The splendour of Ellora Caves

The splendour of Ellora Caves

It's been more than a month since I came back form my trip to Ellora caves, and I'm still at a loss for words to write about my impressions. Admiration and deep aesthetic pleasure came as no surprise, but there was something more to this place - the concentrated dose of beauty allowed me to ...read more »

One day in Aurangabad – things to do, places to visit in the City of Gates

One day in Aurangabad – things to do, places to visit in the City of Gates

Exploring Aurangabad was a part of my super budget one day trip to Ellora Caves. Devagiri Express conveniently departed from Mumbai at 21:10, and early in the morning I reached "the touristic capital of Maharashtra" with my heart longing for an adventure. There was no use leaving the train station before the down, so I ...read more »

My monsoon trip to Mahabaleshwar

My monsoon trip to Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is listed as one of the most popular weekend getaways and prime monsoon destinations around Mumbai and Pune and I was fortunate to visit this place a few years ago. All the adjectives people usually use to describe this place (breath-taking, green, juicy, lush, pristine, fresh) are absolutely accurate, and it was an unforgettable ...read more »

Rock-cut caves of Maharashtra (Elephanta, Karla, Pala)

Rock-cut caves of Maharashtra (Elephanta, Karla, Pala)

The epitome of rock-cut architecture of Maharashtra is represented by the caves of Ellora and Ajanta, of course, but I haven't been fortunate to visit these places yet. However, I've been lucky enough to explore some other caves around Maharashtra - Elephanta, Karla and Pala just to name a few. The Caves of Elephanta I've been ...read more »