Our monsoon Goa getaway sightseeing started with a visit to The ‘Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church‘ located in Panjim, Goa, India. It is the most popular and visited church in Goa and has featured in many Hindi films.
Miramar beach in Panjim, North Goa was the only beach I visited in Goa during our monsoon Goa getaway. It was a different experience to be on a beach in the rainy season, especially in Goa which is famous for its beach life.
On our monsoon getaway to Goa, one of the most charming sites we visited was the St. Augustine’ s Tower and Church in Old Goa (or Velha Goa). It is actually a ruined church complex and not many visitors come here, though it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Churches and Convents […]
Mario Miranda and Goa are synonymous with each other. The iconic Goan artist, cartoonist and illustrator is famous for its illustrations of Goa, goan life among many of his works. I grew up seeing many of his cartoons on The Times of India newspaper. So when on monsoon getaway to Goa, One of the first […]
Alwar district in Rajasthan is so close to Delhi/NCR and yet a whole different world away. The rugged ancient mountain range Aravallis cover significant parts of the district and there are a smattering of forts, palaces, temples and farmlands. The monsoons transform the landscape of the aravallis, when the flora literally bloom out, turning the […]
On the list of the top most things to do in Panjim city, for me during our monsoon getaway to Goa was is to visit Fontainhas quarters. The Fontainhas is the old Latin Quarters in Panjim city and the Portuguese traditional architectural and town planning influences have been preserved here. Visiting Fontainhas heritage quarters is taking a walk […]
The Rajgir hills, in Nalanda District of Bihar, located near the city of Rajgir are an important Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage site. I visited the Rajgir hills region on my work trip in rural Bihar and while I did not have time to visit all the religious attractions/pilgrimage sites this time around, I was able to visit […]
Pawapuri Jal Mandir or Pawa is a holy site and temple for Jainism, located in the small town of Pawa in Nalanda district in Bihar (around 101 kilometers from the capital city of Patna), India. I actually had no idea about this important holy site/temple for Jain religion, until I was passing by Nalanda district […]
The Barabar caves are the oldest surviving rock -cut caves in India, apparently dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), located in the Bela Ganj Block in Gaya district, Bihar, India. Earlier this month, I was on a work trip to Gaya region and after a long day of field visits, the site co-workers insisted to take me to […]
The Heritage Street in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab is a beautiful example of thoughtful urban redevelopment in making public spaces accessible & more enjoyable. Thousands of visitors come here everyday and on my recent visit to Amritsar, I could experience the difference in walking around in this old part of the city connecting […]