Posts by Alok Tiwari

Remembering My First Gandhi Legacy Tour

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Remembering My First Gandhi Legacy Tour

My first Gandhi Legacy Tour, was in 2000, only the third ever, and I didn’t have a grey hair then. India and Pakistan had a war in Kargil sector of Kashmir in the middle of the year. The hyper-sensitive tourist business took a nosedive. I, as a free-lance tourist guide, was out of work. Three precious months of tourism, starting October, in north India were gone but I hardly had any work.  Then I heard from the Indian agency that was newly handling the operations of the Gandhian Legacy Tour. It was of such high importance that the owner of the agency was supposed to escort the group. However, closer to the date, he had to travel abroad during that period so he...

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Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Legacy Tour Kolhapur to Pune

Day 3. On the road from Kolhapur to Pune. Visiting Aga Khan Palace.   Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building, featuring Italian arches and spacious lawns, is considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi. It is also the place were Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai breathed their last breath. In 2003, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the Palace as a monument of national importance. Share us...

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