Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

PROLOGUE In earlier issues of mytravelnama, we had presented you some amazing facts and figures including pictures of Fatehpur Sikri depicting the pinnacle of administrative and spiritual glory of the Mughal empire during the reign of Akbar the Great. Well, in the new year, let us have a long journey to the great emperor’s Royal … More Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

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Incredible Vrindavan

Prologue …..The brave teenager with dark complexion was beating a furious multi headed gigantic venomous serpent to its doom. His parents and neighbours were crying for help and God’s mercy on the banks of the Yamuna. The water and the air around the river were bitterly poisoned by the venom spitted by the evil serpent … More Incredible Vrindavan

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Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

Prologue  We had a long cherished dream of having a rendezvous with Akbar’s Tomb…one of our country’s precious architectural marvels. The opportunity came during our prized winter vacation in Agra. We were returning from the Mariam’s Tomb towards Agra city taking the Agra Delhi Highway (NH2). Our journey was fairly quick, we had to turn around and … More Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

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A peek into PK’s Hideout in Delhi…The Enigmatic Ugrasen Baoli

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue I hope with the immense popularity of the Bollywood flick PK (directed by Rajkumar Hirani), all of you must be aware how the talented journo “Jaggu” (played by Anushka Sharma) dug out the alien PK’s (played by Aamir Khan) hideout at the Ugrasen Baoli in C.P. (Connaught Place), New Delhi. PK’s Hideout … More A peek into PK’s Hideout in Delhi…The Enigmatic Ugrasen Baoli

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Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi Part II

Rimi Mutsuddi Prologue Children were rolling in the sand. The boy with the bluish complexion, Kanha started playing his flute. He had sand dusts all over his hairs, cheeks and chin. The ladies who came to the bank of Yamuna for taking water in their earthen vessels were spell bounded by the melodious notes that … More Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi Part II

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Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue The lady was amazed to find the reflection of her little son on her lap on the blue waters of the Yamuna that flowed with murmuring swiftness across the picturesque Gokul. The lady was none other than Yashoda…It was the first time she had taken her little Krishna to the ghats of … More Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi

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Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part II

Rimi Mutsuddi Prologue The moos of the horses from the stable and loud trumpets of the war elephants in the royal pilkhana (a shed where war elephants stayed) announced the beginning of another day in the wee hours at the Royal Fort Complex at Fatehpur Sikri. They were about to move out to the adjoining … More Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part II

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Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

Rimi Mutsuddi Prologue “On a magnificent Friday evening, the fading rays of the day’s light were bathing the all white marble Taj Mahal with mystic orange delight. The emperor Shah Jahan was seated in his temporary royal tent looking at his ever busy engineers and their assistants hovering up and down the tomb-site. He had … More Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

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