Humayun’s Tomb, the inspiration to Taj Mahal

Across India, many monuments are said to be an inspiration for the Taj Mahal. The Ibrahim Rouza in Bijapur is one such glaring example. The local guide in Bijapur narrated stories about how the Taj was inspired by Rouza’s architecture. But the only validated inspiration for the Taj Mahal is the tomb of Mughal emperor,Continue reading “Humayun’s Tomb, the inspiration to Taj Mahal”

A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur

Jaipur is known for its magnificent forts and palaces. With just three days in hand due to a tight work schedule, it was time for a quick history lesson. Jaipur is called the Pink city as the buildings in the old part of the town are all painted in pink. The old world charm isContinue reading “A First Timer’s Guide to Jaipur”

A First Timer’s Guide to Udaipur, Rajasthan

A constant itch for a long drive turned into a road trip plan after we came across photos of Udaipur. Having taken road trips earlier, the 850 odd km drive did not seem unattainable. A couple of days later after having the car thoroughly checked and bookings done, my husband and I set out for theContinue reading “A First Timer’s Guide to Udaipur, Rajasthan”

Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay

The abundance of history in Rajasthan is overwhelming. There are stories of bravery and sacrifice in every part of the state. A two hour drive from Udaipur is one such place – Chittorgarh, a World Heritage Site. Only read about in history text books and wiki pages, the massiveness of the Fort leaves you in awe.Continue reading “Chittorgarh: A Photo Essay”