Jantar Mantar: Delhi’s Open Air Observatory

Jantar Mantar: Delhi’s Open Air Observatory

Jantar Mantar, also known as Delhi Observatory, is a group of large red and white stone structures (or yantras) built in the 18th century to perform astronomical and astrological calculations. It was designed by Jai Singh II, ruler of Jaipur, and was the first of five...

The roads of Delhi

The drivers in Delhi must be some of the best in the world. Here in the UK all we have to do is to obey a few rules, and look around us to make sure everyone else is following the rules too, but in Delhi it is a whole different ball game… Firstly, there is the...
Tourists Welcome at the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

Tourists Welcome at the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

The busy and vibrant Kapaleeshwarar Temple is the oldest place of worship in Chennai (formerly Madras). Although the current temple complex was built around the 16th century, it is believed that there has been a temple on the site since the 8th century....