Tag Archives: Rajasthan

The Essence of North India Tour

This October 10 – 31, 2017, I will be leading a special trip to north India that will cover some of the most important places and sites in north India and some places that few visitors ever have a chance … Continue reading

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Turban Appeal

There is something uniquely alluring about a man in a turban. It may have something to do with how for a westerner, they border on the exotic. For me though, it is how a turban has the power to transform … Continue reading

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Dancing for Joy in Rajasthan

In the towns of Rajasthan, everyone takes to the streets to celebrate a marriage. What a brilliant way to eliminate the cost of hiring a hall. The crowd gathers and gradually the musicians take their places and begin to play. … Continue reading

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Making Music in the Street

Sometimes, quite by chance, I am in the right place at the right time. When I came upon this street wedding during the marriage season in Rajasthan, my heart began to pound with excitement. I was not an invited guest … Continue reading

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Decay and Delight on and Around the Walls of Rajasthan

The state of Rajasthan is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations for many reasons. It is central, filled with a romantic history, complete with endless forts and palaces and home to a full range of comfortable accommodation to satisfy … Continue reading

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Golden Triangles

I’ve always loved samosas, those deep-fried pastry triangles stuffed with spicy potatoes. I have to ration my intake as they aren’t in the “light” category but when I smell that luscious, sizzling aroma of the dough and the potato mixture … Continue reading

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Village Chai

Serving tea to guests in India is so traditional that after a while it borders on common place. When prepared over a fire in the rustic kitchen of a village home in Rajasthan, tea becomes the main event and is … Continue reading

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