Explore India – Jaipur – Nahargarh Fort

The third in the fort trilogy of Amer (built in 1558), Jaigarh (built in 1726) and Nahargarh (built in 1734)-these forts technically were not constructed at the same time but together they formed a strong defensive ring for city. All the three forts are interestingly inter-connected. One should not miss visiting this fort while visiting … More Explore India – Jaipur – Nahargarh Fort

Kerala Diaries – St. Francis CSI Church, Fort Kochi

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.
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Explore India – Lucknow, The Hidden Gems #1-Dilkhusha Kothi

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

Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal, The Unknown Monuments – 1

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

Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal – #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