A walk around the Shaniwar Wada fort, Pune

A walk around the Shaniwar Wada fort, Pune

With imposing architecture, rich history and intriguing legends in tow, the Shaniwar Wada fort is undoubtedly a centerpiece in Pune where sightseeing is concerned. That's why it was not hard for me to decide where to start my Pune tour when I finally visited the city after years of procrastination. Located within a short ride ...read more »

25 photos to make you want to see the Mahabat Maqbara with your own eyes

25 photos to make you want to see the Mahabat Maqbara with your own eyes

In the heart of the ancient city of Junagadh rises Mahabat Maqbara, one of the most intriguing structures I’ve ever encountered. The moment I saw the photo of it somewhere on the net, I felt an instant urge to see this architectural oddity with my own eyes. A wild fusion of different styles, it’s an ...read more »

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad and its Famous Jaali

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad and its Famous Jaali

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is one of the most well known mosques in India and undoubtedly a place of architectural significance. Located in the bustling area of the city, it provides a peaceful and shady shelter to the devotees and curious tourists. For an avid architecture lover, the main attraction of the mosque lies within ...read more »

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad is not to be missed

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad is not to be missed

The Taj of the Deccan, mini Taj, poor man's Taj Mahal - the beautiful Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad has many names.  When I saw the monument for the first time one year ago, I was strapped for time - after visiting the astounding Ellora caves I had only several hours in the city before ...read more »

Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

“There is nothing much to see. The dance with fire show is in the evening. Click a photo jaldi (quickly), and I’ll take you to Moti Magri”. Our rickshaw driver obviously didn’t have a very high opinion of Bagore Ki Haveli. Perhaps he's seen too many palaces in the city he was lucky to live. ...read more »

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park – my photo story of Gujarat’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park – my photo story of Gujarat’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

I saw the photos of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park on someone's travel blog, and they immediately intrigued my enquiring mind (long live the travel blogging community!). Further research kept fueling my interest until it finally crystallized into a firm decision to go and explore the ancient monuments on my own. So here I was, buying the ...read more »

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

One more addition to my treasury of architectural jewels. The other days I was wandering along the streets of Mumbai with my humble little camera and happened to discover this old colonial building. What a reward for getting up so early in the morning 🙂 Its splendor is self explanatory, so no more words! It's ...read more »