Uparkot Fort in Junagadh, Gujarat – places to visit and things to see within its walls

Uparkot Fort in Junagadh, Gujarat – places to visit and things to see within its walls

Visiting the Uparkot Fort is a  must when in Junagadh, Gujarat. If the city didn't have the majestic Mahabat Maqbara mausoleum, I would say the Uparkot Fort is a centerpiece of Junagadh, but my loyalty is forever with the former. Even so, the Uparkot fort is  definitely a worthy sight that shouldn't be underestimated, and ...read more »

One day in Bhuj, Gujarat – a quick guide to things to do

One day in Bhuj, Gujarat – a quick guide to things to do

Thinking about spending one day in Bhuj? Rest assured, you won't regret it!  As I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, the town of Bhuj in  Gujarat is often used as a stopover to the Great Rann of Kutch. However, I've found the town extremely rewarding in terms of experiences and the number of architectural ...read more »

Why do I regret climbing the damaged tower of the Prag Mahal?

Why do I regret climbing the damaged tower of the Prag Mahal?

I actually climbed this tower of Prag Mahal in Bhuj - just couldn't resist the temptation of seeing the view. I love looking at cityscapes from above, like I've seen Mumbai from the roof of Chhatrapati Shivaji Ternmus (formerly known as Victoria Terminus), Hyderabad from the Golconda fort, Jodhpur from Mehrangarh hill and so many ...read more »

Stunning palaces in India you won’t regret visiting

Stunning palaces in India you won’t regret visiting

Visiting India? Make sure to include at least one of these palaces into your itinerary. Without seeing palaces in India, your journey is bound to be incomplete. It's no secret that India is studded with architectural gems of every possible kind - ancient temples and churches, magnificent mosques, imposing forts and opulent havelis. ...read more »

The ancient Ramkund stepwell in Bhuj, Gujarat

The ancient Ramkund stepwell  in Bhuj, Gujarat

After visiting the city of Bhuj I've got an impression that it's generally undervalued by the foreign and Indian tourists alike. The place is often considered just a stopover en route to the Rann of Kutch and is hardly recognized as a notable destination on its own. However, my experience in Bhuj was extremely ...read more »

Intricacies of the Prag Mahal in Bhuj, Gujarat

Intricacies of the Prag Mahal in Bhuj, Gujarat

If a city has at least one building like the Prag Mahal, it automatically wins my heart. If the city of Bhuj has nothing else to offer but the Prag Mahal, I would have still considered it worth visiting. Apart from pure aesthetic pleasure, I’ve noticed that beautiful architecture has a very soothing effect on ...read more »

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj

The city of Bhuj was peaceful, tranquil and slow paced, and when I think of it now, it created a rather interesting contrast with overwhelming and mega touristic Jaipur I headed for the next day. One of the most secluded and architecturally rewarding places  I've visited in Bhuj was a complex of highly ornate royal memorials. ...read more »