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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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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in India: e-Book

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The city in the fort, and beyond…

Jaisalmer in Rajasthan in India is a city that has always lived in a fort – and continues to do so even today. It is tough to distinguish between the historical and the present in the 12th century fort – time lies intertwined here. Within the milieu / ramparts of the fort are beautiful Jain temples, old havelis or mansions, a palace museum, restaurants, traditional eateries, hotels and shops.

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Ajanta and Ellora, and other Attractions of Aurangabad, Maharashtra in India: e-Book

Ajanta and Ellora, and other Attractions of Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Go to Aurangabad even before you visit Agra

Astounding! This is the only expression I can think of to describe the caves at Ajanta and Ellora around Aurangabad in Maharashtra. These could only have been the works of those with special skills, an extraordinary sense of art and possibly some supernatural powers. The Taj Mahal should gracefully admit it is not the greatest monument built in India. Get set to be overwhelmed when you tour the caves of Ajanta and Ellora. What you get here is just a peek; even a tome cannot do justice to these wonders.

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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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Bera, Rajasthan

Bera, Rajasthan

Welcome to Leopard Country – it is wild and free

Believe it or not: There is a village in Rajasthan called Bera, surrounded by forests where leopards roam free. Along it flows the river Jawai, with the Jawai Dam built on it. And the resulting beautiful lake is home to some of the biggest crocodiles you will ever see. These are not a part of any National Park or sanctuary; most people don’t know about it, not even Rajasthanis. You will not see any madding tourist crowds here – go wildlife spotting freely, but remember you are on your own here. With leopards for company. Come, let’s go big cat spotting.

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