Deciphering the Pandav Caves

Deciphering the Pandav Caves

Uncover the relatively unknown Pandavleni in Nashik 

Nashik is India’s wine capital. It produces about 75% of the total wine produced in the country. However this is a recent development. About 2000 years ago, the region around Nashik was not a wine producing area but a centre of Buddhist activities.To remember its cultural past, Nashik sports its very own cave complex- the Pandavleni.

It was my first visit to Nashik and the temperatures in summer were a gruesome 40 celsius. So it was after much debate that we decided to save our visit to the Pandavleni for another trip in winter.  Read more about Deciphering the Pandav Caves

Highnoon In The Raj- Part 2

Highnoon In The Raj- Part 2

This is the second part of the three part series written by Gerald Kuchyt. Read the first part here

Franz Ferdinand had been to Ceylon where he was mesmerised by the people and the culture. From there he journeyed to the busy city of Bombay. He wrote about his first impression of Bombay-

“A thick fog covered the sea during the morning. When the veil lifted the profile of Bombay and the surrounding mountains became visible.”

He was again taken up by the people and the culture in this vast country under the British Raj- Hindustan.

From Bombay, he ventured into south Indian cities of Tadur (Telangana) and Hyderabad. Read more about Highnoon In The Raj- Part 2

Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

Tips when you plan your British holiday, from a heritage lover’s experience

The red telephone boxes, London black cabs, the Monarchy and history are what entice me to the United Kingdom. The UK has held my fascination for years. It was a dream to visit this country and see the red telephone booths, the Underground and the many historical monuments with my own eyes.

My travels led to the northern Scottish Highlands and down south to London. If I were given a month to explore Britain it wouldn’t suffice! The castles that adorn the Aberdeenshire county in Scotland and the well known heritage buildings in London are simply overwhelming.

Where to travel to? What to see and what to skip? Deciding which destinations to explore in Britain is indeed very difficult.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit Aberdeenshire. This county in Scotland has about 300 beautiful castles whether they be ruins or mighty fortresses.

In this article I would like to recollect and point you to the top 6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers. This list might make it easy to plan a trip and not miss the beautiful historical destinations. I have personally visited these historical sites. There are of course hundreds more that you can explore which are equally magnificent.

If you decide to travel to all the mainstream destinations in the UK, you must take some time to visit these and add them to your list if you haven’t already.

I must advice you- make sure you at least read a gist of British history. Britain has a huge, vast history. If you don’t know any, you could easily be lost!

Lets begin with our Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers Read more about 6 Must See Historical Destinations in England and Scotland for Heritage Lovers

Hampi, Living History in all its Glory

Hampi: Living History in all its Glory

Hampi: Living History in all its Glory

Suvendu Rout narrates his travel experience to this magnificent world heritage site of Hampi in India

 

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a treat to all your senses. Its grandeur will leave you spellbound. Often when you hear lofty praises about a place, your expectations become so high that the actual experience could be a let-down! There are very few places that rise above your expectations; Hampi is one of them. Hampi, in south India is quite a marvel- history, heritage, architecture, nature, people, culture- all packed into a small bundle of joy. Last December (2017) I experienced this magical land and I will cherish the memory forever. I would like to share my vivid experience with you.

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