architecture

Why the Jaipur Jantar Mantar is a must visit!

The Jantar Mantar, a popular landmark in Delhi, was the first of the five observatories built in 18th-century India. The largest of them, and the most magnificent though, is located in Jaipur....

#Puzzle : The doorways of the Pritam Niwas Chowk (City Palace Jaipur)

While Jaipur has numerous forts and mahals, the City Palace is the crown (jewel). The 18th century palace is an imposing structure on the Jaipur landscape. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh...

A Visual Guide to the Rani Ki Vav

India is perhaps the only country in the world where one gets to see the unique Stepwell-architecture.  a testimony to water management systems in the ancient times. An estimated 3000 stepwells have been built...

A Tour of Mumbai’s Art Deco Architecture

Think Art Deco, and you'd instantly think of Miami, Paris or New York City. In Miami, the age of Instagram has ensured tourists set out on a hunt for art-deco photographs.  The scene in...

Pierre Jeanneret House Museum, Chandigarh

The first ever house built in Chandigarh was that of Pierre Jeanneret. The home of the city's first chief architect is located in Sector 5 (no.57) - right opposite the famous Sukhna...

Mahabalipuram: The Varaha Cave Temple

Visiting the Mahabalipuram group of monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was on my bucket list and I finally got to put a check against it.  The group of monuments have served as backdrop for classical dance...

Pondicherry Heritage Walk : The French Quarter

Pondicherry is best explored and experienced on foot or by cycle. The gorgeous yellow and purple buildings in the White Town make for great photographs as do the ornate windows and doors....

Mahabalipuram Heritage Tour : Stories in Stone

On our way back from Pondicherry to Chennai, we decided to take a stopover at Mahabalipuram, a small town that falls in the Kancheepuram district. Also known as Mamallapuram after the Pallava King Narasimha...
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