Forts of Rajasthan

Trikuta Fort, Jaisalmer Jaisalmer is a town in the state of Rajasthan, of golden sands and yellow sandstone and hence also known as the golden city. The "Trikuta Fort" is the only fort which is still occupied by the families which in earlier times owned the land inside the fort. However, due to the  houses…

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You Are Invited !

Ever asked a street painter to paint an invite on an external wall of your house or your neighbor's wall? No, I am sure no one has. Even I never knew of any such practice until I visited Jaisalmer , a small town in the state of Rajasthan, with ornate havelis (large houses of rich…

Wandering In The Haunted Kiradu Temple Ruins (Rajasthan)

“Mandir ke avshesh hain....dekh lo, par sham ko mat rukna....wahan bhoot aate hain (You can visit the temple ruins here, but do not stay after sunset because it is haunted)” the owner of the small restaurant told us as we sat eating the spicy local cuisine made from dried sangria beans  and ker berries  with…

Elephant headed God : Lord Ganesh

Many a Hindu symbols and deities fascinate people world over. A lot of people are aware of the elephant headed God of Hindus.......Lord Ganesha. For the Hindus, Ganesha is the most important. All festivals, functions or any thing auspicious begin only after a prayer to Lord Ganesha.  Why a God with elephant head? According to the mythological…

Ajanta Caves

Weekends bring along a wish to escape from the routine day's boredom. And having developed a liking towards long drives, I start getting all fidgety as the weekend nears.....I just have to go ......!! At the time we were posted in Pune and on one of our such weekend getaways we visited Ajanta Caves, a…

Agra: Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb

When we got posted to Agra, I was ecstatic. Agra was the seat of power of Mughal Dynasty for a long time before the capital was shifted to Delhi. I have a penchant for old historical structures and having grown up reading 'Akbar-Birbal' stories, I was itching to visit all the palaces, forts and mausoleums. I remember visiting Taj Mahal…

Gwalior

Though I was born in Gwalior and spent many summer vacations at my grandparents' home in Gwalior yet this was the first time I planned a visit to the fort besides the market to remember the good old days.... Gwalior is one of the big city in the state of Madhya Pradesh(central India) which has…