Long Weekend Getaways from Delhi | March Travel Ideas

It’s March and there’s this fabulous long weekend of Good Friday/Holi to relax, rejuvenate from our busy work lives.  It’s also a great opportunity to travel and the long weekend this month of March is of 5 whole days (starts from choti Holi which falls on Wednesday, Holi is Thursday, then Good Friday and then […]

Jhunjhunu in Shekhawati, Rajasthan (India) ~ Portrait of a Small Town in Rajasthan

While researching on shekhawati region for our Winter Family Road Trip through Rajasthan, I got to know in detail about Jhunjhunu, which was one of the towns located near to one of the properties  – Piramal Haveli,Bagar, we were staying for first leg of our  trip. The town seemed to be one of those typical […]

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 […]

Piramal Haveli by Neemrana Hotels | Bagar | Rajasthan | India ~ Family Holiday in Shekhawati

We chose Piramali Haveli by Neemrana Hotels in Bagar, Shekhawati region, Rajasthan (India) for a 3 day/2 nights stay on our family driving holiday in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. While planning our family driving holiday in Shekhawati region, we found that there are only a handful of hotels offering all the services we require; plus […]

Dadhikar Fort in Alwar, Rajasthan (India) ~ Luxurious heritage experience in the Aravalis

Our family trip to Alwar in Rajasthan was a mixture of disappointments & discoveries (read more about it here). The beautiful and ecologically fragile Alwar district, in which one the oldest hill ranges Aravalis passes through, has a good potential for eco-tourism.  Unfortunately, this potential has not been tapped properly by the state tourism department […]

Moosi Rani ki Chhatri in Alwar (Rajasthan), India ~ Cenotaph of a Queen & her King

Moosi Rani Ki Chhatri in Alwar region of Rajasthan (India) is a beautiful cenotaph dedicated to King Bakhtawar Sing and his Queen Moosi. I spent a quiet and reflective afternoon at Rani Moosi Chhatri during my weekend trip to Alwar and it was one of the better moments of the Alwar holiday. ‘Chhatris’ are dome […]

Neemrana in Monsoons ~ Magical moments at Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar (Rajasthan) India

Neemrana is a quaint historic town in the heart of Aravali hills, in Alwar district of Rajasthan (India). Located only about 122 kms from Delhi,  it became the most preferred weekend break destination from the city when the beautiful & historical Neemrana Fort Palace was opened. We have been to Neemrana Fort Palace quite a […]

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 […]


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