Category Archives: Cities

Kathmandu – Postcards from Nepal: e-Book

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Many moons ago, someone turned the music off in Kathmandu, the subcontinent’s original party town. But you cannot keep a good thing down for long. Nepal’s capital is rocking again, albeit to a slightly different tune.

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Patan, Gujarat in India: e-Book

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A queen’s stepwell, and a saree meant for one

If you didn’t know any better, you would drive by the dusty town of Patan in Gujarat and miss fascinating nuggets of history and culture going back centuries. This is where you can get the last authentic versions of the famed Patola saree, the Salvis being the only family making it. Delivery time can stretch to five years!!

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Jodhpur, Rajasthan in India: e-Book

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Food, Bazaars, History – It All Happens Here

You go to Jodhpur to savour the famed mirchi vada. And the samosas, bread pakoras, badi pyaza ki kachoris, mogar ki kachoris – topped with sweets and buttermilk. It does not get better than this. And in between mouthfuls, treat yourself to all else that is wonderful in this city.

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Bikaner, Rajasthan in India: e-Book

Bikaner, Rajasthan

An enchanting camel fair and lots more

Think of camel fairs, and chances are you will head to Pushkar in Rajasthan. But hold on to your horses (or camels) for a moment: consider Bikaner, with its smaller yet far more enchanting version. And that is only one of the reasons why you need to be in this desert city.

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