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The first of its kind in the country and the second in the world (the other one is in Osaka, Japan), the Kite Museum was the brainchild of Mr. Bhanubhai Shah who passionately collected kites ever since he was 21 years old. As Mr Shah’s collection expanded, in 1986 it was made into a museum that currently has an assortment of around 125 kites! Even if you are not a kite-enthusiast, this Museum is bound to fuel your imagination – which is a great…

Who doesn’t love a great story? Now imagine, the story takes form of sculptures and caves – and 19 of them in the same vicinity. No wonder, Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an open museum and you’d need at least a full day to go along the Mahabalipuram Heritage Tour. I hope that you have as much fun reading about these stories as I did, discovering them. We began at the bas-relief of “Descent of Ganga”…

We drove down to the Suketi Fossil Park from Chandigarh. It was a pleasant day, and this part of Punjab-Himachal journey is quite a lot of fun, until almost the end. But by then you’re already very excited, and when one hails from Delhi, you don’t quite complain about some potholes here and there. Being the first Asian park to be constructed at the literal venue where the actual fossils were found, it is extremely well-maintained. It has life-size fiber-glass replicas of…

WHAT IS IT? ‘The Nataraja’ is one of the most important, visually thrilling forms of the Hindu god Shiva. Artists in Tamil Nadu, India began to make this form of Shiva in the early tenth century, with the patronage of king inspired by poetry written by ardent devotees and using skills in metal craft developed over hundreds of years. Once made and brought to life through ritual, Nataraja lived in the temple, moving out daily and during festivals, gracing his devotees…

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