Visiting the stupendous Ajanta Caves

Visiting the stupendous Ajanta Caves

I made a trip to the Ajanta caves one year after my visit to the astounding Ellora caves. Although geographic proximity and common theme of these places suggests to include them into one itinerary, I'm glad I took time to settle my thoughts and sort my impressions out. It allowed me to take a fresh ...read more »

The Kanheri caves – a huge complex of rock-cut Buddhist monuments in Mumbai

The Kanheri caves – a huge complex of rock-cut Buddhist monuments in Mumbai

We went to the Kanheri caves in the end of the monsoon last year and I found it the best time to visit - not only the rock-cut Buddhist monuments were impressive, but their splendor was complemented by the lush greenery around. Looking at the vastness of green, it was hard to believe this endless ...read more »

A visit to the Sewri Christian Cemetery in Mumbai

A visit to the Sewri Christian Cemetery in Mumbai

The moment I heard of the Sewri Christian Cemetery in Mumbai I knew that visiting this place would be an interesting expereince. Firstly, an old British cemetery is bound to be beautiful and tranquil – I’ve got this idea from countless classical novels and BBC adaptation. Besides, I’ve already visited St. Thomas Cathedral and was ...read more »

My cultural shock: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

My cultural shock: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

I’ve always loved museums and to be honest, I expected to find much more of them in a multifaceted city like Mumbai. However, I’ve discovered only two so far – the glorious Prince of Wales Museum (actually, now it’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, but I will never be able to pronounce that:) ), and ...read more »