Chausath Yogini Temple Hirapur

There are only five Chausath Yogini (64 Yogini) temples in India which are located in Khajuraho, Hirapur (Bhubaneswar), Ranipur (Jharial), Morena, and Bhedaghat. The very first 64 Yogini or Chausath Yogini temple that I had ever visited was in Khajuraho. That one was unique since that is the only square Chausath Yogini temple also this … Continue reading Chausath Yogini Temple Hirapur

Kolkata Port Trust Maritime Heritage Centre

Honestly, I never knew there were so many museums in Kolkata. I wanted to do a consolidated blog with all the museums of the city and while researching I realized that there are far too many to fit them into a single blog. So the next best option would be to cover some of the … Continue reading Kolkata Port Trust Maritime Heritage Centre

Dhanyakuria – Castle Village of Bengal

So being a travel blogger during a lockdown is not a good idea since I don’t mind admitting that I have got zero travel assignments in the last year since the pandemic had started. Initially, I was struggling to generate blog content but then I realized that I have enough stock material that could last … Continue reading Dhanyakuria – Castle Village of Bengal

Chandraketugarh – The Forgotten Bengal Empire

My paternal grandmother was an avid storyteller and during the mid-80’s when Calcutta was constantly suffering from daily dosages of load shedding which in plain and simple terms means power cut due to excess demand these stories used to work like a charm. The darkrooms are only lit by kerosene lamps and my grandmother constantly … Continue reading Chandraketugarh – The Forgotten Bengal Empire

Falta Dutch Fort

“Ekhane bagher khancha chilo. Jara bodmasi korto tader ei bagher khachey fele dawa hoto” (There used to be a tiger cage right here and people who used to do bad things would be thrown inside the cage) muttered the boy of around ten years of age as he explained the functionality of the old structures … Continue reading Falta Dutch Fort

Komagata Maru Memorial Budge Budge

Long before the border walls between Mexico and the USA or the European Migration Crisis something terrible had happened right in our own country and to make it more specific it happened in Bengal under the British Raj. A group of Sikh passengers on board a ship named Komagata Maru was barred from entering Canada … Continue reading Komagata Maru Memorial Budge Budge

Locating Fort Budge Budge And Fort Makwa Tana

The moment someone thinks about forts and Calcutta the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is that of Fort William and if that person has some interest in the history of the city then probably would also mention the old Fort William that was once destroyed by the army of Siraj ud-Daulah. This blog … Continue reading Locating Fort Budge Budge And Fort Makwa Tana