Inspiring, beautiful, raw, ugly India

Tips for Traveling in Rajasthan, India I’ve recently remapped a journey I took in India back in 2007. For those new to my blog, I’m fairly well-travelled (although the list keeps growing). I have both slummed it as a backpacker on a 6-month adventure through South America & Europe and lived-it-up with luxury stays in […]


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.  Jodhpur has lots to offer, at this point we are juts taking the advice of our driver.  Not sure if its overwhelm, travel fatigue or just compliance. He has recommended various attractions such as Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Desert […]

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 […]


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 […]

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