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Bikaner’s Places to See in One Day

Bikaner’s Places to See in One Day

While we were traveling to Jaisalmer and I decided to break our journey. We stayed one night in Bikaner before moving to Jaisalmer. I and my friend traveled by our beloved Indian Railways (I prefer train if the airport is more than 100 Km from the city). We traveled by overnight train from Delhi and reached Bikaner next day early morning. As usual, I have advanced booked our hotel and upon arrival they gave us early check in. We had…

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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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Mesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

Mesmerizing Jaswant Thada – Taj of Marwar

I was on the top of Mehrangarh Fort and noticed a beautiful white color structure on the north side of Fort. From its silhouette, I understood it is Jaswant Thada also known as Taj of Marwar. The white color marble structure stands out and highlights to the surrounding reddish-brown rocky hills at the back of it when you see from far. By the time I finished with Mehrangarh Fort, it was already afternoon and sun was at the top. So,…

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A day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

A day in Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort

It was my second visit to Jodhpur, first time I went with my friend more than a decade ago and this time I went alone. I booked an old haveli near Mehrangarh Fort. I booked an overnight train for Jodhpur from Delhi and reached there in morning. I had booked a Haveli in the old part of the city and I took a tuk-tuk from the railway station. He took me to through winding narrow lanes and I finally arrive…

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Music in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

Music in Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

This guy was sitting with family after the second gate of Mehrangarh fort and playing his Thori or Nayak Bhopas. His elder son, who is probably 4 years old was giving him company and playing a small drum (Dhol). Wife was sitting quietly and didn’t reply to anything I asked 🙂 She was taking care of toddler sleeping on the rug beside her. The family sits there whole day playing the instruments and surviving on money tourist give them. In…

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Osian Sand Dunes: You can Skip in Jodhpur

Osian Sand Dunes: You can Skip in Jodhpur

Jodhpur is an old and rustic city but got modern touch with time. There are some really interesting places in the city and around it. I have one afternoon free so, I decided to visit Osian sand dunes. Jodhpur is full of history and have spectacular monuments like Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Other then these main attractions there are some places around Jodhpur, which are recomended for half day excursions i.e. Visit to Bisnoi village and village safari or…

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Jaipur by Night

Jaipur by Night

Jaipur is the city of palaces and forts. I had visited Jaipur many times and discovered something new every time. I am not going to write about what all I had seen during the day. I am going to share my experience to see the monuments after sunset. I have come to know that there are some places, which tourism dept. light up at night and I decided to see these in Jaipur by night. Jaipur looks totally different at…

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Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar ka Mela

 I had been to Pushkar few times but I never went during “Pushkar Camel Fair”. This fair falls from Ekadasi to Purnima of the Hindu month of Kartik (Sometime around in the month of November). My plan for Pushkar Camel Fair materialized suddenly when I and one of my friends could not go to Lakshadweep due to permit issue, we were disappointed and wanted to go somewhere. Hence we decided why not go to annual Pushkar camel fair. It is…

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Kumbhalgarh Ranakpur – With Udaipur

Kumbhalgarh Ranakpur – With Udaipur

We went to Kumbhalgarh Ranakpur from Udaipur, which is approx 100 km from Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh is not well connected with Udaipur by public transport. We booked a taxi a in advance and decided to leave at 8.30 AM, we hired the taxi for next two days. After breakfast in the hotel and we started for Kumbhalgarh. Our first stop on the way was Eklingji temple, which is popular among locals. When we reached, there was a long queue of devotees…

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Places to visit in Udaipur – The City of Lakes

Places to visit in Udaipur – The City of Lakes

We reached Udaipur by bus from Chittorgarh and hired an auto for our hotel from the bus stop. Our hotel was already booked online. I stayed in the same hotel during my last trip, it was in the market area and walking distance from most of the attractions. It is an old haveli converted into the hotel. Here are some of my favorite places to visit in Udaipur. After check in, we decided to go to Jagdish Temple. It was…

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