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Abdul Rahim Khan – i – Khanan’s Tomb, Delhi

June 25, 2014 5 comments

Abdul Rahim Khan – i – Khanan’s Tomb, Delhi

A tomb stripped of its beauty and grace

About a 100 meter south of the Humayun Tomb Complex and at the entrance of Nizamuddin East colony, lies the tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan – i Khanan.

Abdul Rahim Khan i Khanan's Tomb, Delhi

Abdul Rahim Khan i Khanan’s Tomb, Delhi

Located in a large complex, the tomb looks decapitated and abandoned. Only traces of sandstone and marble can be found on the outer walls of the Tomb, it seems the tomb has been striped of its ornamentation.

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Safdarjung’s Tomb, the last flicker of lamp of Mughal Architecture

June 19, 2014 6 comments

Safdarjung’s Tomb

The last flicker of lamp of Mughal Architecture

Located at the heart of Delhi, the Safdarjung’s Tomb is the last of the Mughal styled mausoleum, complete with the Mughal style charbagh garden.

Safdarjung's Tomb, Delhi

Safdarjung’s Tomb, Delhi

Safdarjung’s mausoleum is built in the lines of the Humayun’s mausoleum, the first example of mature Mughal Architecture in India. Sadly Safdarjung’s mausoleum, lacks the beauty, grace and elegance of its former counterpart.

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Chasing the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train

June 11, 2014 28 comments

Chasing Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train

Kurseong – Mahanadi

See also: FAM (Familiarization) Tour of Cochrane Place, Kurseong

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train is a narrow gauge railway running between New Jalpaiguri (100 mts) and Darjeeling (2200 mts). The train attends the highest altitude at Ghum Railway Station (2258 mts).

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Kurseong, The Land of White Orchid

June 4, 2014 25 comments

Kurseong

The Land of White Orchid

See also: FAM (Familiarization) Tour of Cochrane Place, Kurseong

Kurseong, has always lived in the shadows of his more illustrious sister Darjeeling, considered as the queen of the hills. Kurseong, literally meaning the land of the white orchid, has always been a quick stop for a bite of momo and a gulp of tea, for tourists heading for Darjeeling.

Darjeeling Himalayan (DHR) Toy Train, Kurseong Station

Darjeeling Himalayan (DHR) Toy Train, Kurseong Station

From the rolling tea gardens to the towering Kanchanjunga and from the magnificent churches to the quiet little monasteries, Kurseong is a interesting mix of nature and heritage and can be an ideal weekend destination for tourists from Kolkata.

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