Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shahjahnabad, the walled city walk, Old Delhi

In this present day cosmopolitan Delhi, there exists an ancient walled city which can be rightly called the soul of the city-Shahjahanabad or commonly referred to as purani dilli (old Delhi). Built by the great Mughal emperor Shahjahan, Old Delhi was once a city of imposing havelis with impressive architecture, elegant mosques with beautiful gardens and colourful bazaars each focused on selling specialized articles. The growing population and urbanization has no doubt changed the face of this once beautiful city [...]

A walk through Fort Kochi

Stepping into the streets of Fort Cochin is like traveling back in time into the 18th century! Wide tree lined roads carrying names like Princess Street and Rose Street separating the tile-roofed elegant houses from the era of the Portuguese to the Dutch to the British, huge gardens with children playing football, ancient churches and the sea side promenade with the Chinese fishing nets lined one after the other all make for an idyllic setting that takes you back in [...]