In Orchha there are three large independent palaces representing three distinct periods. Thefirst palace was Ramji Mandir,begun by Rudra Pratap in 1501 and continued into the reign of his successor Bharti Chand(1531-54). The second palace was Raj Mandir, built upon anisland within the River Betwa by Madhukar Shah(1554-92) throughout the period of his reign and possibly into that of his son Ram Shah(1592-1605). The third palace is JahangirMahal,constructed in honour of the Mughal emperor by Bir Singh Deo from 1605, ... read more
Just 18 km from Keylong on the right bank of Chandra river, the subdivisional headquarters, an imposing 8 storeyed structure, the fort of Gondla seems to guard the road. The location of royal houses of the village is interesting. In the month of July a fair is held when Lamas dance & enjoy. The Gompa of this village has historical significance and the fair attracts a large number of visitors. The residence of the Thakur of Gondla is a building of its own kind in the entire Lahaul valley and is worth a visit. Known ... read more
These ruins of the fort built by Portuguese is a reminder of their occupation on the islands. Bassein Fort (Basin) also known, as Vasai Fort is an important sea fort located in Bassein, present day Vasai. Built by Bahadur Shah, sultan of Gujarat, it was initially one of a chain of forts intended to guard the coast against the Portuguese and the pirates. Bassein, however, fell into many hands such as- the Portuguese, the Marathas and finally the British. In the course of time Bassein became a flourishing shipbuildin... read more
Ensconced deep in the heart of the city, at Shivajinagar, is a 8th century rock-cut temple. Reminiscent of Ellora, the temple has been painstakingly hewn from a single rock and houses massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull.
This Rajasthani-style building showcases a one-man collection of some of the most fascinating Indian artifacts one can ever get to see. Among 36 sections full of antiques, carved palace doors, miniatures, the 'Mastani Mahal' is particularly famous. Mastani was the mistress of
The Parvati Temple was the erstwhile private shrine of the Peshwa rulers. Now it is a popular tourist spot, with the Parvati and Devdeveshwar temples standing atop a hill and also the Parvati Museum which houses replicas of ancient paintings, old manuscripts, weapons and coins.
Kasturba Gandhi Smriti Mandir - This beautiful building with salons and suites, is a great historical landmark. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders of the Indian National Congress were imprisoned during the 1942 Quit India Movement. Here lies the samadhi of Kasturba Gandhi, the Mahatma's wife.
An old British fort was located at north of Colaba, so the area north of Colaba is known as Mumbai Fort. There are a lot of imposing buildings from Mumbai's golden period here. Among many, the St. Johns Church is a striking building in the fort area, which is worth to visit. The church has been dedicated to the warriors who laid down their lives in the Sindh campaign of 1838 and the first Afghan war of 1843. This area has now been established as a commercial centre of Mumbai. So the area is jam-packed with commuter... read more