Betwa River and Ram Raja Temple, Orchha, India

India: A Walk Around the Town of Orchha

We visited, a small, charming town of Orchha, where most travelers make a short stop to break the long drive to the magnificent temple town of Khajuraho. What makes it worth a stop for many are its grand temples as well as its medieval forts and palaces built in the 16th and 17th centuries by Bundela dynasty. However, we were feeling so “templed-out”... Read more
The Visvanath Temple, Khajuraho, India

The Temples of Khajuraho

They are exquisite temples with some of the finest temples arts in the world. They are built as a place where Gods love to play. They are well-admired for their intricately carved statues of  Hindu gods, deities, mythological beings and ordinary humans, but it is for their erotic sculptures that they are more famous for. Erotism in... Read more
Women praying in Ganges River, Varanasi India

Varanasi: Morning Rituals on the Ganges River

It was a chilly November pre-dawn in Varanasi when we made our way back to the Ganges River to witness the morning rituals in this holiest city of India. We found the evening rituals very spiritual, poignant and fascinating and looked forward to witnessing the morning observance. It turned out even more fascinating. Our morning boat ride... Read more
Aarti Ceremony, Varanasi, India

Varanasi: Evening Rituals on the Ganges River

Some people have asked us where the most fascinating place we have ever traveled. There are way too many.  But one that tops the list is the city of Varanasi, the holiest city in India. Situated along the bank of the sacred Ganges River, Varanasi is a place where Hindus aim to visit once in a... Read more
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Photo Pick: The Taj Mahal

Our first glimpse of the famous tomb. It took our breath away. Read more