The Mughal Seat Of Power: Agra Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Red Fort has seen many a births of Mughal Dynasty's future kings,  clandestine love stories,  conspiracies,  heart breaks, coronations, revolts, treachery and the rise and establishment of a powerful reign. The red sandstone edifice stands in all its strength and glory still towering over the city of Taj,…

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Mandu: Tragic Love Story Of Baz Bahadur And Roopmati

Monsoons paint this part of hilly Malwa region with bright emerald greens that is interspersed with dozen small lakes, ponds and little brooks gushing down the ravine and Mandu becomes the most beautiful spot of Malwa. The pleasing to the eye and invigorating for the senses scenery, earned for the city enclosed within the fort walls,…

Adalaj Vav: An Illustration of Love and Religious Tolerance

 “It’s amazing what people do for love. It’s even more amazing what love does for people” It was for this love, for her deceased husband Veer Sinh chieftain of Vaghelas, that Rani Roopba, consented to marry Mehmud Begada, the slayer of her husband himself, on a precondition that he would complete the construction of ‘Adalaj…

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Jaipur: Chand Baori (Abhaneri Stepwell)

Step Wells or Baodi were integral part of Indian villages before the British imposed their way discarding the need of such water reservoirs and belittling the societal functioning of the villages. Some step-wells of note were Agrasen ki Baoli (New Delhi), Rani ki vav (Patan, Gujarat), Adalaj Vav,  Chand Baori in Abhaneri (near Jaipur, Rajasthan),  Pushkarani (Hampi, Karnataka) which now lie in neglect and hence…

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…