Explore Lucknow – Teele Wali Masjid (mosque), the Unknown Gem, its role in the history of Lucknow

We had crossed this mosque known as Teele Wali Masjid (Mosque on the Mound) many a times while going to Chowk, but it never occurred to us that this location has an important role to play in the history of Lucknow. … More Explore Lucknow – Teele Wali Masjid (mosque), the Unknown Gem, its role in the history of Lucknow

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Explore Lucknow – Chota (small) Imambada or Hussainabad Imamabara

An Imambada built in 1838 CE with extensive use of Islamic Calligraphy (Imambada is a building used by Shia Muslims, the practitioners of Shia Islam (2nd largest branch of Islam) for the purpose of Azadari – azadari, the practices/rituals related to mourning and lamentation commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (Husayn ibn Ali) grandson of Prophet Mohammed in the battle of Karbala, which takes place in the period of Muharram.) … More Explore Lucknow – Chota (small) Imambada or Hussainabad Imamabara

Vedi Complex (Vedi Parisar), Kumbhalgarh – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India.

Vedi Complex – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India. Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kumbhalgarh Fort … More Vedi Complex (Vedi Parisar), Kumbhalgarh – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India.

Decoding the dilapidated temple at Abhaneri – Harshad Mata Temple

What is known today as Harshad mata temple was originally a temple not dedicated to goddess. The 7-8 century temple was destroyed by Mahmud Ghaznavi. It is under ASI now. The goddess idol in the dilapidated Girbh Griha & the #Shiva #Linga along with #Nandi in front courtyard of this east facing temple is fairly recent installation by the locals to claim their part … More Decoding the dilapidated temple at Abhaneri – Harshad Mata Temple

A home away from home – Devendra Garh Udaipur

Staying at Devendra Garh was like staying with friends or extended family. The Hiran’s were friendly and ensured the comforts of their guests (mostly families).

Devendra Garh on the website mentions itself as a paying guest house – it is much more than that. I have seen many homestay options and also many bed and breakfast options – Devendra Garh is much more than that. It is like a small boutique accommodation option which is well managed. We had a delightful experience at Devendra Garh. We are sure that this would be our first choice for accommodation in all our visits to Udaipur. … More A home away from home – Devendra Garh Udaipur

A Peaceful Hamlet in the midst of chaos

Was reminded of those circuit houses & Daak bungalows of the pasts while staying at Jai Niwas. Lot of open space big room big washroom safety features like electronic locker parking facility in the premises decent in house dining option all this & many other features make it a good choice for family accommodation & that too at a moderate price … More A Peaceful Hamlet in the midst of chaos