Early on in the winter season, Delhi becomes a “tourist” destination of a different sort. Hundreds of migratory birds, especially seagulls, stopover in the city, catching a breather before flying onwards to their destination. This annual phenomenon, best witnessed on the banks of the river Yamuna, has become […]
Lately, I’ve come to the conclusion that everything exciting happens on or next to roads in India. India’s biggest tourist attraction, other than the Taj Mahal, can be found on the roads… curious to know what I’m talking about? Click the link. We begin with the road-side Dhabas (eateries). […]
Goa, one of the few destinations in India that is as popular with the local tourists as it is with those visiting the country. Over the years this small part of such a vast country has achieved an almost cult status; for many – students out on their […]
Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie was initially a haven for the British during the scorching India summer months. While the British are long gone, the popularity of this hill-station getaway, especially for people from cities like New Delhi and Chandigarh, has continued to the extent that […]
Nestled in a quiet corner of South Delhi, towering over the surrounding landscape, is New Delhi’s most recognizable monument, the Qutub Minar. Standing at a height of 72.5 meters, this minaret was built by Qutab-ud-din-Albak sometime in the 1190s. Now, a World Heritage Site, the Qutub Minar remains […]
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.
For a few days every year people from across the world head over to two small villages in Uttar Pradesh, India to witness and experience a spectacle that never ceases to amaze. Over the years this celebration with colours has especially enticed photographers, enough for them to risk […]