Photographs from Trident, Jaipur

Usually, I write about the hotels we stay in, when I write about our trips. Last year, when we traveled to Chennai and the Andamans, maybe out of exhilaration of visiting the Islands , I totally skipped writing about our stay in Chennai. We stayed at Trident over there and it was the best hotel experience ever. To me, hospitality is the first thing that pops in my head whenever I describe my experience at the hotel. The condition of the hotel, the room, the bed, the food…all come next to the kind of treatment received at the hotel. This time, …

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Amber Fort & Jal Mahal

Well, no I do not intend to give you a tour of Amber Fort (also called Amer Fort) and Jal Mahal in this article, but share a few pictures that we clicked over there. It was a clear blue sky when we decided to drive to Amber Fort. I was sure we would get some great pictures. Eventually when we reached there, clouds started hovering overhead and once we were at the top of the fort, the sunny sapphire blue sky turned into a gloomy grey sky. We had to wait for a while for the sky to clear up. …

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Jaipur (An impromptu trip to the pink city)

We are just back from Jaipur. It was a sudden plan and we are glad we did it. We had an awesome drive both to and fro, and the stay was nothing short of spectacular. Despite the summer heat growling at this part of India, we chose Jaipur. We did not have several days in hand for the trip, so we chose Jaipur. It is nearby and NH8 makes a good drive. Plus, there were several hotels to choose from. Being a three days trip, it was neither exhausting nor boring. Every day was well spent and somehow we managed …

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Welcome to Pushkar, Rajasthan : 1

We recently did a 3 day trip from Delhi to Pushkar, again a roadtrip.  Rajasthan has become a second home to me. Notwithstanding the fact that mountains will always be my first love, Rajasthan and its colours have continued to lure me and by now, I am totally trapped in its beauty and grandeur. The fine stretch of highway is yet other reason to keep on going back to Rajasthan. We started off with the trip early in the morning so that we can check in to our resort by noon. View from a cafe, overlooking the Pushkar Lake Pushkar …

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Rajasthan: A DREAM (Part 4: The STAY)

                                                          With Rekha after the dance session (Brys Fort) All right! So I have covered most of the major items encountered during our Rajasthan road trip. We did posts on the sand, the camels and the road. What remain are the stay and some miscellaneous items related to the stay. STAY: Our road trip was planned in such a way that we halted  Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and  Bikaner.

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