Photostory : The City Palace of Udaipur

Udaipur apart from connoting royalty is also acclaimed as one of the most romantic and photogenic places in India. Currently  the city palace of Udaipur is perhaps the most regal palace of India. A quaint yet imposing royal palace standing against the shimmering glare of a large artificial lake. This photostory dedicated to the City Palace of Udaipur: Continue reading “Photostory : The City Palace of Udaipur”

Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort

Rajasthan was a long awaited trip. There are two things to see in Rajasthan – its desert and its magnificent forts. I was on a 5 day trip of Rajasthan which included Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer; so basically it was covering the royal part of Rajasthan. We were four people; lets start by an introduction through this picture: Continue reading “Jaipur # 1 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort”

Jaipur #2 : The City Palace & Hawa Mahal

The City palace of Jaipur is located in the heart of Jaipur City along with the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. The palace was constructed during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who ruled Amber from 1699 to 1744.The palace was constructed during 1729-32 after Sawai Jai Singh moved his capital from Amber to Jaipur in 1927. However, there has been further additions by the subsequent rulers. Continue reading “Jaipur #2 : The City Palace & Hawa Mahal”

The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur

Jodhpur known as the “Blue City” was the second destination after the “Pink City”, Jaipur in our Rajasthan trip. Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar kingdom and has beautiful forts and palaces which attracts visitors to this small yet beautiful city. Continue reading “The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur”

Chokhi Dhani at Jaipur: A kaleidoscope of the cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan.

Men with vibrant turbans, women wearing Rajasthani print ghagras, fancy jewelleries, folk dance, scrumptious Rajasthani dishes, camel rides and infinite sand dunes. When you think of Rajasthan you envisage these images.Except for sand dunes, at Chokhi Dhani you get to see all these and much more. Away from the hustle of Jaipur city, Chokhi Dhani is a resort mimicking the rural life of Rajasthan. Cultural programs, art and craft stores, animal rides, classical music and basically everything else that depicts Rajasthan can be found in a nutshell within its premises. Continue reading “Chokhi Dhani at Jaipur: A kaleidoscope of the cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan.”

Bullet Baba temple: Legend of Om Banna and the bike deity

India is a land of plurality – diverse views, opinions and beliefs. However, sometimes these beliefs transcends the precinct of rationality and infiltrates into a space where it becomes superstition. For those who believe, he is God and the place a temple; for the rest everything is a fantasy. Continue reading “Bullet Baba temple: Legend of Om Banna and the bike deity”