Tornos is an experiential tour company operating primarily in the north & central India since 1994 with our own offices at many places and handpicked representations at many others. The travel genre in which we specialise include, Gastronomy, History, Culture and Craft, and all of these are offered through immersive travel experiences with well-researched knowledge about each subject. Read more about us…
This is a destination resource website on Lucknow and its nearby areas as Tornos’ tribute to the city where it was born, grew up and flourished – Lucknow is a non-touristy Indian city that prides itself in having inherited a fabulous history, culture, cuisine & craft spanning over 425 evident years. It has been Tornos’ endeavour to make this touristically lesser known Indian city known to the world and help visitors understand it better and connect to it more intrinsically…
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Astronomy in Awadh – Tare Wali Kothi
‘Tare Wali Kothi’, (also Tara Wali Kothi) meaning ‘Mansion of Stars’, the observatory was ordered to be made on the lines of England’s Greenwich Observatory, by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider and charge was given to one Lt. Col Richard Wilcox. Wilcox was given the post of a Royal Astronomer in the court of Nasir-ud-Din Haider.