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When we planned our trip to Hampi last November, we decided to take a couple more days to explore the Cultural triangle of Aihole, Badami, and Pattadakal. Both Hampi and Pattadakal are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Aihole and Badami are often skipped because they are not. However, it makes good sense to visit these […]
Hampi was the ancient capital city of the Vijayanagara Kingdom of South India in the 14th century AD. It is located in the Ballari district of Karnataka and today, is home to the Hampi Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is dotted with ruins of all kinds: temples, palaces, private baths, […]
We have all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, haven’t we? But how many of us have visited the leaning houses of Amsterdam, appreciated the significant tilt of the Tiger Hill Pagoda in China, or explored the leaning temples of India? There is even a country that sets a record with the highest number […]
Ahmedabad is a culturally rich and vibrant city in India. Apart from being the financial hub of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is home to history and culture from ages ago. In fact, it was the first Indian city to be declared a UNESCO Heritage City in July 2017. Amdavad, as it is locally referred to, has a number […]
The name “stepwell” seems so self-explanatory: going down the steps to get to the well. And that is exactly what stepwells are. They are wells deep down under the surface of the earth with many flights of stairs leading you up to them. And in the majestic stepwells of Gujarat in India, these stairs are […]
India Post is the postal system owned and operated by the Government of India and is apparently the most widely distributed postal system in the world (Source: Wikipedia). I, recently, had an opportunity to spend some time with India Post at one of their offices in suburban Mumbai. The reason: I had to post my […]