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
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
A pictorial of British Residency, Lucknow Please click on the links to take a tour of the lovely British Residency.
A lot has been written and spoken about Demonetisation since 8th November 2016; how Demonetisation will be useful in years to come, its harmful effects on people, how people are happy, how people are facing problems on a day to day basis, effects of demonetisation on various strata of society, its economic consequences, its … More Zombies & the Ghosts of British Residency, Lucknow – how has demonetisation affected them
I had been to Jaipur many many years ago as a child and had seen the Hawa Mahal from outside, while passing through the market then. This time got lucky, to visit the renovated Hawa Mahal. Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind) is located in Badi Chopad area in Jaipur. This is the same area which … More Jaipur Diaries – Hawa Mahal
Location What has Agra got to offer beyond Taj Mahal ? We had planned a night halt in Agra while coming back from Jaipur by road. We reached Agra by around 1.00 pm and post lunch decided to visit Sikandara complex. While searching through photo archives of my father, I realised that my first visit … More Agra Diaries – Sikandara Complex
What has Agra got to offer beyond Taj Mahal ? … More Agra Diaries – The tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani