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 […]

Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur (Rajasthan), India ~ A Fort built to protect another Fort

I find forts & fortresses have a mysterious & invincible  air around them. Built to protect kings, nobles & their dynasties, they have outlived their creators in most cases. I have visited few forts, but always come away feeling a dual sense of humbleness & awe. One such fort I visited was Jaigarh Fort, also […]

City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India) ~ Glimpse into royal lifestyle of Rajputs

The City Palace in Jaipur is one of the best privately conserved palace complexes in India.  Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and his dynasty between 1729 and 1732 A.D. Since Independence, it has been the residence of Jaipur royal family and a large part of the complex is open for visitors. While on a […]

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur ~ Wonderful Astronomical Heritage of Rajasthan (India)

Jantar Mantar is a wonderfully preserved heritage astronomical observatory, built between 1727 & 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh (Rajput Mughal Commander), who had a keen interest in Astronomy. Today, Jantar Mantar sits pretty within  City Palace compound of Jaipur and during one my numerous visits to the city, I had the opportunity to spend a […]

Jaipur on a weekend family trip ~ great refresher!!!

It had been a long time since I took a vacation and work at office was getting boring..and the daily routine of everyday was getting a tad monotonous…..I already had plans for vacations in later part of the year so there was nothing to look forward to in near future… however, as things usually happen […]

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