Category Archives: History

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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Dholavira & Lothal, Gujarat in India: e-Book

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When you stand at Dholavira or Lothal in Gujarat in India, you realize people existed at least 5,000 years ago. On the very spot where you see the remains of what may have been very vibrant and rich cities in the 3rd Millennium B.C. Don’t let your imagination wander too much though, it can cause vertigo.

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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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