24 hours and your redirection will start working, or if you do not want to take all this trouble then there is a short cut to do your www redirection in godaddy. Just contact their excellent ‘online customer support’ and within minutes, they will do it for you.

Official godaddy page for help on domain forwarding – Click here
How to do www redirection in godaddy VIDEO – Click here

Trip to Kaluk, Sikkim 2012 – Pictures

Sikkim is heaven for nature lovers, I was fortunate enough to enjoy majestic views and relish hospitality of one its kind warm hearted sikkimese people during my trip to this land of beauty in 2012. I may not remember the words or exact scenes from my trip to Sikkim but I am sure I will always remember the feeling to be in Sikkim it’s so special and different than other places I have been to. If you love nature even a bit and do not want any hassle of big cities or touristic places, pack your bags and leave for Sikkim, you can always thank me later for recommending Sikkim. In this photo series I will post pictures of my trip to Sikkim in 2012 to relive the memories and encourage you all to see it once. In first post here are pictures from our gateway to Sikkim, Kaluk

kanchenjunga view from Kaluk
View from Our Hotel Room Kanchan View

kanchenjunga peak Kaluk
Clouds playing Hide & Seek
kanchenjunga kanchan view hotel
Time Stops here, Kaluk

School kids @ Kaluk, Sikkim
School Chale Hum 
Best Himalayas view
Mesmerizing view of Himalayas, Kaluk  
Rinchenpong Monastery
Rinchenpong Monastery in Kaluk

young monk @ Rinchenpong Monastery
Young Buddha – Rinchenpong Monastery, Kaluk

Raghvendra Tripathi
Me with Next Buddha 🙂
Buddha, Rinchenpong Monastery kaluk
Buddha Statue in Rinchenpong Monastery

How Far is Chennai International Airport from Domestic Airport? – Just 700 Meters

So many people ask How far is Chennai International Airport from Domestic Airport and the answer is just
700 meters if you will count the distance, 10 to 12 minutes if you decide to walk and just 2 minutes if you catch that free battery auto operating just next to the arrivals gate. yes I repeat free battery autos 🙂 here is how they look like

Free Chennai airport taxi
Free Auto From Domestic to International Chennai Airport

Ps. I am writing this post from personal experience during my recent trip to colombo I had to change domestic to international at Chennai airport.