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

Decrypting the Crypt: Bhool Bhulaiya at Bara Imambara in Lucknow

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“It’s pretty impossible to get out of that maze without help” – That is what my friend told me after threw up a challenge at me. This was a few years ago when she had visited the famous labyrinth of … Continued

From India to Gold Coast with Flyscoot Airlines

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One of the most prohibiting things about a holiday in Australia are the air fares from India. A key reason for us postponing our family holiday here. However, with my recent trip by Invite from Queensland Tourism, I discovered a … Continued

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

Detour to the Gulab Bari in Faizabad

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With that call to rush out of The ResidencyThe Residency in Lucknow, I reluctantly bundled up into the car to head to our next destination on the Epic Indo Nepal trip – Gorakhpur. With my GPS route set to the … Continued

Behold the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu

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In my last post, I did say that I was saving the best of my Nepal stay for the last. In reality, this place was the last of my major visits in Kathmandu and seems like the higher force did … Continued

My Epic Indo-Nepal road trip – from Delhi to Kathmandu

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Most of you know that I am a huge fan of road trips. The unexpected turns, the opportunities to spot hidden wonders along the way, the camaraderie of your companions – all of these make your journey more memorable. Consequently, … Continued

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