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Global House, 21/59, Bhrigu Path, Mansarovar, Mansarovar, Sector 21, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020, India
The Shekhawati region of India is in the northeast portion of Rajastan, not far from Jaipur. Once ruled by the Shekhawat Rajputs, the area is renowned for its exquisitely painted havelis, or private mansions, many of which contain some of the most...
Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
Somehow when you think of the desert many images come to mind – endless cascading dunes, oases arising from nowhere, turbaned sheiks, and camels. The beautiful golden city of Jaisalmer is situated in the Thar desert, close to the border with...
Chandua Chhittupur, Shivpurwa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
India is a land of extremes – poverty and wealth, calm and chaos. Probably the city that best captures these contradictions is Varanasi, India’s oldest and most holy place. Varanasi lies on the banks on the Ganges River. It is a sacred city that...
Shop No 3/4, Rang Niwas Hotel Compound, Lake Palace Road, Kalaji Goraji, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Throughout India, on almost every inch of earth there happens to be water, you'll likely see the ritual of clothes washing. Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, sits on five lakes, the largest being Lake Pichola, in which lies the beautiful Lake...
Mandawa, Rajasthan 333704, India
The ubiquitous cow – found in almost every nook and cranny in India – is one of the most common sights in the country. In fact, India is known to have 30 percent of the world’s population of cattle. This is partly because the cow is highly...
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Jodhpur, in the northwest state of Rajasthan, also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vividly painted homes in the old part of the city, has one of the largest and most fascinating forts in all of India. Perched high on a hill, Mehrangarh...
Tungsung Basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
The views from your suite—of the Kanchenjunga Mountains, the hills of Sikkim, or the Rung Dung River—might make it hard to leave, but it’s worth it to learn about every stage of tea-making on a tour of the fields and factory. A tasting reveals the...
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