Today Swati Rai talks about one of her solo travels to the most recently opened Neemrana properties – Tijara Fort in Alwar, Rajasthan. Read on her tips on things to do and quite not to do… Read More #MyMojo – Solo travel tips at Tijara Fort by Swati Rai
Cenotaph are the monuments built in the memory of a deceased soldier/warrior who might have died in a war elsewhere. A cenotaph might be an empty tomb at times because of this. I decided to explore the Royal cenotaph at Ahar which is a small town, 2-3 kms from Udaipur. This place serves as the… Read More Paying homage to the Royals at Ahar Cenotaph in Udaipur
The courtyard of maidens or the saheliyon ki baari in Udaipur is one of the quiet corners in the city. Its a great place to simply chill a bit in nature. Lush pink bougainvillea blooms can be found all over in this park with a pond of lilies, quietly guarded by a charming elephant sculpture.… Read More Visiting the Courtyard of Maidens in Udaipur
Today’s guestpost is by Anjali of Safarnama who is a qunitessential traveller and loves to share her unique travel experiences with her readers. In this post she has covered a trip to Jaipur and all its delightful sights and sounds! … Read More Once upon a time in Jaipur [ #Guestpost ]
2013: I had taken my parents off to a Rajasthan travel trip. Our itinerary read New Delhi-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Rawla Narlai- Udaipur – New Delhi. This was like a ten-day long trip and we did everything from train, to by road to flight and from staying in five-star hotels, to desert camps to a boutique havelli to a… Read More [W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|
2013: I was meandering on the streets of Pushkar, dodging the army of photographers who had descended in locust proportions onto the city (Oh yeah, I was one of them too 😉 ) Nearing a large open field full of camels, the soft strains of a stringed instrument reached my ears and I started to look… Read More [R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|
Do you know what these are? I didn’t at first when I chanced upon them as I was meandering the streets of Pushkar. But these leather object caught my attention for sure. In fact the whole of Pushkar streets was filled with shops full of items made out of leather in all shades, shapes and… Read More [L] Leather that weathers in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|
Indian roads never disappoint with their logic defying mind teasing sights like an entire family of eight on a two-wheeler or a truck with things hanging from all sides like slippers (to ward off evil eye) or lemon and chillies (evil eye) or even women’s hair decorations or motorcycles with elaborate decor, etc. The colours,… Read More [I] Innovation in India |#atozchallenge 2017|
Cruising on NH-8 towards Shekhawati on one sunny January morning, we passed by fields of golden bouquets of mustard flowers, waving their heads merrily in welcome. Ofcourse we stopped to hop into the fields and pose and preen. Aiming to reach our destination in five hours (homestay manager had estimated 3-4 hours drive), we made… Read More [E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #atozchallenge 2017
While visiting Shekhawati, my homestay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. Intrigued, I set out for an amazing… Read More [B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |
** April fools day falls on 1st April everywhere and is celebrated by playing jokes/pranks on each other. ** India is exceedingly rich in heritage treasures – be it monuments, textiles, culture or artifacts we have some of the most exquisite hand crafted treasures. But sadly we lack the sense, pride, joy or the finances to… Read More [A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |
The quiet of the early morning was broken by a symphony of bird song – the garrulous babblers , the raucously screeching parakeets, the meditative hoots of the doves, the sharp trill of the fruit birds mingled with those of the sun bird, the melody of the bulbuls and the shrill calling of the squirrels.… Read More Stop over @ Rawla Narlai!
Kumbhalgarh fort near Udaipur is said to be one of the most unpenentrable forts in Rajasthan. It holds the distinction of being a UNESCO world heritgae site. Its also the birth place of Maharana Pratap… Read More Majestic Kumbhalgarh
Gangaur is a huge festival in the Indian state of Rajasthan & announces coming of spring. Its a festival of rich traditions, decked with loads of colour.… Read More Colors of devotion at the Gangaur festival in Udaipur!!