The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

Speaking quite frankly, I didn't expect much from Pune. Shortly after I moved to India, one of my new acquaintances told me that he went to Pune for a brief visit and "nothing was there". Years later his words still echoed in my ears every time someone mentioned this city. That's why I kept postponing ...read more »

Jaswant Thada – the beautiful marble mausoleum in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada – the beautiful marble mausoleum in Jodhpur

Downhill from the mighty Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, there is a delicate marble monument, commonly known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar; a milky white structure that stands ethereal against the backdrop of the bright Rajasthani sky. It is a most fascinating structure, with its array of fanciful domes, intricate carvings, and quaint fusion of ...read more »

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 »

Fabulous Monuments in Gujarat – Best Places to Visit for Architecture Enthusiasts

Fabulous Monuments in Gujarat – Best Places to Visit for Architecture Enthusiasts

The vibrant state of Gujarat is dotted with architectural marvels, which make it one of the most rewarding tourist destinations in India. From age-old stepwells to opulent palaces, splendid mosques and mighty forts, India's westernmost state has it all. The list of Gujarat best places has a plethora of options for those deeply interested in beautiful ...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 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 »

The Most Stunning Architecture in India

The Most Stunning Architecture in India

This post is brought to you by Arliss Veldhuizen of Trekbible  When you start planning your trip to India make sure to see all of these breath taking sites along the way. With stunning centuries old architecture that gives insight into the deep history of India, these sites will be unlike any you have seen before. Taj Mahal Location: ...read more »

Rani ki Vav – the Stepwell of a Sorrowful Queen

Rani ki Vav – the Stepwell of a Sorrowful Queen

Charmed by the beautiful Adalaj Stepwell, I was determined to continue my acquaintance with this unusual architectural form. Luckily, the state of Gujarat is dotted with step wells of all sizes and levels of intricacy. As soon as I had a chance, I went for a trip to Patan – a small town 130 km ...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 »