Delhi 101: #11 The fifth city of Delhi – Firoz Shah...

Firoz Shah was the first ruler of Delhi who stayed away from sounding battle cries at the slightest provocation, choosing to focus on public...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 50: It’s Kashmir, the Crown of India

“If there is a heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here,” uttered Mughal Emperor Jahangir when he first set...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 55: An evening Shikara ride on the...

Click on any picture for a larger view The best time to go boating in the Dal Lake is in the evening. Start about half...

Photo of the day: View of Tsemo Monastery from Shanti Stupa...

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Hotel Review: Castle Bera, Bera, Rajasthan

Castle Bera is one the best kept secrets in the country. And one really wonders why? It is an ancestral property run by Thakur...

The white and watery Rann around Dholavira, Gujarat: The Great Arabian...

The Rann region makes for great sightings - the landscapes are unlike any you will see. At once you will see great swatches of...

Photo of the day : Camel Sellers Drinking Tea At Camel...

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Qutab Minar, Islam’s first outpost in the region

Islam established its first formal foothold in India when a mosque was constructed in what is known as the the Qutab Minar complex, a...

Delhi: Enjoy the weekly Qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah

Chand Nizami, Shadab Nizami and their group of Qawwals have a special gift from God, or Allah. When the start singing their Qawwalis, the...

Pushkar Camel Fair: When Government officials make buyers and sellers angry

The process of buying and selling animals at the Pushkar Camel Fair is a regulated affair. All animals entering the fair grounds are issued...