MANDAWA

The ‘Open Air Museum’ In 12 Hours We had been to Churu earlier. When we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we had to include another Shekhawati town. Mandawa was our fourth & last destination. We left our Jodhpur hotel after breakfast. Jodhpur to Mandawa was close to 330Continue reading “MANDAWA”

Jodhpur

The Blue City In 36 Hours We had been to Jodhpur earlier but never together. When we were drawing up our itinerary for the Rajasthan road trip, we knew we had to include the blue city. It was our third destination. We left our Udaipur home stay after breakfast. Our first halt was Ranakpur (94Continue reading “Jodhpur”

Udaipur In Three Days

Recently, a classmate reached out to get a three-day itinerary for Udaipur. As we dug through our emails, photographs, and memories, we couldn’t help compiling an itinerary of the city of lakes… Day 1 – City Palace Museum, Jagdish Mandir, Bagore Ki Haveli & Lake Pichola Start at the City Palace Museum. It opens atContinue reading “Udaipur In Three Days”

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

A half-day excursion to Sarnath “Buddham Saranam Gacchami. Dhammam Saranam Gacchami. Sangham Saranam Gacchami.” (“I go to the Buddha for refuge. I go to the Dhamma for refuge. I go to the Sangha for refuge.”) We have been drawn towards Buddhism for a long time now. As we visited places like Bhutan, Ladakh & Spiti,Continue reading “Buddham Saranam Gacchami”

Bali Basics

Before we headed to Bali, we had a lot of confusion about its geography & location. Was it an island? Was it a part of Indonesia? How big was it? Blame it on ignorance. And, there’s no better antidote for ignorance than travel. Once we’d been there, many contacted us when they were planning theirContinue reading “Bali Basics”

Beat the Heat!

Come April & the Sun starts its mercilessness on the hapless souls of the National Capital Region. Right till September, it becomes a matter of hot, very hot & unbearably hot. In these six months, at least one getaway is needed to cooler environs. Aren’t we thankful that the Himalayas are a stone’s throw away?Continue reading “Beat the Heat!”

KHAJURAHO – A PHOTO-LOG

Madhya Pradesh must be the most underrated tourist destination in India. The centrally-located state has nature, heritage, & art. Yet, we neither hear much about it nor see family & friends visiting MP. We ourselves were oblivious of all that the state has to offer till we made our way there. On our maiden trip,Continue reading “KHAJURAHO – A PHOTO-LOG”

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 6

I’d expected more grandeur from one so famous.