Uperkot and Mahabat Maqbara: The antics of Junagadh

After an exhausting yet exciting day at Somnath, my next destination on the weekend trip was the old fort city of Junagadh. Junagadh, a small town in the foot of the Girnar hills, has an intriguing history spanning over two millenniums. The town has seen multiple change of regimes, some of them being laced with deceit and controversy before it was finally unified with India in yet another controversial move. Continue reading “Uperkot and Mahabat Maqbara: The antics of Junagadh”

Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort

Rajasthan was a long awaited trip. There are two things to see in Rajasthan – its desert and its magnificent forts. I was on a 5 day trip of Rajasthan which included Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer; so basically it was covering the royal part of Rajasthan. We were four people; lets start by an introduction through this picture: Continue reading “Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort”

The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur

Jodhpur known as the “Blue City” was the second destination after the “Pink City”, Jaipur in our Rajasthan trip. Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar kingdom and has beautiful forts and palaces which attracts visitors to this small yet beautiful city. Continue reading “The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur”

Agra Fort: A historical marvel in the shadow of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is arguably the most beautiful monument in the world and therefore with time has rightly become synonymous with Agra. However, when you visit Agra, there is the Agra fort too, which is an exemplary monument especially for architectural enthusiasts and history lovers. Although the construction of the fort is credited to the Mughals, the history of the fort can be traced back to the 11th century. Continue reading “Agra Fort: A historical marvel in the shadow of Taj Mahal”