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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Taj Mahotsav, Agra

Trivia on Taj Mahotsav: 1. A minimal of 50 Rs is the entry fees for the festival with tickets available at entry gates. 2. No ticket is applicable for kids below five years and foreigners. 3. There is no separate ticket for Cultural programmes. Taj Mahotsav: If the once Mughal capital Agra on the banks…

Traversing the Root Bridges at Mawlynnong,Cherrapunji

A trip to North Eastern part of the country was always relegated to next year due to some or the other reason. And then a trip to Kaziranga National Reserve along with a short two day halt at Shillong for shopping, eating and visiting friends came to fruition suddenly. However, the whole group of seven…

Heralding The New Year With Gudi Padwa

It is that time of the year again when spring manifests itself in the myriad colorful blooms all around...trees wear a fresh look with the newly sprouted leaves glinting like little emerald jewels in the glaring sun, crops are ready to be harvested and festivities are just around the corner. Indian calendar is dotted with numerous…

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Heritage Run at Udagmandalam

"Is it okay, if I walk instead of running? I haven't run in ages!!" When I came to know about this GoUNESCO Heritage Run at Ooty, tempted as I was, I knew I would be panting more than I would be running. I had almost given up but a nagging lingering desire made me post a query on…

An evening at Lake Pichola

"Blue, limpid, mighty, restless lakes God's mirrors underneath the sky...." Lake Pichola shimmered with its azure waters reflecting like mirror, the equally gorgeous skies above... A large boat whisked us off , all eager tourists on a ride across the tranquil, picturesque and fairly large Lake Pichola.  For an hour we sailed across the lake taking it all…

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…