‘Pari Mahal’ or the Palace of Fairies built by Jahangir’s grandson, Dara Shikoh is perched on top of the Zarbawan mountain range, overlooking the Dal Lake in Srinagar and really lives up to its name.
Did you know that the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt was a big collector of Mughal curios. He even did a series of portraits of Mughal rulers like Jehangir and Shah Jahan who were his contemporaries!
In today’s mad, mad world, ‘Pagal
Panthi’ is a term used to describe lighthearted, ‘crazy’ behaviour. But, history will surprise you with a curious origin for the term.
The Bhojeshwar temple near Bhopal boasts of having the tallest shivling in India! So why doesn’t it figure in the list of the famous Shiva temples- the 12 mystical jyortirlingas?
The city of Ahmedabad, is home to an architectural marvel which continues to flummox architects the world over. Little is known about Ahmedabad’s vibrating minarets built in the 15th century.
The concept of ‘zero’ came from India, but do you know
that until last year, a temple in a Gwalior Fort had the oldest mention of zero in the world? Now the jury is divided...
On the royal dining table at Gwalior’s Jai Mahal palace, you will find a toy train made of silver that serves you at your seat.
Not sugary sweet and yet sumptuous, the famous Bengali dessert sandesh is unique in many ways. Here is the story behind it!
Deciphering the history of Greek rulers in India, through ancient coins