Author - Srinivasa Shenoy

BEYOND LUMBINI – Kapilavastu

Every tour operator would suggest a day trip to Lumbini to ‘sight-see’ the grand stupas / monasteries of different countries around the Maya devi temple. Lo! Your tick on the checklist for Lumbini is done. That’s such a tragedy! If you yearn to absorb the history of Buddha and walk in the footsteps of time,...

The “Other” Pyramids of Egypt

The “Tourist” to Egypt will have no idea of the ‘Other’ non-glamourous Pyramids of the Ancient Civilization of Egypt! But for the Experience Traveller, the Pyramids of Saqqara and Dashur will indeed have more charm – they predate the Pyramids of Giza and show the interesting history of the development of ‘True’ Pyramids! And...

The Hidden Gems of Saqqara

Travelers usually feel that their trip to Egypt is complete with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Nile Cruise! Alas beyond these iconic (and well marketed) experiences, we miss out on the not so usual destinations – which are equally beautiful and historic! One of these off-the-beat destination is Saqqara. However, even...

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