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Udaipur: What to see

  India keeps pulling me back….it is a country that definitely gets under your skin! Even though I love to travel far and wide in India…from the backwaters of Kerala to the tea growing hills of Darjeeling and the village walks from in the Kumaon hills, it is to Rajasthan that I return time and […]

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The Jain Temple at Ranakpur

Driving in Rajasthan in India has its rewards. A slight detour off the road from Jodhpur to Udaipur, led us to the magnificent Jain temple of Ranakpur. We were only an hour from Udaipur but with the Aravali Hills around us, we felt us though we were miles away. Jainism is a religion who’s main belief […]

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Pushkar’s Camel Fair

Pushkar’s Camel Fair is like no other! For about ten days prior to the full moon in either late October or early November, the holy town of Pushkar in India is overrun with camels, horses, cattle and people. The official programme for the fair runs for seven days but for the local farmers, the most […]

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The Faded Frescoes of the Shekhawati

 Sunday Snapshot from India   The wonderful faded frescoes adorning the walls of the havelis (houses) of the Shekhawati region of India are all that remain to remind us that this was once a wealthy area of Rajasthan. Situated about 150 kilometres from Jaipur , the main towns of this region include Mandawa, Fatehpur, Ramgarh and Nawalgargh. […]

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