Category Archives: Places of worship

Evening ferry



What: Boats ferrying people at the end of the day on the river Ganga
Where: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
When: December 2015

Photo credit: Bhim S
Camera: HTC Desire (phone)


Basilica on the hill


church mount mary basilica

What: The altar at Mount Mary in Bandra
Where: Mumbai, India
When: December 2013

Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5 (phone camera)

Traveller’s Tale: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, popularly known as Mount Mary, has been around since the 16th century. It’s a place I definitely make my way to whenever I am in the city – for its peaceful & serene ambience & a spot of celeb-gazing (if I’m lucky). More…

Boatmen on the Ganges


Dawn boatmen Ganges Ganga

What: Boatmen at dawn on the river Ganga (Ganges)
Where: Varanasi, India
When: September 2012

Photo credit: Madhura K
Camera: Samsung SIII (phone)

Traveller’s tale: At dawn, the boatmen ferry visitors and believers, alike to the ghats for the morning ‘Aarti’ (commonly known as the Ganga Aarti) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Upside down lotus


Jumma Masjid Ahd

What: A dome of the Jumma Masjid from the inside surrounded by lattice work stone screens
Where: Ahmedabad, India
When: September 2008

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-T10

Traveller’s tale: The Jumma Masjid is one of the largest in India, completed in the 15th century. While the size was expected, the intricate and beautiful carvings took our breath away. Every inch of stone was detailed with motifs that have resisted the vagaries of time and weather. It’s still in use as a place of worhip, today. More…

Art on glass


stained glass windows Barcelona church

What: A stained glass window in one of the numerous churches in the city
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: May 2011

Photo credit: Amrita S
Camera: Nikon D90

Traveller’s tale: Can’t remember which church this was, but the stained glass we saw all over the city was breathtaking.