Maps By Archana Pereira
This place is special to me because this is where I've grown up! Bengaluru, known as the Garden City of India, is located in the south of India and is known for its pleasant weather all year round. It is a beautiful combination of history and everything modern. It is also the IT hub of India and is also known as the Silicon Valley of the country. The city's pleasant climate, its tree lined streets and the presence of many beautiful parks such as Lalbagh and Cubbon Park makes it the Garden City of India. This illustrated map takes you on a trail around the various historic structures, the beautiful parks and lakes and some of the legendary eateries in the city.
This place is special to me because this happens to be my hometown!
Kerala, located in the south of India, is a land of rich green paddies, rivers and lagoons. It's often termed as " God's Own Country". The coastal plain is bordered on the east by a range of mountains in which spices such as pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom are grown for export. And this has attracted traders from all over the world. Fort Kochi is one such town in Kerala, which was ruled by the Portuguese from 1503 to 1682, followed by the Dutch till 1795, and then the British until the year India became independent. It is also home to the oldest European church in India which housed the gravestone of the explorer Vasco da Gama. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the largest art exhibition in India and the biggest contemporary art festival in Asia is held in this little heritage town.This is a heritage map taking you on a trail through the various historic structures, hidden cafes, boutique hotels and stores and the main streets of the city.