Our final Rajasthan stop was in the desert city, the golden city, of Jaisalmer. Like the other cities we visited, Jaisalmer was ruled over by a raj who had a fort palace. Much like in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer’s is perched atop … Continued

Jodhpur and the Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur has one of the best palace forts we visited in Rajasthan, India, the Mehrangarh Fort. It has been very well maintained and outfitted with an outstanding museum. It sits on top of a craggy bluff over the city, dubbed … Continued

Ranakpur Temple – A Jain Masterpiece

In the same mountains as Kumbhalgarh Fort, on the same winding road, we found Ranakpur Temple. This holy place is a masterpiece of Jain craftsmanship and devotion. Its intricate and ornate stone carvings lead one to ponder many things. The Jain … Continued

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Eight of the hill forts in Rajasthan are part of a serial UNESCO World Heritage site including Kumbhalgarh Fort where we made a pit stop on the way from Udaipur to Jodhpur. This fort is hidden in the mountains away … Continued

Udaipur Palaces

Udaipur is a city pocked with palaces. In addition to the princess gardens, there is the large and magnificent City Palace on the hill over the lake’s edge; the Monsoon Palace on top of the nearby mountain (used as a … Continued

Birthday in Udaipur

A princess garden and historic lakeside hotel were what awaited me in Udaipur on my birthday. Udaipur is one of the more amazing cities I’ve experienced. Built around a series of manmade or expanded lakes, this royal city has views, … Continued

Jaipur and being sick

Our next destination in our Indian adventure was the famed city of Jaipur, one of the three jewels found in the Golden Triangle. It is a city rich with history and architecture known as the Pink City because of the … Continued

Ranthambore National Park

When I thought of visiting India two things instantly came to mind, the Taj Mahal and tigers, the latter I planned to find at Ranthambore National Park. Last year, I read The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, a story I’ve … Continued

Abhaneri Chand Baori Step Well

Abhaneri Chand Baori Step Well Another pit stop on our drive from Agra to Ranthambore was in a little, out of the way town called Abhaneri to see one of the biggest and oldest step wells in India—Chand Baori. This … Continued

Fatehpur Sikri

Considered the crown jewel of Mughal architecture and design, Fatehpur Sikri was the brainchild of Akbar and only served as the capital of his empire for a very short period in the 16th century. This palace on the hill took … Continued

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