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Jaisalmer

Travel through the Jaisalmer desert to this sandstone citadel, a trading centre for the nomadic people of the area. Explore the markets hidden among the twisting alleys and take an overnight camel safari out into the dunes. Spend a whole night or an evening in the Thar Desert at Jaisalmer and enjoy Camel Safari, Musical evening, Rajasthani […]

Jodhpur (The Blue City)

Soak up fantastic views of India’s ‘Blue City’ from the Mehrangarh Fort ramparts.

Karni Mata Temple

This temple is about 30km from Bikaner on the way to Jodhpur. We went because of the curiosity and it was on the way. There were a lot more rats than I had expected. There are several feeding areas for the rats. Be prepared for the sight, smell and the experience of walking barefoot on […]

Udaipur

Beside shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravalli Hills stretching away in every direction, Udaipur has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, colourful streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charms. Udaipur’s tag […]

Galta Ji (Monkey Temple)

A pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, is located only 10km away from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, the temple complex encompasses natural fresh water springs and 7 holy ‘kunds’ or water tanks. Among these kunds, the ‘Galta Kund’, is the holiest one and is believed to never get dry. A spring […]

Holi Festival of Colours

Holi is a period of joyous festivity where people sprinkle colours to welcome the spring which is also the season of romantic love. Although its a primarily Hindu festival many other communities join in too. It is customary on this day to visit friends and relations with sweets and colour. This festival also has many […]

Jaipur (The Pink City)

The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Discover the enchanting Hawa Mahal and travel to the old capital of Amber to see the hillside palace complex. Hawa Mahal (palace of the winds) is one of the first things we saw as we drove into Jaipur.  This is considered as one piece of architect and smart thinking. Hawa […]

Holy City of Pushkar

Pushkar has a magnetism all of its own – it’s quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. It’s a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town and devout Hindus should visit at least once in their lifetime. The town curls around a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It also has one of […]

Taj Mahal

We hired a private driver in Delhi for the next 3 weeks to ensure we can get to all the locations we want to see. After a 5 hour drive to Agra we checked into our hotel to get an early night ready for our visit to the Taj Mahal the next day. The Taj Mahal […]

Kashmir

After a fairly difficult few days in Delhi we decided to visit a travel agent and book a tour out of the city.  We envisioned yoga, meditating and cooking classes in the mountains followed by a rafting trip down the ganges river. The travel agent informed us it was not the right time of year […]

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