Archive for September, 2011

An Ancient Wonder : Vellore, Tamil Nadu’s Fort City

A city that’s quite contrary to its name!  Vellore a city that sits calmly on the banks of the Palar River, one that at first glance can surely have all wondering why it means a ‘City of Spears’! However on going through its glorious history, one finds that this beautiful city known for its stunning Dravidian [...]

What to expect from Jalandhar : Punjab’s oldest city!

A city that is home to many an historical edifice, Jalandhar is a city with some interesting legends behind its name. While many believed that the land emerged from the sea, according to popular belief, some say that Jalandhar or ‘Prasthala’ as it was known during the time of the Mahabaratha, was named after the [...]

Explore ancient architectural marvels at Junagadh, Gujarat

From Rock Edicts that date back to 250 BC to Buddhist Caves that belong from 200 BC to 200 AD and grand mausoleums or significant temples, Junagadh stands out like a sparkling ‘gem’ in  Gujarat state that’s often referred to as a ‘Jewel’ on India’s west coast! Located at the foothills of the sacred Girnar Hills, [...]

Orissa’s ‘Cultural’ Capital : Cuttack!

A city with a rich historical past, Cuttack often referred to as the ‘Cultural’ Capital of Orissa, is one of India’s most ancient cities that dates back to 989 AD. Formerly the capital of ‘Odisha’, Cuttack also known as Abhinaba Baranasi Kataka in the medieval age, was established by the Keshari Dynasty (King Nrupa) as a military [...]

Captivating one & all with this charm and courteous people : Lucknow

Situated on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is a city with a glorious past, one that takes tourists back in time… to the 13th century; with its numerous monuments and other architectural attractions. A city that was founded by Nawab Asaf-us-Daula; while in ancient days it served as the capital of the Nawabs, giving [...]

Bundi in Rajasthan : A breathtaking destination!

This holiday want to experience the rustic feel of a small town and yet enjoy some breathtaking architectural delights at the same time? Then Bundi is a must try, one of Rajasthan’s unexplored  destinations, Bundi is a picturesque town known for its elaborate forts, majestic palaces, intricate havelis and interesting step wells known as Baoris. A [...]

Bihar’s hidden treasure! It’s cave rock temples.

Think Bihar and numerous stupas, monasteries, Jain temples and other religious edifices immediately come to mind… but did you know that there’s so much to explore there? While other states like Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh boast of their exquisite cave temples, Bihar is also one such State that is home to many such hidden treasures, the [...]

Welcoming King Mahabali with Onam’s beautiful celebrations!

The king of all festivals in Kerala… truly  a tribute to one of Kerala’s most beloved kings to celebrate his homecoming! Onam, Kerala’s most prominent festival is one celebrated with great splendor and joy across the State! A time for merriment, this gala festival one of Kerala’s that usually lasts for up to ten days is [...]

Celebrating the feast of the Nativity : Mount Mary’s Church & the Bandra Fair

  The pride not only for Bandraites but also Mumbaikars, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is one of the major hallmarks of the city of Mumbai. One of the most prominent churches across Mumbai, come September and the feast of the Nativity (Birthday of Mother [...]

Adventure Sports in India – Series II

While we’ve told you about amazing destinations for skiing/ rock climbing/ trekking/ mountaineering & mountain biking in our previous blog, there’s still a lot more that India has to offer! While the mountains are magical, is there anything that can beat the feeling of flying like a free bird through the sky? Enabling you to do [...]