Baha’i Lotus Temple and More in Delhi

With several hours until our late night flight out of Delhi, we had a chance to do some things we missed in Delhi the first time. This included a visit to the India Gate, driving a little closer by the … Continued

India Pakistan Border Retreat Ceremony

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If you think your high school or college or even professional sports team has a rivalry, you’ll think again after witnessing an evening ritual on the India-Pakistan Border near Amritsar. It is the ultimate throw down. There are stadiums built … Continued

India’s Independence & the Amritsar Massacre

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If you’ve seen the film masterpiece Gandhi, you may remember a pivotal event in India’s move for Independence came when a British regimen killed thousands of innocent people including women and children in an enclosed space like shooting livestock in … Continued

Amritsar Golden Temple

Our Indian adventure ended in the Punjabi city of Amritsar. Varanasi is the holiest city and main pilgrimage site for Hindus, but Amritsar is the main pilgrimage city for Sikhs, specifically the Golden Temple. This made Amritsar the perfect ending … Continued

Jaisalmer

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

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