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Take a break – rest at Adalaj ni Vav

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Resting platforms at the Adalaj ni Vav for travelers

Last Saturday, we had gone to Ahmedabad for some shopping and meeting friends. On the way we decided to take a little detour to see Adalaj ni vav. Continue reading

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Ahmedabad night heritage walk

During her last week in Ahmedabad, Mihika had planned a full Ahmedabad darshan for her mother and friends who were visiting her. I think it was for herself as well; as during the 3 months she was there she saw little of the city’s attractions :). And I joined them in one of the outings which was the night heritage walk organised by House of MG.

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Ahmedabad – heritage night walk – guide map

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Step back in time – The Royal Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

front facade of Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara

In front of the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace is my most visited place in Vadodara. Initially I knew of only a few places to see in Vadodara, so whenever somebody visited us, Laxmi Vilas Palace was the one place where we definitely took them. Last week was my 5th visit to the palace. Every time I go there, I come back thinking I should write about the palace and soon forget about it. But not this time :).

Named after the wife of Maharaja Sayaji Rao III, Laxmi vilas Palace combines the architecture of 4 religions – Hinduism, Sikh, Christianity and Islam – as you can see on the front façade itself! The clock tower of the ‘church’ is visible from long and far across Baroda. The tower, though, built for a clock, didn’t end up having it as the architect thought that the tick-tock of the clock will be very irritating for the royal family living in the palace. It has a red light which is lit up when the royal family is in the residence letting the people of Baroda know that the king is in town! 🙂 Continue reading

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