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 »

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 »

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 »