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 »

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad is not to be missed

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad is not to be missed

The Taj of the Deccan, mini Taj, poor man's Taj Mahal - the beautiful Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad has many names.  When I saw the monument for the first time one year ago, I was strapped for time - after visiting the astounding Ellora caves I had only several hours in the city before ...read more »

Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

“There is nothing much to see. The dance with fire show is in the evening. Click a photo jaldi (quickly), and I’ll take you to Moti Magri”. Our rickshaw driver obviously didn’t have a very high opinion of Bagore Ki Haveli. Perhaps he's seen too many palaces in the city he was lucky to live. ...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 »

Architectural delights of Old Goa

Architectural delights of Old Goa

It sounds like a cliche, but Old Goa is really a gem for an architecture lover - it's a place with a large concentration of art objects and lots of things to see, to touch and to experience. I kept my expectations high when planning my Old Goa visit, and teh city didn't disappoint. The ...read more »

The charm and atmosphere of Fontainhas – the Latin Quarter of Panjim

The charm and atmosphere of Fontainhas – the Latin Quarter of Panjim

My acquaintance with Panjim was brief but memorable - I just couldn't miss the chance to see Fontainhas (the Latin Quarter of the city) after everything I've heard about this place. My interest to the fusions of cultures is no secret, and Mumbai has been generously providing a feast for the eyes in the form ...read more »

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

One more addition to my treasury of architectural jewels. The other days I was wandering along the streets of Mumbai with my humble little camera and happened to discover this old colonial building. What a reward for getting up so early in the morning 🙂 Its splendor is self explanatory, so no more words! It's ...read more »

Heritage Museum in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai)

Heritage Museum in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai)

After all my complaints about lack of museums in Mumbai I discovered there was one I hadn’t visited. Ironically, it’s situated in the very building I admire so much (and with countless photos of which I’ve made my Facebook followers sick) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, former Victoria Terminus. In my defence, the museum is not ...read more »