Sundar Nursery, lying adjacent to the UNESCO World heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb and Nizamuddin Basti, is a heritage park & nursery existing since the 16th century. Post-independence, the Sundar Nursery was run by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as a central government nursery culturing & propagating many varieties of plants & trees in Delhi. The Aga Khan foundation, under its urban renewal initiative undertook a restoration cum landscaping project of Sunder Nursery. Sundar Nursery, in its present form is a beautiful heritage park cum nursery, boasting of many varieties of flora, fauna and some typical heritage structures & monuments.
Jaisalmer city, located in the heart of Thar Desert in Rajasthan is nicknamed the ‘Golden City’ due to stunning golden yellow sandstone structures & monuments. Jaisalmer and nearby area of Sam Sand Dunes has lots of interesting attractions to offer and we spent 3 days exploring Jaisalmer & Sam Sand Dunes on our 9-day family road trip through marwar region of Rajasthan. Here is my list of must do things in Jaisalmer.
Jodhpur is a lively city, erstwhile royal seat of Marwar kingdom of Rajasthan. Popularly called as ‘Blue City’, Jodhpur has lots of interesting attractions to offer and we spent 2 days exploring Jodhpur on 9-day family road trip through marwar region of Rajasthan. Here is my list of must do things in Jodhpur
We travelled for 9 days in the month of November to the Marwar region of Rajasthan, choosing destinations which were both on my and the husband’s travel wish list for a long time. It turned out to be a mixed bag of interesting experiences, disappointments and some exciting moments of adrenalin rush. Sharing our Rajasthan family road trip with all readers, hopefully you will find our journey as interesting as we experienced it.
Mandawa town in shekhawati region, Rajasthan, is among the cluster of ‘The Painted towns of Shekhawati’ and I have been meaning to visit it for a long time, having missed it out on my road trip to shekhawati region of Rajasthan two years back. This winter I visited Mandawa for a day on my last […]
Petra – The Lost city of stone of the Nabateans and an UNESCO World heritage site, had fascinated me since I read about this famed city, located in desert area between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, in National Geographic Magazine as a kid. Although Petra’s claim to popular fame was the Indiana Jones […]
Jordan – the tiny Hashemite kingdom in the Arab region is most famous for Petra – one of the Seven Wonder of the World. This beautiful semi-arid country also has many interesting places such as Dead Sea, Wadi Rum desert and many beautiful castles & historical monuments from various historical ages such as Crusader era, […]
Switzerland ~ the beautiful alpine country sandwiched between France, Germany, Italy & Austria is one of the most scenic countries in Europe. For Indians, the beauty of Switzerland has been immortalized in films by iconic director Yash Chopra and served as the reason for innumerable trips to this country. In fact, one of the best-selling […]
Pondicherry or Puducherry, in the south of India is a quaint former French colony and one of the biggest union territories of India. It is popular for its French colonial heritage & architecture and its strong association with the spiritual movement led by Sri Aurobindo. Pondicherry also happens to be one of the few destinations […]
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It As a kid, I was a fan of […]