Category Archives: Rajasthan

The Land Of Royals, Jaisalmer

Steeped in sagas of royalty, bravery, conspiracy and scars from many wars, this city of sun, sand and ship of desert, has abundance of history, art, architecture, and desert adventures on offer for the inquisitive and intrepid travelers besides being … Continue reading

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Fast-tracking through Udaipur, The Venice of East

Meandering through the narrow crowded streets of this gorgeous old city, negotiating the sharp turns, taking in the little glimpses of  people and their way of life we rode around in a black and yellow auto-rickshaw bumping at obscure speed-breakers and protruding stones our … Continue reading

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An evening at Lake Pichola

“Blue, limpid, mighty, restless lakes God’s mirrors underneath the sky….” Lake Pichola shimmered with its azure waters reflecting like mirror, the equally gorgeous skies above… A large boat whisked us off , all eager tourists on a ride across the tranquil, picturesque and … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Of Royalty At City Palace, Udaipur

With whatever time we could squeeze out to visit Udaipur, in our long road trip from Rajasthan to Tamilnadu spread over a period of six days, we were left wanting for more…. Though old Udaipur is a maze of meandering narrow … Continue reading

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Guard at the Ganesh Dyodhi and the story of his “Moochh”

Most men have special place in their hearts for their moustaches. There are dialogues and sayings dedicated to moustaches… Uttpal Dutt, the veteran actor of yesteryear erupts into his famous dialogue “moochh nahi to kuch nahi” in the movie Golmaal. And … Continue reading

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A poetry in stone: Ranakpur

“Behen ji, ek shawl pehan lo….mandir me jaane nahi denge aapko!” You see, I was wearing a sleeveless kurti with chudidaar leggings and no dupatta…. At the ticket window of Ranakpur Jain Temple, one man cheekily informed me to take a shawl … Continue reading

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Oasis at Khuri

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery And there it was…A well….well-hidden under the muddy platform with an opening just large enough for only one pail at a time to reach in … Continue reading

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Keoladeo National Park

As a kid in Ghaziabad near Delhi, I remember, my father planning a visit to the sanctuary. I was a mere nine-year old then and my younger sister just six and we were very upset with our father, for dragging … Continue reading

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1971, Battle at Longewala

A cricket match between India and Pakistan  is no less than a war….emotions run high with people on either side praying for victory of their teams, betting high stakes or promising lavish parties post a win. The players are under huge … Continue reading

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Sun City: Jodhpur

A hot cup of coffee is my utmost requirement when I am tired and post my shopping adventure I sure was tired, famished and in no state to go searching for a coffee cafe near the “Clock tower” of Jodhpur though it has … Continue reading

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