The oldest European church built in India….
Reflection of the Colonial struggle of various European powers in India….
First resting place of the first European who discovered the sea route to India from Europe…..
A catholic church in the beginning and now an Anglican church…
A living historical monument of today’s Kochi or Cochin……
Yes, the St Francis CSI church in Fort Kochi is all this and much more. A must visit for not only people with religious bent of mind but also a must visit for all history lovers, architecture lovers.
… More Kerala Diaries – St. Francis CSI Church, Fort Kochi
Not heard about this church? No wonder. No tourist guide would ever tell you about this church, not many people would add this to one of the must visit places in Munnar. For pictures of the church Click here Even before we had reached Munnar, this church was on our itinerary. The Google Map helped … More CSI Christ Church – A century old hidden gem in Munnar
Location: MSA Road, Munnar (close to KSRTC Bus Depot and DTPC office) https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Grand+Plaza+Munnarfirstname.lastname@example.org,77.0631902,325m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x3b079bd322f63321:0xb8324258ce022720!8m2!3d10.0739863!4d77.0639136 We were travelling to Munnar for the first time so a lot of time was invested on choosing the staying option. The travel operators were offering us various resort options in Munnar but somehow we were not convinced. We checked the reviews … More A delightful and memorable accommodation option right in Munnar town The Grand Plaza, Munnar
A church completed in the year 1852, a church in the wilderness, an ancient church right in the midst of bustling Nainital close to the High Court, a church having memorial of victims of the infamous Landslide of 1880. Read here … More St. John’s Wilderness Church, Nainital – Time travel to the British Raj era
In every part of Lucknow there is a piece of history hidden waiting to be discovered. There is a story in every nook and corner of Lucknow, be it the old city or the outskirts. Lucknow or the erstwhile Awadh or Oudh (the British pronunciation) has always played an important role in India’s freedom fight – be it the being one of the most important centres during the First War of Indian Independence (the Revolt of 1857 or the Sepoy Mutiny as the British like to refer), or be the part of Gandhiji’s Quit India movement, Swadeshi movement. Lucknow had in the past always been the favourite place for the Indian Freedom Fighters.
In the Hidden Gems series we would talk about some lesser known and unknown tourist destinations in Lucknow. … More Explore India – Lucknow, The Hidden Gems #1-Dilkhusha Kothi
This is the third part in the series Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal. These are the sites with ample architectural value and historical importance; they help in recreating the missing links and understanding the Mughal Empire in a better way. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal The Unknown Monuments – 2
This is the second part in the series Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal. In the first part we had talked about some Lesser Known Monuments. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller.
You would be surprised to know that there is still much more to Agra. There are many sites which are literally unknown to the tourists and even the residents. These are the sites with ample architectural value and historical importance; they help in recreating the missing links and understanding the Mughal Empire in a better way.
I have tried to compile these sites in multiple parts, this is the part A. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal, The Unknown Monuments – 1
In this series, would try, explore and talk about all the sites worth a visit. Trust me, once you have read about all of them, Agra would not be a one day wonder for you.
अरे कुछ दिन तो गुजारो आगरा मे ….(Spend some days in Agra)
In this part we would talk about lesser known heritage sites. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal – #1
A great option for a quick bite at Miramar Circle, Panaji, Goa … More Nescafe Joint at Miramar Residency