Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #2

Next day in Jodhpur, we planned to visit the pride of Jodhpur… Mehrangarh fort. Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort), located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning ‘victory’), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur, … Continue reading Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #2

Abu Dhabi #8 The Grand Mosque

After an exhausting picnic day at Corniche we had plans to visit the Grand Mosque or Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Designed by Syrian Architect Yousef Abdelky, the mosque covers an area of 12 hectares. The project was started by late president of UAE Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. His final resting place is located on the grounds adjacent to the complex. The mosque has two entries, … Continue reading Abu Dhabi #8 The Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi #7 Picnic at Corniche

Day 6 of my Abu Dhabi trip. We planned for Picnic at Corniche beach today. After getting ready with our swimming trunks and packing all essentials for picnic we called two taxi’s and left for Corniche family beach by 10:30. Corniche is located on the western side of Abu Dhabi main island. There has been some land reclaimation in corniche which has extended the island … Continue reading Abu Dhabi #7 Picnic at Corniche

Photo Challenge – Heritage

Last week I went to Dehradun-Musoorie for the weekend. We stayed at The Ilbert Manor in Musoorie. A heritage british mansion turned into a hotel. With its every edge untouched, just a little bit maybe to enhance the feel of living in a traditional British house. From the wall paper to roof, from bed spreads to lamp shades, all screamed british. Each room was assigned … Continue reading Photo Challenge – Heritage