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 […]

Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India | Driving Holidays in India

The desert state of Rajasthan, among its many forts, palaces, aravalli mountains, sand dunes and havelis also has the lone ‘hill station’ of Mount Abu. Reading about Mount Abu in the geography textbooks in school, I was fascinated by the idea of a hill station in the dry desert state of Rajasthan and wondered how […]

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; […]

Ranakpur Jain Temple in Ranakpur, Rajasthan (India) | Driving Holidays in India

“Ranakpur turned to out to be the much needed respite from the maddening crowd of the city of lakes (Udaipur)” wrote fellow Travel Blogger Svetlana on her facebook update for Ranakpur. She was on a family holiday in Rajasthan (Udaipur specifically) and had taken a detour to this small town. Those lines (and the beautiful […]

Udaipur in Rajasthan (India) | The City of Lakes and compelling saga of Mewar Royal House

Udaipur, famously known as the City of Lakes always stood out for me as an oasis, in the majorly dry & desert state of Rajasthan. The innumerable photographs I had come across, painted a city of sophisticated royal lineage with refined sensibilities. Therefore, my expectations from Udaipur,  on our winter family road trip to Mewar […]

Rajasthan Road Trip through Mewar region | Family Driving Holidays in India

A Road Trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places ~ Tom Litchenheld Winters for our family involves many must do things, chief among them is to take a road trip through one of the sunnier (or warmer if you please) states if […]

Nawalgarh in Shekhawati, Rajasthan | A portrait of a town of many billionaires

Cities aren’t like people; they live on and on, even though their reason for being where they are has gone down river and out to sea. ~ John Updike Walking through the dusty, littered narrow streets of Nawalgarh, with more tourists than locals in sight, I felt that this town was a like an elegant […]

Poddar Haveli Museum in Nawalgarh | Havelis of Shekhawati, Rajasthan

The main attraction for our family road trip last winters through Shekhawati region of Rajasthan 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 maintained havelis, with […]

Monsoon weekend getaway at Satya-Jyoti Trust Farm in Sare Khurd, Alwar, Rajasthan (India)

It all started with a whatsapp group chat formed between 4 travel loving women. All of us were totally fed up the daily routine and had not been able to go on any travel for a month (yes thats as far as we can go without travelling!!). While discussing various options, we first settled for […]

Farm stay at Satya Jyoti Trust Farm at Sare Khurd Tijara in Alwar, Rajasthan (India) | Long Weekend Getaway from Delhi

Some of my best memories of childhood & teenage years are the carefree summers I spent in my Dad’s ancestral village in West Bengal (India). Many hours spent in the fields running around, chasing the farm ducks, hens and goats just for fun (oh! how my grandma used to be fearful lest they drop dead […]

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