Jain temple Ranakpur – a magnificence of spiritual serenity and artistic grace

Although Rajasthan is full of architectural marvel, Jain Temple of Ranakpore stands atop all. This Jain temple is a unique example of architectural brilliance and spiritual serenity combined into one. Actually there are several jain temples in Rajasthan. They all … Continued

3 days in Jaipur – how best to utilize

Jaipur keeps bemusing me. As a destination, it has so much to offer. However planned an itinerary we create, at the end we feel short of time. However, this time around, we did a trip to Jaipur wherein we spent 3 days … Continued

Beautiful wedding depiction at Bagore Ki Haveli

Every culture has it’s own particular rituals of wedding – some funny, some mesmerizing – all interesting. A hindu wedding is one of the most elaborate ones in the world. There are several stages and rituals that mark it. Colorful costumes, … Continued

The unconquered Nahargarh Fort , Jaipur

Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort and Amber fort are a trio of robust forts that once guarded together the kingdom of Amer. While Amer fort is located at lower hills, it is well guarded by Nahargarh fort and Jaigarh fort on either sides … Continued

Shilpgram : where art speaks to you

The name ‘Shilpgram’ means ‘village of art’. Shilpgram is exactly a village of art. It is a setup by government of India towards preserving and promoting traditional art and culture of Rajasthan and adjoining states. Shilpgram is located in Udaipur, … Continued

Our trip to Amer fort – a must visit in Jaipur

As we start planning our Jaipur trip, we start reading about the places to visit. Seems like Amer fort is one name that surfaces on the top everywhere indisputably. The more we read about it, the more excited we feel to visit here. … Continued

Kalka-Shimla Toy Train – breathtaking journey , must ride

The Kalka-Shimla Toy Train is a narrow gauge train that Runs for a stretch of 90kms (around 60miles) from Kalka to Shimla, climbing more than 4800 feets!. On it’s route, it crosses ~103 tunnels, 800 bridges and 900 curves! There … Continued

A day in the royal city of Mysore / Mysuru

We went on a day trip from Bangalore to Mysuru/Mysore in July 2010. And it was quiet a well spent day. Mysore is a major weekend getaway from Bangalore. Since, it is conveniently located at a driving distance of 2.5 hours … Continued

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