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Wordless Wednesday : Bishnoi Matriarch

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The Art of Block Printing !!

The larger part of shopping in Jaipur is all about traditional block print designs on bed spreads, skirts, shirts, stoles, table linen and the list goes on. Its almost impossible to return from Jaipur without that elephant print to remind you of your … Continue reading

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Discovering the Bong Connection in Jaipur

Bengali’s are a curious lot !! some ready to trot and explore the world and some others happy to be home with the neighborhood gossip pot. I belong to the group that trots for no  gainful reason but for the love … Continue reading

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10 Must Do’s in Jaipur in 24 hours, Rajasthan

Nearly 3 centuries since its inception, the pink city of Jaipur is not so pink any longer. The pink is where it was sometimes taking on an orange hue under the glare of the afternoon sun though it has been slowly and steadily edged … Continue reading

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10 Must Do’s on a Trip to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer- on the edge of the golden desert in India is the last town on the Western front. Inspite of the dry arid weather, lack of water, extreme climates et al, the impression of the golden city stays with you … Continue reading

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Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer, India

The last thing you expect in an arid region is a patch of soothing blue green water . In the middle of everything golden, hot dry air and harsh sun is Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer. Its not an oasis nor a mirage but … Continue reading

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Glimpses from the SAM Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, the last town on the Western front is a dream destination. While the first glimpse of the golden city with the glimmering fort perched on a hill top will fill your senses, the boundless desert sands of the “Thar” will … Continue reading

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Palace of Winds~ Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Just search Jaipur on the net and in more than 90% cases, the bright pink structure that will stare back at you will be Hawa Mahal !! or the Palace of Winds. It was built in 1799 under the patronage of … Continue reading

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Royal Chhatris of Gaitore, Jaipur

Everytime, we think Jaipur, its all about splendor, opulence, grandeur, towering forts, royalty, mahals, palaces, colorful bazaars, lots of shopping and ghee dripping delicacies. With little time on hand and so much to see most tourists would not venture beyond … Continue reading

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Around the Holy Pushkar, Rajasthan

Apart from the annual fair held in November each year, Pushkar is famous for its Brahma Temple, which is one of its kind. There are many  mythological tales associated with the lake and the temple alongside. At about sunset, headed … Continue reading

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