The meandering Ganges and the mighty Himalayas seem to nurture Rishikesh in the most sublime manner thereby making it one of the most serene places in all over India. A perfect concoction of breathtaking vistas, tranquillity and unbound divinity, Rishikesh is the utopia we all crave while dealing with the demons of our lives. Rishikesh and Life I discovered this little paradise while pursuing my […]
Jodhpur is what dreams are made of. The sheer magnificence of the capital of the Marwar Kingdom is undeniable and bewitching. The towering Mehrangarh Fort and the blue maze of concrete down below are inevitably the two most distinguishing features of Jodhpur. However, there is more to Jodhpur than just these. Jodhpur also known as the Sun City, was founded by Rao Jodha, the then […]
Nowadays when my Mom sometimes snaps at me with “You will realise the same thing once you are a mother yourself”, somehow I feel she makes absolute sense. When I really think about it, I wonder how did my mother not end up smothering my face in all these years whenever I gave her one of my worst mood swings? Our mothers are probably the […]
Mandore is located at a distance of 9km from the city of Jodhpur and has an evident connection with Ravana the antagonist of Ramayana. Read on to find out more.
Darjeeling and Indian Cinema share an eternal bond that has been celebrated through various movies as well as song sequences shot in this heavenly Himalayan hamlet. From Mere Sapno ki Rani to Main Chali Main Chali to Kasto Maza Hai, Darjeeling has ignited the imagination of many filmmakers since as early as the 1960s. Movies like Aradhana, Humraaz, Mausam, China Town, Barsaat ki Ek Raat, […]
Spiralling down the serpentine and incredibly narrow roads of Darjeeling while carefully clutching the rear side of the seat ahead I look through the window to see vast expanses of not so lush pruned tea shrubs waiting to flourish once spring is here. It’s a cold February morning and the sky is like a painting of clouds playing hide and seek. Binay, the driver happily […]
The Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat was built by King Bhimdev-I of the Solanki or Chaulukya Dynasty in the year 1026-27 A.D. The Sun Temple in Modhera is one of the 4 significant Sun Temples built in the Indian subcontinent.
The International Kite Festival or Uttarayan at Ahmedabad is a massive celebration that marks the change in season from winter to summer and welcomes the approaching harvest period for the farmers of the country in the form of Makar Sankranti.
Rani ki Vav roughly translates to the Queen’s Stepwell and is believed to have been built by Rani Udayamati in memory of the king Bhimdeva-I and dates back to the 11th Century.