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Sutli (Suta) Kabab ~ Beef Kabab tied with Thread

November 27, 2013 10 comments

Sutli (Suta) Kabab

Beef Kabab tied with Thread

Sutli (Suta) Kababs at Adam's Kabab Shop, Phears Lane, Calcutta

Sutli (Suta) Kababs at Adam’s Kabab Shop, Phears Lane, Calcutta

Its really a melt in the mouth experience!!! kababs so soft that it needs to be tied around the skewer with threads, and hence the name Sutli kabab or Suta Kabab.

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Hadal Narayanpur ~ Amazing Terracotta Beyond Bishnupur

November 20, 2013 4 comments

Hadal Narayanpur

Amazing Terracotta Beyond Bishnupur

See also: Bishnupur Temple Town and Beyond Bishnupur

Bushnupur has always been considered as the Terracotta capital of West Bengal. But the terracotta temple art have spread far beyonds the limits of Bishnupur and several of the villages surrounding Bishnupur houses many spectacular terracotta temples.

Mandal Mansion, Hadal Narayanpur

Mandal Mansion, Hadal Narayanpur

Joypur, Dihar, Bahulara, Gokulnagar and Sonamukhi definitely deserves a mention but the village thats stands out is Hadal Narayanpur. This twin villages has the distinction of housing several terracotta temples with the most intricate and delicate carvings.

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Pundooah (Hooghly), Minar and Masjid

November 13, 2013 16 comments

Pundooah (Hooghly)

Minar (Tower) and Masjid (Mosque)

Pundooah, the name normally refers to the twin city of Gour, now in Malda, which was once the capital of Bengal. Much closer to Calcutta, in the district of Hooghly lie another Pundooah. Both these places contain interesting historical relics.

Pundooah Minar and Bais Darwaza Masjid, Pundooah. Hooghly

Pundooah Minar and Bais Darwaza Masjid, Pundooah. Hooghly

The smaller version, at Hooghly, contains a five-storied minar (tower) and the ruins of an ancient mosque. It is just 61 km from Howrah and can be reached by the Burdwan Local via main line in one and half hour.

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Ramappa Temple, Palmpet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

November 6, 2013 9 comments

Ramappa Temple, Palmpet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Gem of Kakatiya Architecture

See also: FAM (familiarization) tour of Hyderabad and Warangal

12 Dancing Girls (Mnadkinis) Sculptures of Ramappa temple, Palampet, Warangal

12 Dancing Girls (Mnadkinis) Sculptures of Ramappa temple, Palampet, Warangal

A dozen elegant female dancers striking different poses will welcome you to the temple. Each with their flowing clothes, intricate jewelery and not to mention the amazing facial expression will be part of the grand entry. This is Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.

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