Places

Itimad-ud-Daulah and Akbar’s Tomb – Exploring Beyond Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal and Agra are synonymous. While scores of tourists frequent the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, several other lesser-known monuments in Agra are worthy of a visit. Some of these are remarkably well maintained, while others are neglected and need conservation. This travelogue will focus on the lesser-known but outstanding monuments we visited …

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Exploring North Goa

‘The Pearl of the Orient’- Goa on the Konkan coast of India is popular with Indian as well as International travellers. It has witnessed the rule of several dynasties with the Portuguese influence being the most significant. The former Portuguese colony was finally handed over to India in 1961. In the 1960s, Goa became popular …

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Exploring South Goa

Like a coin, Goa too has two sides. The vibrant, effervescent, bubbly character of North Goa full of myriad attractions like parties, casinos, crowded beaches and flea markets. South Goa is the quiet, serene counterpart where the pristine beaches and fewer crowds give ample scope for much-needed relaxation and peace. When you want to just …

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Ladakh – Nubra Valley Gems

The Nubra Valley trip is where the journey is as or more exciting than the destination. The road drive from Leh to Nubra features some of the most stunning sights of snow-covered mountains and passes, meandering rivers, deserts with black sand dunes, valleys with vegetation and monasteries on hills. The landscape changes every few kilometres …

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Bhopal : The City of Lakes

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, situated in the heart of India is where the old and new as well as the Hindus and Muslims peacefully coexist. My earliest reference to Bhopal was comedian Jagdeep in the magnum opus ‘Sholay’ essaying the role of ‘Surma Bhopali’- a paan chewing, sherwani clad timber merchant hailing from …

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Jodhpur – The Blue City

Marwar, Blue City, Sun City, Gateway to the Thar, call it by any of its several monikers. Jodhpur with its imposing hill fort, beautiful museums with masterpieces, ancient havelis, beaming bazaars and delectable cuisine will leave you bedazzled.  The second-largest city in Rajasthan, it was mapped on the old Silk Route. It has now found …

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