Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

The mighty Himalaya called me again. There is no better feeling than enjoying the dense greens on the tough terrains, moving along the dangerous curves of the narrow roads cut through the mountains, the hide and seek game of clouds. Himalaya has always been a dramatic adventure for me. The last time I stepped on … Continue reading Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

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‘Jahanpanha’ – The city with the glory and glamour of Ibn-Battuta

'The City of Djinns' as mentioned by William Dalrymple has more secret in it than any other city in the country. The capital of India is situated on the buried history of six previous capital cities. In the first part of my Journey through the narrow lanes of hidden secrets, I went to the fourth … Continue reading ‘Jahanpanha’ – The city with the glory and glamour of Ibn-Battuta

Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Through the massive Dakhil Darwaja, I went out of the Citadel of Gour and entered the ancient city. About a kilometre South of the giant gateway, where once the city centre was located, is standing a beautiful tower - Firoz Minar. The tower with its astonishing scarlet face stands amid a beautiful surrounding - tall mango … Continue reading Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Bangkok through my lens #7

The monuments of Bangkok

Bangkok through my Lens #6

The colours of Bangkok

Bangkok through my Lens #5

The Images of Bangkok

Boro Sona Masjid – Gour’s Golden Mosque

After an amazing Saturday spent at Pandua, the first capital of independent Sultanate of Bengal, I went back to Malda Town. The Sunday was reserved for the majestic Gour - where the very concept of Bengal was born. I started early in the morning. It is not very difficult to get a bus for Gour … Continue reading Boro Sona Masjid – Gour’s Golden Mosque

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 top but … Continue reading 6 Best Places In The World To Explore The Amazing Marine Life – Guest Post

Qutb Shahi Masjid – Golden Mosque of Pandua

Before heading towards Adina Masjid from Eklakhi Mausoleum, I made a quick visit to the third most prominent structure of Pandua - the Qutb Shahi Mosque. It is a small yet beautiful mosque made of stone & brick. The enclosed mosque is nothing compared to the massiveness of Adina but I really liked its ambience. … Continue reading Qutb Shahi Masjid – Golden Mosque of Pandua

Adina Masjid – The biggest mosque in the Subcontinent

My next stop was the nearby Adina Mosque - the biggest mosque in the entire subcontinent and one of the first mosques in the region - now in ruins but thankfully well preserved.  - PIN IT FOR FUTURE - See Adina Through My Lens Sikandar Shah, the second Sultan of the Illiyas Shahi dynasty and … Continue reading Adina Masjid – The biggest mosque in the Subcontinent

Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

Soon after returning from my journey of Bishnupur, I decided to head North to Gour & Pandua to experience the Medieval Bengali Architecture. Gour and Pandua two small hamlets close to Malda Town of Malda District of West Bengal are the two most important cities so far medieval Bengal is concerned. Malda is extremely easy to … Continue reading Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

The Greatest Gates of India – Dakhil 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 – Dakhil Darwaza

Bahulara Sidheshwar Temple – The Dashing Deul

(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) The moment the temple architecture of Bengal is referred, Bishnupur is the first name to come up. It is true that Bishnupur has made some of the biggest contributions to the developing style of architecture in Bengal but some of the finest examples … Continue reading Bahulara Sidheshwar Temple – The Dashing Deul

Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 2 – My Travelogue

The train reached Bishnupur Station at around 9:30. It's a small yet peaceful train station. We decided to go to the Government Tourist Lodge before starting our journey through the history - firstly these lodges serve good hygienic breakfast and second, we were hoping to get some information about the places not to miss. Both … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 2 – My Travelogue

Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 1 – Its History

Whenever I had to catch an early morning train or flight I skip sleeping the night before. In fact, it's simpler than waking up and getting ready. It was not different that day. The whole night was spent watching movies. I took a shower at 4 in the morning and had breakfast in the food … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 1 – Its History

Radhe Shyam Temple – The Photo Finish

(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) It is for sure that the craftsmen and architects of the Malla Kingdom of Bishnupur had done a lot of experiments with their buildings. While most of the early temples of the city were built with marvellous terracotta bricks, the later ones are … Continue reading Radhe Shyam Temple – The Photo Finish

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’

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.