Why Mughals had Harem Quarters?

Harems were quintessential part of the Mughal’s palace. Last time I went to the Akbar’s Tomb in Agra, I observed the Harem Quarter was outside the immediate premises, I have seen Harem Quarters in other Mughal palaces too like the big one in Fatehpur Sikri. But the one in Akbar’s Tomb was small and itContinue reading “Why Mughals had Harem Quarters?”

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra – Where Akbar rests in Eternal Peace!

Akbar’s Tomb is nestled since time immemorial in Sikandra, Agra. The architectural wonder evokes awe and reverence alike. Akbar’s tomb is an impressive illustration of the art, inspiring in many ways than one – the architecture, design, exquisite inlay work, crafted ceilings and walls decorated with calligraphy, placed beautifully in the huge expanse of 119Continue reading “Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra – Where Akbar rests in Eternal Peace!”

Seven Things must do at Renukaji!

Last week I shared an engaging post about the offbeat treasure near Delhi – Renukaji, The Blessed Waters and Heavenly Charm In continuation with the topic, here’s how you can plan your day at Renukaji, the activities you can do and get the most out of it 🙂 The most popular one – Boating :Continue reading “Seven Things must do at Renukaji!”

Citadel of the Sun

“A palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning Sun” – Rudyard Kipling Mehrangarh Fort, is one of the largest forts in India and one of the most impressive in Rajasthan. Mehrangarh stands 400 feet above the ground and boasts of rich courtly history and religious pilgrimage. Rao Jodha (r.Continue reading “Citadel of the Sun”

Mandhavgarh – The City of Joy

Once known as the largest fortified city, situated amidst the Vindhya Ranges at a distance of 90 kms from Indore city, Mandavgarh (Mandu) makes the cut for the perfect weekend destination. This ‘City of Joy’ was originally founded in tenth century and boasts of fusion of Hindu & Afghan style of architecture. The tales ofContinue reading “Mandhavgarh – The City of Joy”

A rendezvous with History and the Hills at McLeodganj, India

I first heard about ‘Free Tibet’ few years ago, I was still in college that time. Ever since, this movement and everything about Tibet has intrigued me. Let me share a little background here. In 1950, China invaded Tibet resulting in countless Tibetans deaths, followed by imprisonment and torture of several Tibetans. On March 31,Continue reading “A rendezvous with History and the Hills at McLeodganj, India”