Archive for the ‘Cities’ Category

The Historical City of Mandu

Mandu, also known as Mandav, is a ruined city in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in the Malwa region, just around 84 km south west of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The earliest of references to the city of Mandu can be found in the 555 AD Sanskrit inscription, which tells us that [...]

Four Major Cities of Gujarat

Located on the western coast of India, Gujarat is among the most industrialized regions in the country and also a popular tourist centre. The state is well known for its affluent cultural heritage, its significance in history, handicrafts and the numerous magnificent attractions it is bestowed with. Thousands of tourists visit this state and experience [...]

The Godly Shine: Kanjeevaram of Kanchipuram

An unassuming town, on the banks of Vagavati River, in Tamil Nadu in south India, about seventy kilometers from the capital Chennai, is one of the main sacred cities of India. At one time it was supposed to have a thousand temples, now there are about a hundred. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here and the [...]

The Female Commuter and Her Journey

If you are a woman and your schedule comprise of travelling from one place to another, be it for work or for any other purpose, there are certain hurdles you cross every day before you make it to your destination irrespective of time taken to travel, mode of transport, the company you are keeping while [...]

Nakhoda Masjid: The Artistic Creation of Kutchi Memon Jamat

  History of Nakhoda Mosque Located in Kolkata, the keystone of this famous mosque was set on September 11, 1926. In the same year, the overall amount of money spent for building this huge mosque was 1,500,000 Indian rupees. The shrine was constructed in the form of a replica of the burial chamber of Akbar, [...]

The Queen of the Arabian : Kochi

Nicknamed the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’; Kochi is renowned as one of the world’s finest natural harbours. Kerala’s financial capital, the name Kochi is derived from the Malayalam word Kochazhi that translates to ‘small lagoon’; and comprises of a cluster of islands scattered along the Vembanad Lake. These Islands include the Wellington Island, Mattancherry, [...]

The magnificent Mandawa: Shekhawati’s Open Air Gallery

One of Rajasthan’s most beautiful cities, Mandawa that lies at the heart of the Shekhawati region is one that stands out for its exceptional havelis, forts, palaces, temples and more. Located 190 km off Jaipur; this picturesque city is often referred to as the ‘Open air Gallery’ and represents one of the best examples of [...]

Punjab, its palatial palaces and crenellated forts

Think Punjab… and the State’s sprawling farmlands are one of the first things that comes to  mind. A State known for its flowing rivers, lush greenery, yellow fields that have been used as a backdrop in many a Bollywood movie, historic sites, Gurudwaras and temples, museums and other landmarks, friendly people, vibrant culture and delectable [...]

A ‘wonder’ named Agra!

India’s ‘City of Love’… that’s how Agra has often been described, home to the stunning Taj Mahal, this city is most frequented during the ‘month of love!’However while Agra is most famous for its ‘symbol of eternal love’, today we bring you its other intriguing monuments, that make this city such a ‘wonder.’ Home to [...]

Vijayawada : The ‘City of Victory’

Andhra Pradesh’s third largest city, Vijayawada positioned on the banks of the Krishna River and enveloped by the Indrakiladri Hills to its west and Badumeru River makes an interesting visit for those travelling south. Also known as Bezawada, the name Vijayawada literally translates to the ‘City of Victory’ having many origins to its name. While some [...]