As you approach Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the 14th century Vijaynagara Empire, you will find yourself drawn in two directions. Here the ancient and the prehistoric vie for your attention. The set of ruins which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, intersperse precariously among granite rocks that […]
Situated at a pivotal T-junction in South Delhi, close to my neighborhood, I’ve driven past Safdarjung’s Tomb countless times over the years. From the outside, it manages to hide behind a thick façade of trees, momentarily giving a peak of its majestic entrance just as one crosses the […]
The diversity in the architecture that can be found in India is one of the aspects that makes it a fascinating country to visit. Not only are the architectural styles distinct, at times within the same region, but the abundance in the variety of monuments and buildings that […]
Situated close to central Delhi, the Tomb of Safdarjung is a historical monument of grand proportions. The sprawling gardens around the structure, a passage lined with fountains, and brilliant in depicting the Mughal style of architecture, the tomb is often overlooked, lost amongst many of Delhi’s ancient monuments. […]
My stay at the ITC Rajputana happened by pure luck. An overnight business trip to Jaipur had suddenly come up and initially I had booked a room at one of the branded “business hotels” that have cropped up a little outside the main city. However, since my work […]
What makes Taj Mahal a “wonder” is that it isn’t simply architecturally magnificent – and one of a kind – but as a monument it holds a lot of emotions; that of tragedy, death, and most importantly love – the real reason for its existence. It is this bond that forms between religion, architecture, and human nature that makes the Taj Mahal remarkable and in a league of its own.
I first came across Fontainhas when I did an online search for self-guided walks in Goa. Located in Panaji, the capital of Goa, and also known as the Old Latin Quarter, Fontainhas is famous for its pretty and colourful Portuguese-style private residences. I was charmed by the description […]