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Millionaire Town now in ruins, Lakhpat Fort, India

During a recent visit to a Gurudwara, as I knelt down in prayer, I was reminded of my visit to yet another Gurudwara in the western tip of India which is located within the ruined Lakhpat Fort. Lakhpat or Millionaire … Continue reading

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15 Soul Travel Experiences in India

Are you an impulsive traveler or a planned traveler, do you seek experience or luxury, is the sight merely a structure or a view or is it much beyond !! narrating a story that stirs your soul. If you are … Continue reading

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Footsteps into a 5000 Yr Old Civilization, Dholavira, India

Stories of Indus Valley Civilization would often transport me beyond the classroom during my student days. I would conjure up imaginary stories of love and life while my teacher’s voice would apply intermittent brakes on my flight of fancy. The … Continue reading

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Bird Sanctuaries of Gujarat, India

It is that time of the year in India when there is nip in the air and the usual hot, humid weather has made way for the cool and calm. This is the best time to tour India and while … Continue reading

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Palace of Mirrors-Aaina Mahal, Bhuj, India

The 250 year old Palace of Mirrors or Aaina Mahal located in the corner of Hamirsar Lake is Bhuj is nearly in shambles after the devastating earthquake of 2001. A small part of it has been restored and opened to … Continue reading

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10 Must Do’s on a Trip to Kutch, India

The Land of the White Salt Desert and exquisite art and craft, Kutch is a quiet haven though often overshadowed by neighbouring Rajasthan. If you are looking for lots of colour, generous doses of history, exquisite carvings, intricate art, flaming … Continue reading

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5 Things to do in Mandvi, India

Mandvi is a port city in the Western Part of India in the Kutch, Gujarat region. It is famous for its beaches and centuries old ship building yard. Once upon a time walled city, the ruins of the walls can … Continue reading

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Shaam e Sarhad – Eco Village Resort in Kutch, India

We wanted to experience Kutch with all its flavors and during some extensive web search I came across Shaam e Sarhad, a village resort on the border of Great Rann of Kutch. This resort was in Hodka Village, built, managed … Continue reading

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Foreshadow of a Lost Civilization

We were driving down from Little Rann of Kutch to the ancient civilization of Dholavira. The 246 km journey through pristine nature to reach the once vibrant 5000 yr old site was a canvas where the virgin colours of nature … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Salt Desert: Great Rann, India

The Great Rann (desert in Hindi) of Kutch extending across India and Pakistan is a near infinitum (7500 sq kms) stretch of white salt desert across Western Gujarat. During monsoon, this entire salty clay area of 7500 sq kms is … Continue reading

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