Hidden in plain sight – Pataleshwar temple in Pune

Pataleshwar temple in Pune - a heritage site on the busy Jangali Maharaj road

Said to have sheltered the Pandavas But history says the Pataleshwar temple was built by the Rashtrakutas Carvings left unfinished on the basalt stone The cave temple was incomplete for reasons unknown. When I first heard of the Pataleshwar cave temple in Pune, I imagined it would be somewhere on the outskirts of the city. … Read more

Best Things to do in Tirana Albania

National museum - one of the key Tirana attractions

Tirana, Albania was nothing like I expected. I didn’t expect the city to be surrounded by snow-covered mountains, but it was. I didn’t expect to see churches and mosques sitting comfortably side by side, but they were. I didn’t expect it to be so busy with people walking, driving, or riding bikes at any given … Read more