Category Archives: India

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Hutheesing Jain Temple This incredibly beautiful temple is a testimony to the craftsmanship of the local people of the Sonpura and Salat communities and their strive to preserve beauty for posterity. Built in  1848 by a merchant, Seth Hutheesing, who … Continue reading

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Dholavira: Tryst with History

Enroute to Dholavira from Dasada in the Kutch region of Gujarat, we encountered a dry and arid landscape, showing signs of desert vegetation. Dholavira is situated on a ‘Bhet’ which is a high ground that remains dry when the neighbouring landscape is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

These curves created in the 14th Century AD by Sultan Ahmed Shah I was built in the center of the then newly built town of Ahmedabad where people gathered for their religious prayers and social milieu. Called the Jami Masjid, … Continue reading

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A Queen among Stepwells—Rani-ki-Vav

A couple of stepwells visited, including Adalaj near Ahmedabad, India, and we thought what could be more beautiful than that. How can Rani-Ki-Vav be any more impressive to be on the tentative list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site? As … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

The Earth has been interpreted by man with lines and distances to understand its enormity. The geographical significance of such lines like the Equator or the Tropic of Cancer are enormous and such imaginary lines have been the building blocks … Continue reading

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Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary in Gujarat

Early December morning, with the rising sun glistening in our eyes, we set off on a Jeep Safari into the Little Rann of Kutchch to visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary. Going through Dasada and Patdi, we entered into the marshy … Continue reading

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Retreat in the Little Rann Of Kutchch

As we drove into the small dusty hamlet of Dasada, we were greeted by the rural setting of the Rann Riders. This small eco-friendly resort was a perfect setting to explore the surrounding salt desert marshes of the Little Rann … Continue reading

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