Historic India

A Glimpse Of Royalty At City Palace, Udaipur

With whatever time we could squeeze out to visit Udaipur, in our long road trip from Rajasthan to Tamilnadu spread over a period of six days, we were left wanting for more…. Though old Udaipur is a maze of meandering narrow alleys teeming with people, cows, stray dogs, trash thrown carelessly, vehicles and tourists but it …

In search of Diamonds at the ‘Shepherd’s Hill’

The first thing that I learnt was that all the world-famous huge diamonds…..the Darya-e-Nur, the Koh-i-noor, Hope Diamond, the Regent Diamond all were excavated from Golkonda mines! The fort city once, was an important trade centre of precious stones and gems and kings had a dripping with riches, opulent lifestyle. That piqued my interest….diamonds are a girl’s best friend they …

Lure of the Taj

“Love is not finding someone to live with; its finding someone you cannot live without” Love is immeasurable…undefined….limitless…boundless…we seek to be loved forever, remembered forever….. One man who has been able to let his love for his wife known to the world was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan….His undying love survives even today in lore …