Located to the south and west of the Qutb Minar complex in Delhi, Mehrauli Archaeological Park contains dozens of tombs, mosques, step-wells and fortifications from the pre-Islamic, Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.
The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, was the official residence of the Bhonsle family who ruled over the Tanjore region from 1674 to 1855. The palace is a mixed bag of ruin and renovation, superb art and random royal paraphernalia. The maze-like complex was constructed […]
Chamundi Hill is a perfect half day excursion from Mysore for anyone spending any significant time in and around the city. To reach the summit of the hill you have two options; either drive straight up to the summit, or alternatively park near the bottom of the hill […]
Srirangapatna (also spelled Shrirangapattana; anglicized to Seringapatam during the British Raj) is a town in Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka. This is an island citadel on the Kaveri River beside the Bangalore road, just 15km northeast of Mysore. The name of the island is derived […]
Situated on Baner Hill, 2,224m above sea level in west Pune, stands the Tukai Mata Mandir. Established around 400 years ago but since rebuilt, the temple still dominates a skyline that is increasingly under threat from the constant construction work that is happening in this part of Pune. […]
Baner is a suburb of Pune I’m extremely fond of. I used to work there for a few weeks every year and I have many great friends that I still visit as regularly as I can. For anyone familiar with the suburb, you will appreciate how much change there has […]
Brihadeeswarar Temple (also known RajaRajeswara, Rajarajeswaram and Brihadeshwara Temple), lies in the heart of Thanjavur city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city, known as Tanjore in British times, attained prominence under the Cholas, who used it as one of their principal capitals in 10th – 12th […]
The group of five shrines known as Pancha Rathas is one of the chief attractions of Mahabalipuram, which include : Tiger Cave (4km north of the town) Central Monuments (immediately west of the town) Shore Temple (a very short walk east of the town) Pancha Rathas (1/2km south […]