Agra: Fatehpur Sikri

Imagine something very joyous happens in your life. What will you do to celebrate it? Perhaps throw a party, buy some stuff or maybe visit a religious place to thank God. Now, imagine you are the emperor of one of the wealthiest empires in the world. What would you do now? Well, perhaps you would … Continue reading Agra: Fatehpur Sikri

Agra: Taj Mahal

The mention of Taj Mahal brings out conflicting emotions in me. While it certainly makes me very proud that an Indian monument finds place among the Wonders of the World, there is also the fact that Taj Mahal probably wouldn’t make it to my “top five monuments of India” list (and I have yet to … Continue reading Agra: Taj Mahal

Agra: The Red Fort

If one talks about the most famous cities of India then Agra will certainly take the top spot, at least from the perspective of tourism. Individually, we both had been to Agra earlier in our lives but this was the first time we visited the city together and what better occasion to visit it than … Continue reading Agra: The Red Fort

Orchha: The Temples

On our second day in Orchha, we spent the morning and the early afternoon exploring the fort and palaces while the latter half of the afternoon was dedicated to visiting the temples. The town of Orchha has three main historical temples – Chaturbhuj temple, Ram Raja temple and Lakshminarayana temple. The first two are directly … Continue reading Orchha: The Temples

Orchha: The Fort

Our second day in Orchha was all about exploring the historical structures of the town starting with its crown jewel – the vast Orchha Fort. We started early and after having breakfast at the hotel, we made our way towards the fort. During our walk to the fort we came across a couple of medieval … Continue reading Orchha: The Fort