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Jaipur Forts – The Royal Heritage of Pink City

Jaipur Forts – The Royal Heritage of Pink City

Jaipur is also known as pink city of Rajasthan because most of the bazaars and houses in city are painted in Pink colour. Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and it is full of monuments likes forts & palaces, there are traditional bazaars as well as modern shopping complexes, there is something for everyone. In last two-three decades, the city has developed a lot and it had also became an important center for textile export as well as for handicraft products….

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Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

Hotel Shankar Kathmandu – Nepal

I traveled to Nepal twice, first time I went for a solo trip and the second time I took my parents. During my second trip, we stayed in Shankar hotel in Kathmandu. We stayed there for 3 nights.It was originally a palace built in 1894 for Gen. Jit Shumsher Rana and later on in 1964 converted into a hotel. I booked our rooms by sending a direct email to them and paid during our stay. The process of booking was…

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Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer’s Places to Visit – My Travel Itinerary

Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden city of India because its monuments and most of the houses in the city are made of yellow sand stone. It is an old city and main architect attraction is forts and Havelis. Winter months are the best time to visit Jaisalmer because in summers the temperature rises till 50 Celcius due to hot sand storms. I have decided to visit Jaisalmer in end December, which is peak tourism season in Rajasthan. I…

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Orchha Cenotaphs – Picture Perfect

Orchha Cenotaphs – Picture Perfect

As I wrote earlier that we reached Orchha in the morning as we came by overnight train from Delhi. The first day we explored the fort, Jahangir Palace, and river at the slow pace. Orchha cenotaphs we had seen from across the river during sunset. On the second day, we decided to visit Chhatris, which we had seen from across the river during sunset. When we reached the area and noticed there was no one except the gate keeper. He…

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Golconda Fort Hyderabad – Treasure of India

Golconda Fort Hyderabad – Treasure of India

I was in Hyderabad and on the first day I decided to visit Golconda Fort. We were staying in the city area and from hotel fort was some 12 km away. I decide to take an auto(Tuk-tuk)  instead of booking a taxi for the whole day. We easily got auto and in 45 minutes we reached there. We bought our tickets and entered inside the Golconda Fort Hyderabad. Garden after the first entry gate is well maintained. We crossed it…

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Orchha and It’s Fort Complex

Orchha and It’s Fort Complex

After traveling alone couple of times, finally, I was traveling two others girls. It’s always fun to travel in good company. I planned to travel by train to Jhansi, which is approx 15 km from Orchha. As usual, I suggested overnight trains (Journey is 6-7 hours from Delhi by train) and both of them agreed. I booked a train which was leaving at 11.00 PM and reaching at 5.30 AM, fortunately, our train got late 😉 and we reached at…

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Ajanta, Ellora Caves and Lonar Crater

Ajanta, Ellora Caves and Lonar Crater

This trip happened as one of my friend’s travel companion had ditched her twice for this trip and she had to cancel the trip / all bookings twice. One fine day when we were talking, I asked her to plan a trip to Ajanta Ellora caves and she promptly agreed. We finalized our itinerary and dates. We planned a 2 weeks trips trip to Maharastra and Ajanta Ellora Caves were an important part of it. We took an afternoon flight…

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Bhangarh Fort – India’s most haunted place

Bhangarh Fort – India’s most haunted place

Winter is the right time to explore places around Delhi, especially Rajasthan. It is cold but sunny and best to do outdoor activities. There are some excellent places around Delhi for short trips and Bhangarh Fort is one of that place. We combined Bhangarh fort with heritage hotel, Sariska Tiger Reserve because all these places are close by. I planned a trip to Bhangarh, Sariska and it’s surrounding area. We planned to go over the weekend for 3 days. Bhangarh…

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Guruvayur Temple and Cochin – Kerala

Guruvayur Temple and Cochin – Kerala

I have been planning to travel to Kerala for some time and I persuaded my parents to travel with me. We decided to start from Cochin and then move towards the south of Kerala. I checked for package tours and found a very good package on Kerala tourism’s website. It was economical package and meeting our requirements. We have decided to visit Guruvayur temple before starting our tour. I booked Cochin-Delhi flight and booked a taxi for Guruvayur temple town….

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Sarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

Sarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

How can I miss Sarnath Stupa, when I am in Varanasi. Sarnath is approx 12 km from Varanasi city and a day trip is best option to explore. One morning after breakfast, I decided to go to Sarnath stupa and hired an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) for going and return. It is the most popular & economical mode of transport. Autorickshaw charge around 500 for to & fro journey from Varanasi and wait for approx 3-4 hrs in Sarnath. I started…

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