Bundi – Charmed by the Magic of this Fairytale Town in Rajasthan.

I had first heard the mention of Bundi from foreign backpackers when I was in Rishikesh in 2014. It was especially surprising, considering I was from Rajasthan itself and had never thought of Bundi as a tourist destination. The mention was quickly forgotten as I made my way to McLeodganj and Manali in the snow….

A photo story from Pushkar : Away from the fair

Pushkar has become recently famous for the Pushkar fair, but in reality there is an entire world to see away from the touristy camel festival. There is a plethora of places to visit in Pushkar. I have been there twice for a week together and still cannot claim to have seen it all. A visit to…

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…

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…

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…