Rajputana

travel tips to Rajasthan a land of palaces, forts, sand dunes, camels, colors and exotic food

Jun 042016
 
Pictures From Rajasthan Road Trip AT 80 KM Per Hour

Padharo Mhare Desh: Rajasthan Road Trip clicked at  80 KM Per Hour The Kids were busy in the backseat of the car, I was busy driving at 80 KM per hour on the road trip Agra to Gurgaon via Bharatpur and Alwar, and the lush green landscape of the desert state of Rajasthan was passing by. Any other day I would have stopped the car every few minutes, clicked a few pictures and congratulated myself, “Beta desi you will sure get 40 likes on this picture. “ But today was different, the toll road was smooth, and I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 102015
 
Rangoli Frescoes in Rajasthan: A tradition lost & found

Rangoli Frescoes Found in Rajasthan I was watching Hitch the nth time and like every time Will Smith’s character Hitch says Hitch: Heard of Michelangelo? Heard of the Sistine Chapel? Albert: Yeah? [Points at himself] Hitch: Michelangelo. [Points at Albert] Hitch: Sistine Chapel. Albert: So you’re saying you can make this work? Hitch: My name is Alex Hitchens. Let’s go paint that ceiling. Now please look at the picture below it is a rangoli design right? But it is not painted on the floor it is painted on the ceiling!  The central sphere that you see is actually the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 202015
 
What To Shop  In Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan

  A desi Guide on What to buy in Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan No desi Trip is complete without some shopping, even if I don’t buy too many things, I just love to have a look in shops to find out what my desi brothers and sisters ( or may be more of sisters) are buying. Our visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah was no exception from a shopping point of view and as always I learnt a few things on this trip to Ajmer while shopping in Ajmer Sharif also. Now Ajmer Sharif is a major pilgrimage center visited by followers of Hazrat Khwaja [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 092015
 
Visit to Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (R.A)

Seeking blessings of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (R.A) at Ajmer Sharif Dargah We have an old saying in India that you cannot plan a visit to a holy place, you need to be called. I have always wanted to visit the Dargah of founder of Chisti order of Sufism in India Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, but even after many visits to Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan was never fortunate enough to visit his Dargah and seek blessings. But finally I was I was summoned to Ajmer Sharif Dargah to seek blessings at Dargah Sharif of Gharib Nawaz [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 282014
 
Birds, Bees, Flowers and Nature Watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan

Nature watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan: About Birds Bees and Flowers Most people associate Rajasthan with colors, palaces and forts, or with Tigers in Ranthambore, but let us not forget that Rajasthan is also the hotspot for some of the best birding activity in India, both Bharatpur and Tal Chapar is well known within birding circles. Now the purists may frown on me as some of the pictures you will see in this post are of domesticated fowl and some of common birds that we take for granted or totally ignore. But this ignorance was the cause of loss [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 132014
 
From Dusty to desi: A Gift From Australia

Desi gets a gift from A Friend in Australia    I met Paul aka One Dusty Camel on twitter and was impressed by his unique nick name, passionate and unique style of writing full of folksy  humor and a benign way of looking at universe. Soon I learned that he is planning to be in India and on a whirlwind road trip coming to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and above all he wanted to visit Pushkar Camel Fair. Though I have visited Pushkar some time back, but me and Tarun, decided to hitch hike with him to Pushkar for the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202014
 
Pushkar Resorts: A Family Fun destination in in Pushkar Rajasthan

Pushkar Resort Perfect family Getaway from Delhi &  Jaipur Nobody can resist the charms of Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan, famous for its royal palaces, golden dunes, endangered tigers and some of the most luxurious resorts in the country. As the biggest tourist magnet in North India Rajasthan has perfected the art of luxury travel and everywhere you are welcomed with Padharo Mhare desh by mustached men welcoming you with folded hands. Once we left the cacophony of Ajmer the roads start winding uphill and you can see the city of Ajmer from various bends overlooking the plane. True to tradition [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102014
 
Lakshman Sagar : A Fairy Tale in Rajasthan

Lakshman Sagar: A Fairy Tale Luxury Heritage Resort in Rustic Rajasthan There are hotels and then there are luxury hotels, once you are done with luxury what is left to experience?  May I suggest living in a fairy tale from another era? The recipe is not easy to replicate but let me try. Take an old hunting lodge of King, add a beautiful lake surrounded by OLD Banyan trees where Peacocks perch for night, add a couple of havelis, now bring some creative interior decorators who add a dash of colors and a lot of local daily use things [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 032014
 
Mayo College Ajmer - Students Campaign for Swachh Bharat

Mayo College Ajmer Students Campaign for a Swachh Bharat Travel always shows you something new, and I just don’t mean places. For a change  Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated with a difference, instead of just the customary remembrance, speeches and cleaning the pigeon poop smeared Gandhi Statue across country, the nation decided to get out and clean the streets. With PM Narendra Modi, calling for a Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan  (Clean India – BTW Bharat is the Official name of India in Hindi, and our constitution mentions it as India that is Bharat) But the good part is that it is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 062014
 
Travel Tuesday Picture: Jogi Mahal Ranthambore

Where Tigers Rule: Jogi Mahal Today’s travel pictures is from Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan, the state equally famous for Royal Palaces, and the most Royal of the beasts -The Royal Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore National Park near the Sawai Madhopur town.  Here I am giving the picture of Jogi Mahal, on the bank of Padam Talab inside the Ranthambore National Park. This picture was taken from the top of Ranthambore Fort on a sunny afternoon. From the top of the fort Jogi Mahal looks as if trying to hide in the dense jungle, thanks to always full Padam Talab, who [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]