Historical Places

Chapaner, Gujarat

Roaming amidst the Chapaner ruins – a day full of struggles

I was standing in the aisle of a crowded bus continuously wiping sweat off my face and tracking myself on the google map. A middle aged man taps me from the back and asks "Where are you going?"; "Where are you going?"-  a typical go to questions that we Indians ...
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Teen Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Walking through Ahmedabad, India’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage City

It had been two months in Ahmedabad, and I had been travelling extensively across Gujarat in these two months but somehow kept postponing my plans to explore Ahmedabad itself. In these 2 months apart from malls and restaurants, the only other place I had been is the Sabarmati Ashram. Ahmedabad is ...
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Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram: The place where MK Gandhi became Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi who stayed here along with his wife for 12 years. It is from this place that the Gandhiji started his famous Dandi march on 12 March 1930 to break the atrocious salt law imposed by the British. In the story of our independence, ...
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Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

The ancient group of monuments at Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram, earlier known as Mahabalipuram, is an ancient coastal town about 60 km off Chennai along the Coromandel coast. Mahabalipuram is famous for its group of monuments and features in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The monuments were built during the Pallava dynasty around the 7th and 8th ...
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Nalanda University ruins

The Excavation site of ancient Nalanda University

In India lotus is often associated with knowledge and the word Nalanda translates to "Giver of Lotus stalks".  At its prime Nalanda University was one of the best centres of excellence and attracted students from as far as China, Mongolia and Persia. Nalanda University was established in 5th century by the ...
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Konark temple (DND)

Konark: The Black Pagoda in Odisha

I am back with my first post of 2017. I  wish you had a great start to the new year and welcomed it by enjoying to the fullest. My first destination of 2017 is a ruined 12th century temple in Puri district of Odisha - The sun temple of Konark. Konark ...
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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal : An elegy in white marble

A broken heart is an inexplicable dingus. An oojah that has propelled people to conquer what seemed unfathomable. From the broken heart of an emperor emanated a desire - a desire to built a final resting place for his love. A desire to construct a monument of unparalleled beauty in annals ...
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