Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat is a Hindu ritual by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. This nightly ceremonies is attended and watched by hundreds of worshipping locals and curious ...
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The tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great isn’t the usual tourist destination. For most tourists in Agra, Taj Mahal is the only reason why they visit the city. Akbar the Great is, no doubt, considered the greatest of all Mughal emperors that ruled India. He is the son of Humayun whose tomb is one […]
There’s a Persian inscription on a slab inside Isa Khan Tomb which says, “This tomb, which is an asylum of paradise, was built during the reign of Islam Shah ….. by Masnad Ali Isa Khan, son of…” It is said that Isa Khan built his tomb in his entire lifetime. He died at the age […]
The truth is: Before Taj Mahal, there was Humayun Tomb in New Delhi, India. The former is heavily influenced by the latter’s architectural style. Though the two are different in colours, the domes, arches and pieta dura inlay patterns are very similar. Both are monuments of love. Behind the construction of these two grand mausoleums are […]
That’s true! I Met Lord Shiva and He’s So Blue. I don’t mean sad, but, really blue. I mistook him as Lord Krishna but he corrected me right away, “Oh, no! I’m Shiva!” 🙂 Related Post: Things to do and see in India
It was India’s Republic Day when I arrived in New Delhi. I only saw a tiny part of the parade because it was raining cats and dogs. Being short really sucks especially if you’re standing behind hundreds of people with their cameras and cellphones up in the air. The next day, after my visit from […]
Yes, street ear cleaning is a thing in India. Or maybe, it’s just in Delhi. These are my very first three photos when I landed in the country’s capital. I saw these guys outside the metro. I stood next to them because I was waiting for someone to pick me up so we could go […]
The might of Qutub Minar in Delhi can be felt once you see it up close. The closer you are with this lone brick minaret, the smaller you become. However, there’s something about this ancient piece of masonry that makes it worth a visit when you’re in Delhi. Aside from the towering minaret, there are […]
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It is in the old part of New Delhi, perched on a hill and overlooking the markets below and the Red Fort nearby. This is the first tourist attraction I’ve seen in India. I landed in Indira Gandhi International Airport in the morning and by noon, I […]