Wednesday, August 29, 2012

World's Largest Photo Album (Wedding), largest matchmaking company with presence both online, with over 450 Matrimony portals, and offline with 150+ company owned retail outlets, gathered to set the Guinness Book of World Record with the World’s Largest Photo Album (Wedding) featuring the contributions by the public. is a BharatMatrimony initiative to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records by creating the world's largest wedding album. was launched by India's greatest all-rounder Kapil Dev and his wife Romi Dev in NewDelhi on Valentine's Day. BharatMatrimony aims to collect over 1 million wedding photos through
The World’s largest Photo Album (Wedding) is 14 feet (4.26 meters) in width and 17 feet in Length (5.18 meters) in physical size. Guinness World Records adjudication authority examined the album and presented a certificate to Mr. Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO of commemorating this feat.
This is a spectacular milestone on Matrimony Day, April 14th as Bharatmatrimony celebrate 15 years of its journey towards creating happy marriages. is owned by Consim Info. Pvt. Ltd,India’s leading internet business group with leadership presence in all key categories. The group currently owns and operates and has 400+ community portals.
Consim Info Pvt. Ltd is a leading service-oriented organisation catering to the needs of people through Internet and mobile. From starting off with uniting people in matrimony, the Consim Group has extended its services to aid in buying and selling of property, job searches, and providing value-based information.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

High Passes (La in Ladakhi)

Ladakh is an exotic destination with plenty of high passes, steep mountains and valleys abound. The route to Ladakh by road is through several scenic Mountain passes, known as 'La' in the local Ladakhi language and 'Ladakh' therefore means 'Land of Passes.' You can find some of the highest motorable roads in the world in Ladakh, which traverse these high passes and take you to exotic hidden destinations  high in the Himalayas.
All the roads built on these high passes are part of the Himank project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Ladakh region of northernmost India that started in August 1985. Himank is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and related infrastructure including what are claimed to be the world's highest motorable roads across the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Chang La passes. Himank's work ensures access to sensitive military areas including the world's highest battle-ground at the Siachen Glacier and Pangong Tso Lake (at 14500 ft) whose waters span the de facto India-China border. Himank's personnel battle tough terrain and extreme climatic conditions and are constrained in most areas to work within a short working season of four months as roads get blocked by heavy snow and extreme cold temperatures.

Manali - LEH Highway

Rohtang Pass – 13,000ft (3978m) - If you travel from Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh you will cross the impressive Rohtang Pass, which is at a height of 13,000ft (3978m).  This is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The Rohtang Pass is only open in midsummer from mid-July to September. 
Baralacha La – 16,050ft (4892m) - The Baralacha-la Pass is also along the Manali-Leh Highway. This pass is at the lofty height of 16,050ft (4892m). It is situated at a tri-junction of three roads, one from Manali, one from Leh and one from Spiti & Lahaul. The view from Baralacha-La is spectacular with the Himalayas extending along the horizon, as far as the eye can see.
Lachulung La - 16,600ft (5,059m) - A pass on the Zanskar Range, Lachulung La at 16,600ft (5,059m), is a rocky height with views of the undulating hills and Ladakh plateau below. Lachulung La is a mountain pass along the Leh-Manali highway. 
Taglang La - 17,582ft (5,359m)
Also on the Zanskar Range, Taglang-la at 17,582ft (5,359m) is a resting place for nomadic Changpa herdsmen who can be seen with their flocks of sheep and goats, migrating in search of pasture. Taglang La is sometimes incorrectly claimed to be the world’s second highest motorable pass. It is, however, the second highest motorable mountain pass in India after Khardung La and is reached via 21 Gata loops. It is located along the Leh-Manali Highway.

Srinagar – LEH Highway

Zoji La - 11,500ft (3,505m) - If you travel to Ladakh by road from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, you can see panoramic vistas of the Himalayan landscape. The 434 Km long road crosses the Zoji La Pass which is 11,500ft (3,505m) high. The Zoji La Pass is snowbound in winter and this route is only open during the summer months from June to September. 
Pensi La – 14,436ft (4,400m) - Pensi La is a mountain pass in the Zanskar region of Ladakh. It is known as the Gateway to Zanskar, as it connects the Suru Valley region to the Zanskar Valley region. The summit at this end of the Suru Valley is 23,005ft (7,012m) high, while the mountain to the north is 22,549ft (6,873m). The pass is about 25 km from Rangdum Monastery.

Namika La - 12,200ft (3,719m) - Situated at a height of 12,200ft (3,719m), Namika La is on the road from Mulbek Valley to the Lamayuru Monastery in the Himalayan Zanskar Range along the Srinagar-Leh highway. 
Fotu La – 13,478ft (4,108m) - Fotu La is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayan Zanskar Range. At an elevation of 13,478ft (4,108m), it is the highest point on the highway, surpassing the famed Zoji La. Fotu La is one of two high mountain passes between Leh and Kargil, the other being Namika La. 

Khardung La - 18,380ft (5,602m) - Khardung La located 40 Km north of Leh links the capital of Ladakh with the road to the Siachen Glacier. It is said to be the world's highest motorable pass at 18,380ft (5,602m). The spectacular view and a cup of tea from the tea-stall at Khardung La, will make you feel you're on top of the world. Built in 1976, it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions. Maintained by the Border Roads Organisation, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier.
Saser La - 17,753ft (5,411m) - Saser La, situated at 17,753ft (5,411m),is a high mountain pass in Ladakh and India on the ancient summer caravan route from Leh in Ladakh to Yarkand in the Tarim Basin. 

LEH – Pangong Lake

Chang La - 17,590ft (5,360m) 
Chang la is situated at an altitude of 17,590ft (5,360m). The Changla Pass is on the route to Pangong Lake from Leh. 
Marsimik La - 18,314ft (5,582m) -

Marsimik La, elevated at 18,314ft (5,582m), is a high mountain pass in the Chang-Chemno Range in northern India about 100 km (62 miles) east of Leh. There is a road over this pass, over which suitably adapted vehicles have been driven, but it is not a motorable pass in the sense that the road is not in good enough condition to permit transit by normal vehicles. If it were motorable, it would be the highest motorable pass in Kashmir, but reports suggest that there are probably higher motorable passes in Tibet. Located 42 km (30 miles) northeast of the northwest tip of Pangong Lake, the pass is on the shortest route from there to the contested Kongka Pass area some 42 km (26 miles) further northeast on the China-India line of actual control. Marsimik La is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the sharp 6,000 to 6,500 m (19,700 to 21,300 ft) ridgeline forming the line of actual control.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Great Rann of Kutch - World's Largest Salt Desert

The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.
The Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape that was once an arm of the Arabian Sea. As the land separated from the sea by geological forces, it became a vast, featureless plain encrusted with salt that is inundated with water during the rains. The Rann of Kutch is a unique and largest seasonal wetland of its type in India without any counterparts elsewhere in the world. The Rann of Kutch is divided into the Greater Rann of Kutch and the Little Rann of Kutch. The Greater Rann of Kutch spans an area of 7505.22 Sq. km and is comparatively larger than the Little Rann of Kutch. The greater Rann Of Kutch is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. The Little Rann Of Kutch occupies 4,953 sq. kms and is spread out in the districts of Surendranagar, Banasakantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot in Gujarat.
The Great Rann of Kutch, along with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands on its southern edge, is situated in the district of Kutch and comprises some 30,000 square kilometres (10,000 sq mi) between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. The marsh can be accessed from the village of Kharaghoda in Surendranagar District.
This is one of the hottest areas of India - with summer temperatures averaging 44 °C (111 °F) and peaking at 50 °C (122 °F). Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 °C (32 °F). Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 °C (32 °F).  
 It's best to head out into the Rann of Kutch only in the early morning or evening, otherwise the salt can be blinding. The full moon is the best time of month to see it. A moonlight Rann camel safari is magical. The Government of Gujarat hosts an annual 3 day festival called the Rann Utsav (festival of the Rann), where tourists can see the various sights of the Rann as well as get a taste of the local culture, cuisine and hospitality. Specially built local houses are also used to house tourists to give them a taste of them.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake (Ladakh) - one of the highest and largest lake in Asia

Pangong Lake also called Pangong Tso or Banggong Co (Tibetan) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft).  It is 135 km long one of the largest lake in Asia. Its area falls under both India and China. One third of it is in India and remaining in China. 

Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India. The eastern end of the lake is in Tibet and is not claimed by India. The western end of the lake is not in dispute.

Pangong Tso can be reached in a five-hour drive from Leh, most of it on a rough and dramatic mountain road. The route passes through beautiful Ladakh countryside, over Chang La, the third highest motor able mountain pass (5289 m) in the world. An Inner Line Permit is required to visit the lake as it lies on the Sino-Indian Line of Actual ControlFor the hardcore adventure lovers, there is a camping site on the shore of Pangong. The place is a photographers’ delight and camping is the only option if you wish to see the sunset and the sunrise.

During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The salt water lake does not support vegetation or aquatic life except for some small crustaceans. However, there are lots of water birds. The lake acts as an important breeding ground for a large variety of migratory birds like Brahmani Ducks, Rare black necked cranes and Seagulls. One can also spot Ladakhi Marmots, the rodent-like creatures which can grow up to the size of a small dog.

On October 20, 1962, Pangong Tso saw military action during the Sino-Indian border conflict. Pangong Tso is still a delicate border point along the Line of Actual Control and for security reasons, boating is prohibited on the Indian side.

The place is under consideration for inclusion in Ramsar Convention for the conservation of wetlands. When it happens, Pangong Tso will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention. 

The lake has become a star attraction after being featured in the Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster 3 idiot. Apart from 3 Idiots, Pangong Tso has been featured in quite a few movies and songs, because it is one of the most beautiful lakes in India and is a photographer’s delight, as it changes hues every few hours.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

World's Biggest Motorcycle Riding Human Pyramid

On June 11, 2008, the Indian Army’s "Dare Devil" motorcycle display team broke its own record to form the world’s biggest motorcycle riding pyramid of people. Team has found a place in the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records when it successfully carried 251 men on 11 motorcycles for a record-breaking distance of 240 metres. Several army jawans, officers and common people gathered at the ground to witness the event.
The 'Dare Devils' already have four world records to their credit since 1991 and all have been endorsed by the Guinness Book of World Records authorities. 
The first World Record was made at Gwalior in 1991 when 40 team members rode seven motorcycles to cover a distance of 400 metres. 
Next came its world record in Pune in 1993, when the 81 team members on nine motorcycles rode for 200 metres. 
On the third occasion, again at Pune in 1996, the team's 140 men were on 11 motorcycles and they covered 100 metres. 
Their fourth world record was made at Jabalpur in 2001 with 201 men on 10 motorcycles covering a distance of 100 metres.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jamnagar Refinery - World's Largest Oil Refining Complex

The Jamnagar Refinery is a private sector crude oil refinery owned by Reliance Industries in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The refinery was commissioned on 14 July 1999 with an installed capacity of 668,000 barrels per day (106,200 m3/d). It is the largest refinery in the world.

The refinery is equipped to refine various types of crude oil (sour crude, sweet crude or a mixture of both) and manufactures various grades of fuel from motor gasoline to Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF). The petrochemicals plants produces plastics and fibre intermediates. Refining activities of Reliance Industries Limited are carried out at the Jamnagar refinery complex with refining capacity of 27 million tonnes per anum which is 540,000 barrels per day.

Created in a record time of less than three years, the Jamnagar Manufacturing Division would always remain a special experience for Reliance. The project is of titanic proportion and has taken, for its completion, millions of engineering man-hours spread over many international engineering offices; thousands of tonnes in equipment and material, procured from leading suppliers across the globe; highly advanced construction equipment of unbelievable sizes; construction workforce of over 75,000 working round the clock for months; a great number of innovative techniques in project execution; and project management expertise of Reliance acquired over the past several years.
Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) on 25 December 2008 announced the commissioning of its refinery in a Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar, Gujarat in India. With the completion of the RPL refinery, Jamnagar has emerged as the ‘Refining Hub of the World’ with the largest refining complex with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels (197,000 m3) of oil per day in any single location in the world.

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