Travel and Tourism

Sun, stone and water: Rajon ki baoli, Mehrauli
A hidden subterranean treasure in the wilderness of Mehrauli Archaeological Park, this 'baoli' showcases a stone structure built for water; cool & serene under the hot Delhi sun. sabitakaushal posted 4 years 11 months ago
Rajon ki baoil' in Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi (Source: IWP)
Step back in time into 'Ugrasen ki baoli'
Hidden amidst the crushing madness of Delhi's life, this stepwell offers a glimpse of a monument centred around water which is both fascinating and 'past' functional. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago
The old and the new: Ugrasen 'baoli' against the backdrop of Delhi.
Water treated royally in Mandu's Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace)
It was not enough for the Mughals to just harvest rainwater but the structure needed to form a lilting backdrop to life in their palaces as exemplified by the Jahaz Mahal. What can we learn from it? chicu posted 5 years 3 months ago
An intricate set of curlicues set in the floor leads rainwater from the roofs to a tank in Jahaz Mahal, Mandu
Enter ‘leg first’ in water-bound Kangra Fort
Also known as Nagarkot and Kot Kangra, this fort in Himachal Pradesh barely survived the deadly earthquake of 1905. It's broken stones still whisper stories of its water-rich heritage. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 5 months ago
Ruins of the Kangra fort whisper the story of a bygone era
Hidden waters in Panhalgarh Fort
Have a glimpse at how water, food and natural defense were an integral part of this fort built in the Sahyadri mountains, northwest of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 7 months ago
Stone arches hide a 'bavdi' in Panhalgarh Fort
The big, blue spot in India's 'Golden City'
Ghadsisar pond in Jaisalmer holds many tales of dedication and love from an era gone by. It also symbolises how water was valued over caste and class. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 7 months ago
A view of the Ghadsisar
Golden city around the pond
Amritsar is as famous for the 'sarovar' surrounding the Golden Temple as it is for the Harmandir Sahib itself but how much do you know about this water body, which has a capacity of 31,000 gallons? Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 8 months ago
A devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar
Get drenched in the Himalayas!
Bhagsunag Falls in McLeod Ganj, Sahastradhara in Dehradun, and Kempty Falls near Mussoorie have long histories. We give you the the full lowdown, tips on what to do and how to get there. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 8 months ago
Bhagsunag in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala