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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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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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The Backwaters of Kerala

  One of the highlights of staying in Kerala is to take a tour of the backwaters on a Kettuvallam or houseboat.   The boats leave from Alappuzha or Alleppey as it was formerly known, and take you through the maze of canals, rivers and lakes that make up the backwaters. The original kettuvallams were […]

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