Antiquated!!

I just got to stumble upon with this old looking community house at a temple during one of the photo walks in my town, Vadodara. It seemed to be the Common room of the temple for conducting Pujas or some other religious rituals. I was fascinated with the colors of the furniture’s and the demoded design….

Bhimeshwar Temple at Bhimtal

It was during our visit to Bhimtal, we happened to reach this temple when we were just walking around the lake in the evening. We saw a temple and thought of visiting it. On going close we came to know it is a Shiv Temple. This temple is known to be an ancient temple built by…

Swaminarayan Temple at Bhuj – A Photo Gallery

We reached the temple early in the morning 6:00 am as we had to leave for the Rann Utsav the same day. The morning hours here was blissful as it was with very less people. The temple just opened and morning chores was going on. The winters of February was good enough to gives us…

72 Jinalaya Mahatirth, Mandvi

On the way to Mandvi from Bhuj is a Jain pilgrimage, a home to 72 deris of Lord Mahavira, at Koday Village known as Bauter Jinalay (72 Temples). It is also known as “Adishwar Bauter Jinalay Mahatirth”. Spread over 80 acres of Area, the temple also has residence facility at Dharamshala &  dining facility at Bhojanalaya. After spending the…

Baroda Musuem and Picture Gallery

The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, located at Sayajibaug was founded in 1887 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. Timings: The museum is open on all days from 10:30 am till 5:00 pm except government holidays. Tickets : Entry for Indians: Rs. 10/-, for Foreigners: Rs. 200/-.For Photography, one has to get a separate ticket costing Rs 100/-….

Adhai Din Ka Jhopra – Photo Gallery – Ajmer Diaries

About : Its a historical wonder and a fine example of Indo – Islamic architecture that was built in the span of just 2.5 days. On researching more about this place I came to know that there are some more stories to why it got this name. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) says that the…

Streets of Pushkar

Walking through the streets of Pushkar was something I was wanting to do since last couple of months. The Pushkar fair gave me the chance to explore this little village of Rajasthan. What enchanted me the most were the very colorful old houses, the doors, gates, darwajas, windows. I couldn’t resist myself taking a walk…

Lukshmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara

The Grand Lukshmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara remains one of the exemplary heritages of the city. Built by the british architect Major Charles Mant, and started by H. H Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the palace was completed in the year 1890 after 12 long years. It has the reputation of being the largest dwelling built till date…

Rani Ki Vav, Patan : World Heritage Site

Where: Rani ki vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is 3.5 hours from Ahmedabad, and 1 hour from Mehsana by Road. The nearest railway station is Mehsana, from where one has to take a bus or taxi to reach Patan. About: It was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage…

Hazira Maqbara – Qutbuddin’s Tomb – Vadodara

Where : Danteshwar, Vadodara, Gujarat About the Tomb : The mausoleum known as Hazira contains the graves of Qutbuddin Muhammad Khan who was the tutor of Salim, son and successor of Akbar. He was killed in 1583 by Muzaffar III in the last sultan of Gujarat.  It looks like the Mughal tombs at Delhi and is built on high…