Udaipur City Palace quick facts and photos

Udaipur City Palace quick facts and photos

  The City Palace is undoubtedly a centerpiece of Udaipur, a city I’ve chosen to start my acquaintance with the state of Rajasthan. Unofficially known as Venice of the East and the City of Lakes, Udaipur has been on my radar for quite a while. Although it’s not listed as one of the most popular monsoon ...read more »

One day in Vadodara – things to do in the cultural capital of Gujarat

One day in Vadodara – things to do in the cultural capital of Gujarat

Whenever I hear anything of a "cultural capital", the first thing that comes to my mind is Saint-Petersburg, with its grand palaces, museums, domed cathedrals and special charm. Of course, I could hardly expect Vadodara, also known as the cultural capital of Gujarat, to have something in common with the Russian city on the Neva ...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 »

Agra Fort – enjoying my visit post factum

Agra Fort – enjoying my visit post factum

I don't think I did the Agra Fort justice when I visited it years ago. These days, when I visit a historical monument or a natural beauty spot, everything else ceases to exist - it's only me and the place. At that time I was still battling the culture shock and sensory overload, so many ...read more »

Adalaj Stepwell near Ahmedabad – love at first step

Adalaj Stepwell near Ahmedabad – love at first step

When planning my trip to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in our neigbor state Gujarat, the first thing I researched was Adalaj stepwell. I've never heard of stepwells before coming to India, and exploring a new architectural form sounded like an adventure. And it was. What are stepwells? Stepwells are one of the most original India's contributions to ...read more »