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 »

Fun things to do in Junagadh, Gujarat

Fun things to do in Junagadh, Gujarat

Junagadh is not big on the tourist map compared to other destinations in the state of Gujarat, but the city does have a few tricks up its sleeves that make it worth visiting. To be completely transparent, my primary reason for visiting Junagadh was to see the architectural wonder of the Mahabat Maqbara. The beautiful structure ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »