Tag: Asia

Shalimar Garden – Lahore

Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, the Shalimar Garden is located in the Pakistani city of Lahore. A blend of the Persian and Mughal architecture, it’s a beautiful garden with carefully made geometric layout and is famous for its intricate fretwork. The garden is terraced with three different levels. There are 401 fountains fed by a canal called Shah Nahar. There are many buildings in the Shalimar Garden. Some of them are Sawan Bhadum (pavilion), Naqar Khana, Khwabbagh (sleeping chambers), Hammam (Royal Bath) and Aiwan (Grand Hall). Along with the Lahore Fort, the Shalimar Gardens of Lahore are included in...

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The Bucket List IV: Angkor Wat

It was my kid sister’s birthday and I had to give her a gift. So I went to a book shop browsing for books to give her. It was there that I found this book called ‘World Famous Unsolved Mysteries’. Now I was generally curious about such things and wanted to read this book, but I had enough money for just one book. So what did I do? Well, I bought this book and gifted it to my sister, a great choice for a six year old! Many of the places mentioned in that book shaped the dreams of...

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The Bucketlist I : Petra- a rose-red city half as old as time

  It seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! Not virgin-white like that old Doric shrine, where erst Athena held her rites divine; Not saintly-grey, like many a minster fane, that crowns the hill and consecrates the plain; But rose-red as if the blush of dawn, that first beheld them were not yet withdrawn; The hues of youth upon a brow of woe, which Man deemed old two thousand years ago, match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,...

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