Rani ki Vav at Patan is a UNSCO World Heritage Site

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Rani ki Vav at Patan is a UNSCO World Heritage Site. It is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Outside the monument the board says the step well was filled up almost to the top when ASI started digging in 1958! It is difficult to imagine that such a majestic structure could get clogged … Read more

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Chittorgarh Fort in Pictures

I was amazed by the sheer size of the Chittorgarh Fort. The place was immense. I was told the area of the fort is 700 acres and it would take 3 days if I wanted to see it properly. Chittorgarh Fort is also one of the living forts where people have their homes, though no … Read more

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A Video of the Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

It was monsoon when I visited Siem Reap. The visit to Angkor Wat was not officially on agenda. So I made efforts to get it on my agenda and I was successful too! Well partially successful I should say as weather is something that is beyond anybody’s control! Sunrise at Angkor Wat If I do … Read more

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Qutub Minar, Delhi

This week’s sky watch is from the Qutub Minar complex in Delhi. Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site as well. And while you are reading this I would be traveling to Lakshman Sagar in Pali, Rajasthan. So be prepared for new stories and more skies. I have been anyway rummaging my file folders … Read more

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Visiting Qutub Minar with a Child- A Whirl Wind Tour!

On our recent trip to Qutub Minar it was Chhavi who created all the whirl and the wind and I was simply caught in it! When there is a UNESCO World Heritage Site like Qutub Minar in the vicinity it gets ignored. The last time I was there was when my nephews, Brat 1 and … Read more

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Half a Bench- Qutub Minar Premises, Delhi, India

Chhavi and I visited Qutub Minar in Delhi today. It was a whirl wind tour where Chhavi created all the whirl and I hardly had any time to take pictures. She removed her shoes and ran around the entire place. My head is still spinning after the trip so the detailed account will follow tomorrow!

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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

I had a few spare days in Kathmandu when I trekked to the Everest Base Camp in May 2012. While going to the trek I refused to venture out anywhere as I was just too tired and I wanted to complete the trek first. But on the return I was persuaded by Puru (the owner of … Read more

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The Sun Temple at Konark, Odisha- A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I have to admit I somehow forgot to post pictures from my visit to the Sun Temple at Konark, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.It is only because I am rummaging through my folders that I discovered this error. I think I didn’t blog about it immediately because the temple was under renovation when I visited … Read more

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Taj Mahal, Agra: Shatabdi to Shatabdi One Day Trip

Taj Mahal! Surely my words are inadequate to describe the beauty of the monument. So, I won’t even try. I will restrict myself to the more mundane aspects of getting there on a day trip from Delhi and coming back in one single piece. We, my two teenaged monkey nephews and I, decided to do … Read more

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