Monthly Archives: June 2019

Taj Mahal: Exploring Mughal mausoleum architecture

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan as a memorial for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every year, a few million tourists come to visit Agra to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal. When we visited the Taj Mahal, we were […]

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Understanding our legacy of tea cultivation in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a popular hill station situated in the north of West Bengal. It is spread over a steep mountain ridge and surrounded by vast tea plantations. Besides its splendid views of the Khangchendzonga Reserve, Darjeeling is famous for Buddhist monasteries and colonial structures. In addition, it is known for producing the finest of teas, […]

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Mysuru Palace: A study in how architecture narrates history

Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysuru (earlier known as Mysore) is famous for the production of sandalwood and silk textiles. The city is also known for its variety of tourist destinations. One of its chief attractions is the Mysuru Palace. Since it is one of the most-visited monuments of India, we decided […]

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