The City of Ghats: Varanasi

Varanasi was one of those trips for me that you plan to go to for personal reasons and as soon as you reach you realise you are should have planned to stay longer. I went to Varanasi early this year to attend the wedding of a very dear friend of mine, and as I had already been to cities like Haridwar and Allahabad I was under the impression that this one is not going to be any different from them(soon I realised how stupid I was, that I din’t plan to stay back there for a day or two after the wedding 😦 ).  Continue reading “The City of Ghats: Varanasi”

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A Climb up the Golconda Fort!!

Hyderabad has many such gems that draw tourists by the thousands every year. One such place housed the famous Koh-i-noor and Hope Diamonds at a time and is still standing strong and basking in the glory of numerous stories, intricate designs and amazing architecture; Golconda Fort. I have been to the place multiple times but never climbed up the fort. When a friend of mine from Bangalore visited recently, I finally decided to do it as she was really keen on it. Continue reading “A Climb up the Golconda Fort!!”

The City of Whispering Monuments!!

Bidar: a hill-top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka; well known for its architectural, historical and religious importance. The history of the city goes back to third century B.C. when it was of the great Mauryan Empire. Located around 150 km from Hyderabad, it is like the perfect getaway for a day from the hustle of the city. Continue reading “The City of Whispering Monuments!!”