Kesto Rai Temple- The Majestic ‘Jor Bangla’

(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Bangla style (also called the Do-Chala roof) of the roof is a unique component of Bengali Architecture. The low curved roofs with two-way pitching resemble the traditional mud cottages of Bengal. Since the roof - recreated with terracotta bricks is an identical replica … Continue reading Kesto Rai Temple- The Majestic ‘Jor Bangla’

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Shyam Rai Temple – The spectacular Pancha Ratna

(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) 'Pancha Ratna' - in Bengali means Five Star. Though Pancha Ratna is a style of building in vernacular Bengali architecture, these buildings are so amazing that they deserve a 'five-star' tag.  - PIN IT FOR FUTURE - Shyam Rai Temple of Bishnupur, … Continue reading Shyam Rai Temple – The spectacular Pancha Ratna

Rasmancha – Bengal’s own Pyramid.

(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Rasmancha is the most amazing one among the terracotta temples in Bengal not just for its use but also because of its shape. The pyramidal shape of the roof of the temple is unique for the entire country and it can proudly … Continue reading Rasmancha – Bengal’s own Pyramid.

Madan Mohan Temple – The Magnificant Ekratna

(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Bishnupur, located at about 130 kilometres from Kolkata, was the capital of the 'Malla' rulers. The zenith of the Malla dynasty was between 15th Century to 18th Century when a large part of Bengal (west of river Ganges) and Jharkhand was part … Continue reading Madan Mohan Temple – The Magnificant Ekratna

Shimla British Resorts – A Review

During our stay in Shimla, we mostly chose budget accommodations. The first experience with OYO Rooms was horrible though in Manali we had a pleasant stay. When we returned back to Shimla for the last few days we thought of staying in a resort where there will be plenty of space to roam around and … Continue reading Shimla British Resorts – A Review

Quest for the Golden Fort – A Weekend Trip

The quest was finally over - I reached the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer. For all movie lovers from Bengal - this one fort is very special. It is not the legendary movie Sonar Kella that brought this fort to fame but a large part of the movie - 'Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen' (first movie for … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – A Weekend Trip

6 Best Places In The World To Explore The Amazing Marine Life – Guest Post

    The Original Article is published on Seenshot.in All my childhood, one thing that could keep me glued with the TV apart from the Cartoon Network, was the Discovery Channel. I was amazed to see the underwater world – so full of colours, textures, and patterns. The ocean might look so uniform from the … Continue reading 6 Best Places In The World To Explore The Amazing Marine Life – Guest Post

Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /2

From the magnificent Havelis, I walked to the Royal Residence of Jaisalmer- Mandir Palace. Mandir Palace was conceived and its construction started during the reign of Maharawal Moolrajji around two centuries back. The palace was developed around two existing temples, Shri Raam Temple and Shri Giridhariji Temple. With subsequent generations, additions were made to the … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /2

Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /1

When my train entered it terminal station; Jaisalmer - my destination. Travelling for more than 800 kilometres intersecting the width of the state of Rajasthan, I am now in the heart of the Thar Desert. When I got down from the train, the sky was dark and nothing was visible. I entered the vacant waiting … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /1

The Quest for Golden Fort – #3: Jodhpur

With the tunes of the Qawwali still echoing in my mind and the stomach full of the trademark tandoori roti of Karim's, I rode the bus. The Bus came from Jaipur and is destined to go to Barmer - I will get down at Jodhpur. It was 10:30 in the night and I am scheduled … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #3: Jodhpur

The Quest for Golden Fort – #2: Ajmer

Despite having an extremely rich history, Ajmer, today have been known more for its spiritual value. The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti has become the biggest attraction for tourists to this city. Even before the erection of the famous tomb of Moinuddin Chisti, Ajmer had been the centre of power. Ajaymeru, As the city was … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #2: Ajmer

The Quest for Golden Fort – #1: Pushkar

When I boarded the Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani for admission to my Post Graduation School, I was unbelievably excited - not because a new course of study and a new degree was on my way but thinking that the huge treasure trove of Rajasthan, MP & UP was going to be within hours distance from … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #1: Pushkar

Travel Essentials for a Solo Weekender in India

So far my solo travelling is concerned, the best period was when I was doing my post graduation in Delhi and almost once and sometimes twice a month, I was travelling solo. Apart from Delhi - which I travelled on Sundays and holidays, the entire Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarakhand & a large part of Uttar Pradesh … Continue reading Travel Essentials for a Solo Weekender in India

The Greatest Gates of India – Aalai Darwaja

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Aalai Darwaja

Discover more of Singapore…

This week, I would like to share the story of A Mindful Traveller. She explored the Little India & Chinatown part of Singapore and brought out the amazingly vibrant cityscape of the place. To travel along with her – click the link below. Have a wonderful holiday. MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎉🎊🎵🎶

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The Greatest Gates of India – Toranas of Sanchi Stupa

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Toranas of Sanchi Stupa

The Greatest Gates of India – Khuni Darwaza

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Khuni Darwaza

The Greatest Gates of India – Rumi Darwaza

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Rumi Darwaza

The Greatest Gates of India – Buland Darwaza

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Buland Darwaza

The Greatest Gates of India – Four Gates of Jaipur City Palace

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Four Gates of Jaipur City Palace