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Khirkee Masjid

Khirkee Masjid
The Khirkee mosque was built by Khan-i-jahan Junan Shah the prime minister of Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 1380. The mosque gets its name from its exquisite windows or khirkees. Gordon Risley Hearn in his The Seven Cities of Delhi (1906) after describing the mosque as ‘a very fine one’ says:In plan it is square and within the encircling [...]

Mussoorie

Mussoorie
Mussoorie is distinctively known as the queen of hills, because of its out of the world splendor. One of the major tourist destinations in Uttrakhand, Mussoorie not only boasts of the picturesque views of the Himalayas and the Doon valley but it also showcases some of the rarest flora and fauna of the country. Standing magnificently among th [...]

Begumpuri Masjid

Begumpuri Masjid
Begumpuri Masjid is one of the most ancient and famous mosques in Delhi. Begumpuri Masjid was built as a part of the palace by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq in the early 14th century. Though it now lies in a decayed condition the ambiance of the place will surely attract you. By looking at the ruined walls, the gateway, the stone structures and the do [...]

Gumbad Masjid

Gumbad Masjid
Bara Gumbad Masjid was Built in 1494. IT was Built During the Mujhal Period.This is a square tomb with an all-surrounding with massive dome, which leaves hardly any space for a roof. It is decorated with stuccowork and painting from inside, while the outside is a mix of grey, red and black. The Bara Gumbad or “Big Dome” also stan [...]

Kali Bari Temple

Kali Bari Temple
Kali Bari Temple is perhaps the only temple which is located at the vicinity of Shimla. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is known as Shyamala. It is often believed that Shimla received its name from the temple of Shyamala. Kali Bari Temple had been another important place of worship that was constructed during the British period. [...]

Kalkaji Temple

Kalkaji Temple
Situated beyond the commercial complex of Nehru Place lies this temple dedicated to the goddess Kalka Devi. Its oldest section dates back to 1764 and additions were made in the mid-19 th century.Kalkaji Temple is situated beyond the commercial complex of Nehru Place in South Delhi. This domed twelve-sided temple is devoted to Goddess Kalka De [...]

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir
The Birla Mandir (Laxminarayan Temple) built in 1988 out of pure white marble like the one in Hyderabad, is a stunning sight during both day and night.  At the foot of the Moti Dungri Fort housing former royalty, it is surrounded by lush greenery and large open spaces.  The following picture of the temple is particularly pleasing against the [...]

Khajuraho Temple

Khajuraho Temple
Khajuraho The name itself elicits a certain response of curiosity, intrigue and mystery, whenever discussed. The usual questions put around are, do they really have those erotic sculptures there? But why would anyone portray such sculptures on temples?Is that all that they have there? To get answers to these questions to understand the frenzi [...]

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore Fort sited in Rajasthan region, Ranthambore National Park is pioneer among all natural destinations of India. In the ancient time, Ranthambore National Park was the hunting destination of the Jaipur Samrat and today, it is also famous as the heaven of the wildlife lovers. Ranthambore Fort in Rajasthan is an eminent fort placed ins [...]

Purana Qila

Purana Qila
Purana Qila is the inner citadel of the city of Dina-panah, founded by the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun in 1533 and completed five years later. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the sixth city of Delhi. Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun in 1540, and renamed the fort as Shergarh, and also added several more structures in the complex, [...]

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort
Jaipur and its near by areas become one of the most exotic destinations in monsoon when it comes to weekend outings with friends and family!! Let us share with you one of the most delighting, refreshing, adventurous and fun filled destinations in Jaipur to hang out this weekend amid the joyous monsoon!! Jaigarh Fort is one such spectacular fo [...]

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort has received the credit of being the largest fort of India. The massive fort is located on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort lies at a distance of 112 kms from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This fort was built by various Maurya rulers in the 7th century. This huge fort covers an area of [...]

Bala Quila

Bala Quila
Almost every city or town in Rajasthan is blessed with a fort. So is Alwar. The huge Bala Quila, sitting high up on a 300m steep cliff, is what lends this ancient city much of its character. Though we do not know who built this forsaken fort, it has stood there watching over Alwar from even before the Mughals came into the scene. Which means [...]

Tara Tarini

Tara Tarini

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort
Encircled by a high wall and a moat, the Junagarh fort of Bikaner is an unassailable fortress. Till date, the fort has never been conquered. Raja Rai Singh, a general of the Mughal emperor Akbar, got the Junagarh fort constructed. The fort has only two gates. The main gate of the fort is east facing Karan Pol (gate). Next to it is the Suraj [...]

Ahhichatragarh Fort

Ahhichatragarh Fort
The gateways to the forts in Rajasthan were no mere entrances; they were massive, reinforced, stone structures built to withstand marauding armies, elephants and cannon volleys. They usually had notched parapets at the top, from where archers shot their arrows at the attacking army. Ahhichatragarh Fort has three main gates. The Sireh Pol was [...]

Amber Fort

Amber Fort
Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake [...]

Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort
Gwalior fort is one of the beautiful and famous forts of India. Writer Taj-Ul-Maseer writes about this fort. “Fast Wind cannot touch its climax and fast clouds cannot cast their shadow in its PARKOTAS. On its Vakshsthal there are written stories of life/death, Sanyog-Viyog, bravery and cowardice. This is situated 110 Km. south of Agra. This s [...]

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