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THE FORGOTTEN PALACE OF CHARKHARI

Charkhari, located in Bundelkhand region, is the best stopover destination to visit Orchha, Panna and Khajuraho   Charkhari is a non-descript town, in the middle of nowhere, around 160-odd km from Jhansi on National Highway 76 in Mahoba district of Bundelkhand region. Most of the Bundelkhand region is bound by …

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DATIA PALACE: NO ONE EVER OCCUPIED IT

Datia Palace, on NH 44, is one of the best examples of amalgamation of Indo-Islamic architecture It is not every day that you chance upon monuments like Datia Palace as we did during our road journey to Jabalpur on National Highway 44. We had travelled around 75 km ahead of …

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JAJAU KI SERAI: YOU CAN’T REST AT THIS REST HOUSE

Jajau Ki Serai, around 35 km from Agra, is a Mughal-era monument We have always preferred road journeys as these give one an opportunity to explore and experience the uncharted. On one such trip, on National Highway 44, travelling between Agra and Gwalior, we found remnants of an old serai …

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NURPUR FORT: AN UNKNOWN JEWEL

Chanced upon the Nurpur Fort and an ancient Krishna Temple on way to the hills It is not every day that you chance upon a hidden jewel like Nurpur Fort on way to spend a quiet holiday in the hills. Well, so it happened with me. The happenstance, though it …

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KANGRA HILL TRAIN: CHUGGING THROUGH THE HILLS

A trip aboard Kangra Hill Train, covering 142-km and stopping at 28 stations, is an offbeat rail experience with a number of interesting places on way My maiden trip on the Kalka-Simla Toy Train as a 15-year-old was an experience of a lifetime so much so that I have narrated …

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