25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

The top of Mahathma Phule Mandai fruit and vegetable market is Pune was seen from afar. "It must be a beautiful monument, something like out Crawford market in Mumbai" I thought, picking up the pace. But the closer I came, the more obvious I was not going to savour any architectural delights. The stalls, boxes ...read more »

5 Reasons Why Mexico Should Be On Your Bucket List

5 Reasons Why Mexico Should Be On Your Bucket List

Where to start? It’s difficult to narrow it down to 5 reasons why Mexico should be on your bucket list. Whether you’re heading to Mexico on holiday or a 6 month backpacking adventure, there’s something here to suit everyone’s taste. Read on and find out why Mexico is one of the world’s top destinations... Balandra Beach ...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 »

The Golconda Fort in photos

The Golconda Fort in photos

The Golconda Fort need no introduction. I kept my expectations high when going to Hyderabad, and the ancient complex was impressive indeed. Centuries after the peak of its glory, the fort doesn't cease to humble visitors with its might, grandeur and powerful voice from the bygone era. Every part of it is filled with history ...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 »

Unexpected Margao, or My first Goa experience

Unexpected Margao, or My first Goa experience

I didn't have any particular plans to visit Margao when getting ready for my Goa trip. The idea was to go straight to Old Goa so as to indulge in the architectural delights of old colonial buildings. But when I saw the artwork at Madgaon railway station it was apparent that a city with such ...read more »

5 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur

5 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur

Hm, it seems we have a second guest post on Rajasthan here on IndiaPalette. Remember The Ultimate Jodhpur Travel Guide for Busy Travelers ? You think it's by chance? 🙂  As for me, I'm determined to include Rajasthan in my travel bucketlist 2017 and to visit Jodhpur as well as Jaipur, beautifully described by Rohit ...read more »

The splendour of Ellora Caves

The splendour of Ellora Caves

It's been more than a month since I came back from my trip to Ellora caves, and I'm still at a loss for words to write about my impressions. Admiration and deep aesthetic pleasure came as no surprise, but there was something more to this place - the concentrated dose of beauty allowed me to ...read more »