Long weekend getaway at Tijara Fort Palace by Neemrana Hotels | Easy Quick Getaways from Delhi-NCR

The winters in North India provide an excellent opportunity to explore the majestic state of Rajasthan with its diverse culture, royal legacy and arid yet fascinating landscape of aravalli mountain range, deserts and even the flat dry landscape. Every year we take a family road trip through Rajasthan covering atleast 8 days. However, this year […]

Khirsu in Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand, India | Summer getaway to the Himalayas

Khirsu in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand is a small village located at an altitude of 1700 meters from sea level.  Conveniently located around 40 km from Srinagar town (in Uttarakhand) and 20 km from Pauri town, Khirsu is easily accessible yet away from the rush of the pilgrim route of Badrinath/Kedarnath in Garhwal. We visited Khirsu […]

Chittor Fort in Chittorgarh Rajasthan, India | Driving Holidays in India

The history of Chittor Fort in Chittorgarh, is closely intertwined that of Udaipur. The royal house of Mewar at Udaipur has descended from the lineage of Chittorgarh. The Fort has interesting conquests, battles and tales of valour to its heritage; it is an UNESCO world heritage site. We visited Chittor fort on our 8 day […]

Shri Nathji Temple in Nathdwara Visit | Driving Holidays in India

Faith in God includes Faith in his timing ~ Neal A. Maxwell I vaguely knew about Shri Nath ji  – the 7 year old ‘infant’  incarnation of Hindu god Krishna , from many years (as I am Hindu myself). However, it was through the stunning Pichwai paintings that I came to see during the Textile […]

Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan | Driving Holidays in India

Kumbhalgarh Fort’s claim to fame is its majestic Fort Rampart Walls, which is said to be second longest wall after the ‘Great Wall of China’. We visiting Kumbhalgarh on a cloudy afternoon, driving in from Ranakpur, on our 8 day long family road trip through Mewar region of Rajasthan. The Fort did not impress me; […]

Cairns | North Queensland | Australia ~ Gateway to Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, a city in tropical North Queensland, Australia, is considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it’s now a hot destination for sailing, diving and snorkeling. My  good friend and ‘The Hong Kong Chapter’ guest author Payal spent an incredible Christmas holiday in Australia and came back raving about […]

Morarka Haveli Museum in Nawalgarh | Shekhawati | Rajasthan | India ~ Heritage Havelis of Shekhawati region

The main attraction for our family road trip through Rajasthan this winter (in December 2015 – January 2016) was to visit and photograph the renowned heritage havelis (and their frescos)of shekhawati region.  We visited 3 towns in Shekhawati region  – Bagar, Jhunjhunu and Nawalgarh, and out of these three, Nawalgarh has some of the best […]

Family Road Trip in Rajasthan from Delhi | Delhi-Shekhawati-Ajmer-Jaipur-Delhi

Nothing behind me, Everything ahead of me, As is ever so on the Road ~ Jack Kerouac ~ We as a family love to go on road trips. However, when my husband proposed an 8 day family road trip this winter through shekhawati region of Rajasthan (India), even the travel addict me thought the idea […]

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