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 »

Adi Kadi Vav in Junagadh – one of India’s earliest stepwells

Adi Kadi Vav in Junagadh – one of India’s earliest stepwells

Although Adi Kadi Vav lacks an imposing grandeur and intricacy of other stepwells  in Gujarat (Rani ki Vav and Adalaj Stepwell to name a couple), the structure is remarkable in its own way. It is believed to be one of the earliest stepwells in India, though none of the sources states explicitly which century it ...read more »

One day in a holy city – things to do in Nashik on a short visit

One day in a holy city – things to do in Nashik on a short visit

Located around 170 km from Mumbai, Nashik makes a comfortable weekend destination. Basically, that was the main reason why I decided to visit this city. Before planning this trip I only knew that it was famous for its vineyards and it’s an important pilgrimage destination. Neither of these things to do in Nashik were appealing ...read more »

5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

5 reasons to visit the Gargoti Mineral museum near Nasik

I happened to know about Gargoti Mineral Museum when doing an online research for my upcoming trip to Nasik. Intrigued by positive feedback and the photos of striking mineral formations, I decided to include this museum into my itinerary. As things turned out, it was one of the best travel-related decisions I made in 2017. ...read more »

The Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat

The Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat

On the way back from Patan, where I couldn’t have enough of the gorgeous Rani Ki Vav, we stopped at Modhera. Located 33 km from Patan, this small Gujarati town is primarily known for the imposing temple, dedicated to Surya, or the Sun God. The impressive edifice was constructed in  the 11th century during the ...read more »