Latest post, Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove-A tree of faith called Rohida

Thursday tree love is a fortnightly feature on Parul’s blog where we share a picture of a tree that fascinated us. Join us in this blog linky on alternate Thursdays and share your pics too.… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove-A tree of faith called Rohida

Latest post, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

#TravelTales – Patwonji ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

|| Jaisalmer | Rajasthan | Shonar Qila | Golden Fort | Rajasthan | Thar Desert | Patwon ki haveli | Tourism | Travel | Architecture | Golden Sandstone | Jharokhas ||… Read More #TravelTales – Patwonji ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Guestblog, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

#MyMojo – Solo travel tips at Tijara Fort by Swati Rai

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

mixed bag, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

Visiting the Courtyard of Maidens 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

Guestblog, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

Once upon a time in Jaipur [ #Guestpost ]

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 ]

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel Tales

[Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

2012: I was on my first ever trip to Udaipur – one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan on the tourist circuit. I found it to be charming, friendly and thrumming with a very joyful vibe. Its pretty famous for the Lake Pichola and the Lake palace hotel managed by the Taj group of… Read More [Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel Tales

[X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

Xenedocheionology owes its origin to the Greek language and according to Phrontistery means the love of hotels. I loved this word a lot and it made writing my X post for #atoz quite easy as there are a number of places which I must mention for their uniqueness in terms of hospitality and the wow factor… Read More [X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|

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|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, mixed bag, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#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|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[L] Leather that weathers 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|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel Tales

[J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013 – I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan with a photography club to shoot the famous camel fair which is an annual affair. My first impression was that there are more photographers than camel 😉 At the opening ceremony of the festivities, I was all set to watch a performance of the traditional Kalbelia dance –… Read More [J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, mixed bag, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #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 |

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[A] April Fools | #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 |

Food Bytes, Travel Tales

Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

A visit to the annual Pushkar fair (held during the month of November) had been much awaited from my end for years. 2013 was the year when the wait was over and I finally got an opportunity to join a group of photographers who were traveling there. Most people came back with multi-pronged images of… Read More Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

Stop over @ Rawla Narlai!

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!

My View

My Marilyn Monroe moment!!!!!

Ask any woman worth her salt what is the most important part of her beauty regime; chances are she will answer, “Depilation”!! All that unwanted fuzz must be rid of every month; come rain or snow! Wait!! did I say SNOW!!? Come winters, I dread taking a bath. The cold bathroom floor, tepid water from… Read More My Marilyn Monroe moment!!!!!

My View

Twenty twelve!!

Finally the year has ended but not the world. The soothsayers and their ilk are now in the pursuit of new doomsday theories, since the last one failed to impress! Every year, at the beginning of the new year, I look back on the year gone by to see how had it been for me. And… Read More Twenty twelve!!

Photorama, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

Colors of devotion at the Gangaur festival in Udaipur!!

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!!