Birds of Backwaters

Birds of Backwaters

A cruise in the backwaters of Kochi is a visual treat to bird watchers. Here is a photo essay of the winged residents in the backwaters and the canals of Kochi in India.

Ladakh in Grayscale- when all colors fade

Ladakh in Grayscale- when all colors fade

The desolate topography of Ladakh has been an enigma for tourists and travelers alike. The contrasting landscape of Ladakh makes for a great subject for capturing images in monochrome. Here are 15 images of Ladakh in grayscale which prove that the actual beauty of Ladakh lies in its contrasts and not just its colors.

Mehrangarh Fort- A Cultural and Architectural Extravaganza

Mehrangarh Fort- A Cultural and Architectural Extravaganza

Mehrangarh known for its beautiful architecture, formidable wall and cultural heritage is one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan. there is no exaggeration in Rudyard Kipling describing the fort as “A Palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning sun”. Perched on a rocky cliff at an altitude of 400 m above the cities skyline, the fort can be seen from almost any vantage point in Jodhpur.

Mandore gardens- A poetry in rock on departed royalty

Mandore gardens- A poetry in rock on departed royalty

Located 8 km away from the majestic Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur in a lush green garden of Mandore is the erstwhile capital of Rathores. We made a quick stop at the Mandore gardens while we were heading to Osian from Jodhpur. As we entered the unmanned gates of the Mandore gardens, least did we know that we would see such beautifully carved cenotaphs of the earlier rulers of the Rathore clan.

Kumbhalgarh Fort – The Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort – The Great Wall of India

Nestled amidst the lush green forest and surrounded by the mighty hills of Aravallis, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort after Chittorgarh in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is also the 2nd largest fort in Rajasthan after the Chittorgarh fort. This UNESCO world Heritage Site has secured a place for itself in many record books because of its massive wall often referred to as The Great Wall of India. Read on to know some very interesting facts about this beautiful citadel.

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