Agra Fort: A prelude to the famous Taj Mahal

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It had been several years, rather over 2 decades that I had visited the Red Fort in Agra – popularly referred to as Agra Fort. Naturally, when an opportunity presented itself in form of Agra being a pit stop on … Continued

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Despite the fact that a lot of tourists love traveling to Kuala Lumpur, there are very few who, apart from shopping, are actually aware of the many pleasant surprises the city has to offer. From gazing at the iconic super … Continued

10 things to do in Shillong, Meghalaya

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Earlier this year, I made my first venture to the unexplored paradise of India with Meghalaya as the focus. The stunning waterfalls, the mysterious caves and the thrilling wonders of nature like the Living Root Bridges made this trip an … Continued

The Residency Lucknow: A Reminiscence of British India

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With the heritage trot through Old Lucknow, you might have got a glimpse of its history that extends beyond the Nawabs. The Hussainabad Ghanta Ghar to be precise, is what might have given it off. In case you have missed … Continued

Trotting along Heritage Lucknow through Rumi Darwaza

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Whether you are a connoisseur of food or arts or heritage – there is no missing the epic city of the Nawabs – Lucknow. If you leave out the food bit, then the other two are what appeal to me. … Continued

Chota Imambara: Glittering Palace of Lights in Lucknow

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If the Bara Imambara in Lucknow was about the brilliance of the dark, twisted passages of the crypt – Bhool Bhulaiya, then visiting its younger cousin was all about a glittering jewel of the night. The Chota Imambara did not … Continued

Walking on the Street of Harmony in Georgetown, Penang

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One of the most interesting things that I found about the Pearl of the Orient – Penang was its confluence of cultures. I suppose this struck me as familiar for quite like India, there were people from different origins who … Continued

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