Alwar

5 must-visit places in and around Alwar on a weekend getaway from Delhi

A weekend getaway from Delhi, driving on the highway to Alwar, flooded with fields of gently swaying yellow mustard and blooming sunflowers on either side, flanked by the lush rolling mountains of the Aravallis….Bliss! And, above all, our destination, Alwar, is a rich repository of Rajput architecture and flamboyance, and a place that is the …

Kajra

Havelis of Kajra, Jhunjhunu – Gateway to Shekhawati region in Rajasthan

I love the majestic Havelis of Rajasthan and Gujrat. These Havelis ooze with so much character and a sense of oneness when inside them. In a quest to explore the Havelis of Jhunjhunu, the gateway to the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan, we took a detour at Surajgarh, on our way back to Delhi. We were …

Bhangarh Fort

A tour of Bhangarh fort in India and its temples built in Nagara style architecture

I was more interested in exploring the temples of Bhangarh, built in the nagara style of architecture, while others were worried about its spookiness. ‘Haunted’, claimed all…‘we could hear weird voices and noises’, said some, while a handful vouched there is really nothing eerie about the place. These were some of the reactions from friends …

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri – A Stark Reminder of Power, Love and Sati

Rajasthan is all about royalty, masculine valour, Rajput war stories and a patriarchal presence.Though it also is known for its reverence to women in various divine forms, the infamous social practices of Child Marriages and Sati that once dominated the State cannot be ignored. Thankfully, these are becoming less prevalent ascribable to strict laws and …

City Palace Jaipur Architecture

City Palace Jaipur Architecture : 30 Photos to get you started on Responsible Tourism

The City Palace Jaipur in India has eluded me for more than a decade until our recent trip in April, this year. Jaipur, the capital city of majestic Rajasthan, has been one of the most frequented places on my travel list- after Agra and Hyderabad. Yet, I could never spend ample time exploring the City …