India, world’s largest democracy, is about to witness its annual ceremonial Republic Day parade at the majestic ‘Rajpath’ on January 26, 2016. This time, the French president Francois Hollande will be the chief guest on our 67th Republic Day. The Republic Day marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into force, i.e., 26 January … Continue reading Things to Look Out for at Republic Day 2016
What makes a college trip a fun trip? Bus journey, endless giggles, youthful energy and your badass college gang! In my case, my ‘gang’ consists of just me and my only friend in class, Prerna and trust me, we are more than enough! The college trip provided just what we were looking for – a … Continue reading Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali : A College Trip !!!
I can never get enough of a monument like the Red fort…so rich, so beautiful, and so significant. It was not just the seat of Mughal power for almost 200 years, but it has also been in the hands of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the British and invaders like Nadir Shah of Persia and Ahmed … Continue reading Timeline of the Red Fort of Delhi
The history of the city of Delhi is more than 3,000 years old. It is a city of 7 cities. But this tour is about the 8th city, or as Shahjahan himself used to call it – the city within a city – the Red Fort. This heritage walk will take you to the most … Continue reading Unravel the Mughal History at the Red Fort
Total Distance Covered: New Delhi – Barsana: 126.2 km (via NH 2) Barsana – Vrindavan: 47.5 km (via NH 2) Vrindavan – Mathura: 11.2 km Mathura – Agra: 57.6 km (via NH 2) Agra – Fatehpur Sikri: 35.8 km (via NH 11) Fatehpur Sikri – New Delhi: 126.2 km (via Yamuna Expressway) Total Number of … Continue reading New Delhi, Vrindavan, Mathura, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri – A Road Trip to Remember!
Delhi is one of those cities in the world who possess the charm of wine – intoxicating, splendid and the older, the better! I am not saying this because its my home now. I am saying this because hardly any city in India can claim the long continuity of history and tradition that has been … Continue reading Time Travel with Delhi
After telling you all about the New Delhi World Book Fair in my last post, it’s time to share my experience with you! With around 2,100 stalls, 1,100 exhibitors from India and 30 participating countries, the NDWBF is bigger and better in 2015. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit the New Delhi World … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Visit New Delhi World Book Fair 2015
Why should you visit Red Fort? Red Fort or Lal Quila, as we fondly call it, is one of the landmarks of not just Delhi but the whole of India. Once graced by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it was a great display of the power and prestige of the Mughal Sultanate. In 1638, when … Continue reading Red Fort – The Real Ruby of Delhi