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Wrestler exercising with jodi at Tulsi Akhada

Pahalwan Routine At Tulsi Akhada In Varanasi

Visiting an Akhada has been on my wishlist for quite some time. It was during the recent trip to Varanasi that I was able to spend a morning at the famous Tulsi Akhada. Tulsi Akhada...
Walls of Gulab Bari at Faizabad

Faizabad, Legacy Of Nawabs Of Awadh – Twin City Of Ayodhya

Faizabad was the original capital of Nawabs. It lies roughly 130 km east of Lucknow on the banks of Saryu river. You have probably not heard of this name in the context of tourism....
Panch Kroshi Parikrama

Panch Kroshi Yatra Of Kashi – Ancient Pilgrim Route, Varanasi

I first came to know of Panch Kroshi Yatra when I was visiting Varanasi about 4 years back. I saw a unique map on the walls of Bharat Kala Bhavan in Banaras Hindu University....
Sunset at Chambal River

Trip To Chambal River – Ecosystem & Ravines

Chambal River, best known for Chambal ghati - the famous home of bandits, is today the cleanest river in India with a flourishing river ecosystem where you can meet Ghariyals or Crocodiles, fresh water turtles and many species of birds. A boat ride on Chambal River at sunset time is worth exploring.
Anup Talao at Fatehpur Sikri Agra

Fatehpur Sikri – City Rooted In Saint’s blessings

As a kid, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri were the first heritage monuments I visited. My father was posted in Bharatpur and these places were weekend outings. First saw Fatehpur Sikri in the black and...
Itmad-Ud-Daula Agra

Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb – A Daughter’s Tribute

I knew of Itmad-Ud-Daula also called Itmad-Ud-Daulah, but I had never been there. I knew Noorjehan built it for her parents as their final resting place – but that was all I knew. This...

Taj Mahal – Most Photogenic Monument Of The World

Cameras were not yet born when Taj Mahal was built. But some prophecy must have told its builders to build something that every camera and camera holder would love. The way they have given...
Boats on Ganga River at Varanasi, Kashi, Banaras

Rhythm Of Chaos On The Ghats Of Ganga In Varanasi

Ghats of Ganga in Varanasi are what cult places look like. Since time immemorial, this has been a place where travelers from all over converged. Where they met and exchanged ideas – while looking...

Variety Of Mouth Watering Must Try Food At Varanasi

Food in Banaras is pretty much like the city itself – rustic and flavorful. I was browsing through the photographs of my trip. After every few photographs, there were food pictures and that gave...
Ramnagar Palace Varanasi

Ramnagar On The Other Shore Of Ganga, Varanasi

Ramnagar is a small town on the other shore of Ganga. That is the bank opposite the famous moon shaped Ghats of Varanasi. It houses a fort that is the official residence of Kashi Naresh...

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