A sunrise in Jaipur on a stormy morning

My first sunrise from Jaipur’s favourite spot, Nahargarh Fort. And how beautiful it turned out to be! A journey through photographs     Have you seen a sunrise or sunset from Nahargarh Fort? Tell me about it.

Sights from Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

It was a hot, sultry March afternoon in 2014 and I had just returned from my life changing 55 day escape in the Himalayas. Many years had passed since I had seen the sights of Jaipur, that too in a day bus and the memories were calling for a revisit. I had not visited Nahargarh fort, lying…

Tiger spotting in Ranthambore

‘Shhhh’, screamed the guide. Everyone looked stupefied and slowly gossiped among themselves. The canter that we had booked at the last minute for the afternoon safari was filled with young college goers. Ganpat, our driver was smart and fast while the guide was a mellow guy, Vivek. It was the beginning of January and afternoons were…

5 must eat places in Jaipur

Jaipur has been a temporary base for me for the past two years, while I have traipsed around the Himalayas for extended periods of time. I used to be pretty exhausted after my journeys and preferred the comforts of home rather than exploring the cafés and eateries. The Jaipur Literature Fest this year was reason for me to…

Jaipur Literature Festival : A Guide

If you have been thinking for years of attending the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (Zee JLF), then now is the time to make the most of your long weekend. Tis the tourist season in Jaipur and foggy mornings and sunny days shall welcome you to the the largest free literary festival in the world. Jaipur Literature Festival is…

Spotting art in the by-lanes of Hoshiarpur

When I was a kid, I had a great penchant for learning Punjabi and once even tried learning it using a language guidebook. That fascination never went away, even though the state eluded me for long as I kept heading to the Himalayas. This time I was thrust right into the countryside; and visited Anandpur Sahib…

The Havelis of Shekhawati

Since a lot has already been written about the painted frescoes in ‘The largest open air art gallery in the world’, I will skip the introductions to Shekhawati and let my pictures do the talking. Havelis are huge mansions built by wealthy marwari merchants around 100-150 years ago. Did you know? : More than seventy-five…

Why you should avoid the Pushkar fair?

A sleepy village at other times of the year, Pushkar started to gain prominence as a mythological town adorned with a Bramha Temple. It lies just 15 kilometres away from Ajmer but appears to be a world removed physically as well as geographically, as the vastness of the desert begins from here. The villagers used to gather for a…