The Lure of Lucerne

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In one of my earlier posts for Valentine’s day, I mentioned a town called Lucerne from Switzerland as one of my 10 romantic destinations. A few days back, I was browsing through my memories of Europe and that got back to my visit to Lucerne. I honestly, spend only half a day here but that was enough … Read more

A Pit-Stop at Pushkar

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Pushkar was not on my “planned agenda” for Rajasthan. Our original plan was to head to Jodhpur from Jaipur, with a stop at Ajmer. The detour to Pushkar was included later when we happened to talk to a cab driver, who mentioned that Pushkar was getting ready for its annual fair. Given that it was only half … Read more

Sisodia Rani Bagh: A royal tryst with nature

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The Sisodia Rani Bagh was a soothing end to my over-charged and overwhelmed senses – that I had from visiting the heritage forts and palaces of Jaipur. 10 kms from the city center of Jaipur, we ended up here just in time for a sunset. For my travel companions, it was a welcome change from the … Read more

The intriguing Jal Mahal in Jaipur

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I don’t remember when exactly, I got obsessed with Jal Mahal in the Man Sagar Lake – I know it was even before I started planning my Jaipur trip. I remember obsessively asking every person who had been to Jaipur or belonged there on whether they had been to Jal Mahal? Were they allowed in? … Read more

Secrets of the Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur

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If you recall my post on Amer fort, I mentioned spotting another fort – the Jaigarh Fort, from the main palace. You may also, recall that one of the incomplete things of my tour of Amber Fort was the fact that I could not explore the secret passage that connected it to Jaigarh Fort. That however, … Read more