Kai Po Che !

The landlord of the house where we are staying proudly leads us up a narrow stairway, past the two floors. The entire house is strewn with furniture of the kind we would exhibit with a view that generates a sense of envy in our neighbours. The walls are a veritable gallery of beautiful paintings and exquisite artifacts.

jagdip mehta house @lemonicks.com

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Adalaj ni Vav in Ahmedabad

Adalaj ni Vav or Adalaj stepwell was the first place we visited after landing in Ahmedabad the previous evening. We were staying in a Heritage house in old town and were advised to hire an auto to take us places to see in Ahmedabad.

I had heard about its magnificent carving but did not know it has a very interesting story behind it as well!

My instant reaction on seeing it was a “Wow” instead of Vav. 🙂

Adlaj vav @lemonicks.com

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Sky full of kites

This week I came back from Ahmedabad. Every year the city celebrates International Kite Festival on a grand scale on 14th of January, the day Hindus celebrate Makar Sankranti.

People come here from many countries to fly kites. Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, China…. oh too many! You can see kites in all colors, shapes and sizes. The children come to see their favourites like Jellyfish, Dolphin, Bat, Superman, Butterfly etc. Some of these kites carry messages too.

As the name suggests, the sky was full of kites and enthusiasm and the people in thousands cheered them up.
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