Shaniwar Wada in Pune, Maharashtra | The Past and present

Ever since the movie Bajirao Mastani came out, I was interested to visit the palace of the Peshwas of the Maratha empire- Shaniwar Wada. Peshwa Bajirao the first, prime minister to Chattrapati Shahu commenced the building of his home. The term “Wada”, meaning residential home and Shaniwar literally meaning Saturday. I finally got the chance […]

Visiting Khiva in Uzbekistan | Uzbekistan Travel Diaries #3

The first major destination of my Uzbekistan travel itinerary was Khiva, one of the first UNESCO World heritage sites in Uzbekistan and it left me completely captivated with its rugged untamed beauty. I had come to Uzbekistan, in lure of The Great Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, but it was Khiva where I […]

Najaf Khan’s Tomb in Delhi ~ A forgotten Persian noble’s mausoleum

The city of cities – Delhi has many interesting but very less known ancient monuments tucked away in its nooks & crannies. Najaf Khan’s Tomb is one of them. In my quest to experience the lesser known monuments of my city Delhi, I visited this simple yet nicely preserved monument on a sunshine winter afternoon. […]

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