Kajra

Havelis of Kajra , Jhunjhunu – Gateway to Shekawati Region in Rajasthan

A casual conversation at a heritage property in Surajgarh we were staying in, led us to a quick morning trip to Kajra in Jhunjhunu,Rajasthan. Passing countless acres of rugged land filled with succulents and shrubs, trudging uphill bumpy roads that levelled at times and wading through narrow lanes , brought us face to face with …

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort – Family Trip To The Most Haunted Fort In India

‘Haunted’, claimed all…‘We could hear weird voices and noises’, said some, while a handful vouched there was nothing really spooky about the place! These were some of the reactions from friends who got to know of our family trip to the Most Haunted Fort in India!!! I vividly remember the day of our visit to …

Sagar Lake in Alwar

Sagar Lake in Alwar – An Introspective Photo Tour

Water is the elixir of life and there is no denying this. Especially, in a country like India that has been and to an extent is still dependent on the monsoon rains for its water needs. I am reminded of a shloka on Water from Rig Veda : Aapo Hishttaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Oorjey Dhadhaatana | …

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 wide-spread …

City Palace Jaipur Architecture

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

The City Palace Jaipur 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 Palace, before. I …

City Palace Jaipur Architecture

The Varied Hues of Royal Rajasthan

Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched lands, scanty greenery, endless mirages with hamlets of mud houses, around scattered water bodies. Isn’t this the imagery one recollects upon hearing the word ‘desert’? Added to this imagery are the exquisite and exotic palaces of the royals, locals wearing colourful turbans called ‘pagri’, cuisines curated …