The Parisian Charm: Eiffel Tower

The Parisian Charm: Eiffel Tower

The Parisian Charm: Eiffel Tower Part 1

The Parisian charm and visiting the Eiffel Tower- my treasured travel memory

It seems to be extremely difficult to imagine the city of lights without its Iron Lady, as the Parisians have dubbed the Eiffel Tower. Paris has been the city for lovers and lights alike and there is no other monument in the world which combines the both together is such a simplistic manner.

This iron tower stands as a stark difference to the rest of Paris. The city of Paris is the haven for artists, painters, poets, writers, food lovers, perfumers and every one who believes in the idea of pompous elegance. The Eiffel Tower though seems to be neither very elegant or very coquettish. On the contrary it appears out of place and crude in the backdrop of French and Baroque architectural styles. Despite this, we can’t think of Paris without talking about the Eiffel Tower.

It is easy to think of the tower as a very modern sculpture. When was the Eiffel Tower built?

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4 Monuments That Are Symbols of Love Love is of multiple types and these four monuments celebrate it in its different forms This February as we celebrate love, it is but obvious that we must talk about those monuments that symbolise eternal love. You must have pictured the Taj Mahal as the ultimate symbol of […]

The Rajabai Tower Mystery

Rajabai Tower Mystery

Rajabai Tower Mystery Two young girls fell to their deaths from the tower and the case was never really solved. Here are some of the details It was a lazy April afternoon in Bombay 1891. The city was vibrant yet luxurious. Students were busying studying for their upcoming exams as is the case with April. […]

How to Build Your Own Castle

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Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

Stonehenge is more awe-inspiring than you can imagine

Fascinating Things About Stonehenge

A few years ago, when in school, we had a computer class. Some computers had this strange windows wallpaper of random stones standing on the grass. I distinctly remember laughing at the wallpaper, why stones?

As we grew up from those carefree days into more knowledgable human beings, I realised that these ‘random standing stones’ were called Stonehenge. Stonehenge also happened to be one of the most precious historic sites in the world.

Fast forward a couple of years and here I was a few miles outside of London, in a bus making my way to this acclaimed site. The view from our bus was simplistic. We were surrounded by fields of grasslands on both sides of the road. Ultimately up ahead, we saw a small circle of stones- Stonehenge.

This small circle soon got bigger and bigger until the stones looked much larger than boulders placed along the seaside. Stonehenge had got me hooked. These set of huge stones emitted a mysterious aura, an aura reeking of history. Why had they built Stonehenge? What does it signify?

Whilst on my visit there and after devouring the guidebook, I learnt some really Fascinating Things About Stonehenge.

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Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Uncovering the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Uncovering the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

The Taj Mahal Palace hotel is Mumbai’s oldest building to have lifts and style in harmony

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Whilst standing at Mumbai’s Apollo Bunder, one question plagued my mind- what was built first: the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel or the Gateway of India?

The architecture and logic makes an onlooker point the finger at Gateway of India and say “look it reads ‘1905.'” Alas you are mistaken. The very ground that the Gateway stands on today never existed before 1905.

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Conquering the Daulatabad Fort

Conquering the Daulatabad Fort

Conquering the Daulatabad Fort

The psychology at play behind one of India’s most impregnable forts

Climbing atop the Daulatabad Fort had been on my bucket list for quiet a while. I am happy to say that I’ve now ticked that one off.

Ever since visiting the fort a few years ago, I always wanted to scale it to the top. At that time we were pressed for time and most people didn’t recommend going all the way up. See the Ellora Caves instead and that’s what we did.

Being the history buff that I am, I’ve always wanted to come back and now I did. I went up to the top climbing about 500 uneven stairs, even through the dark. Whatever the people might say, never miss climbing this fort, it is nothing like you’ve ever seen.

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Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

 Exploring the Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle looms over the Scottish capital replete with history and secrets, let us explore what it has to offer

When I first googled the castle, all that I found out was that the Edinburgh Castle is haunted. Pictures of hauntings and scary stories are all over my search history. I hate horror stories and anything got to do with paranormal activity. It’s too spooky and threatens my precious sleep. The decision was quite obvious, skip the castle, there are many others to see in the United Kingdom.

It took our tour planner a lot of time to convince us to change our minds. And thank god we did!

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Banias and Havelis

Why Rajasthani Banias Built Havelis

Why Rajasthani Banias Built Havelis

A short story

Rajasthan is by far the most touristy state in India. From its vibrant culture and dresses to its grand royal palaces, it is no wonder that Rajasthan attracts tourists.

Rajasthan is also home to the Marwari community. Generally, Marwaris are famous for their businesses and business acumen. Shekhawati is just a city where trading won most merchants money and money has built this beautiful place.

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