Category Archives: People & Culture

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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Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat in India: e-Book

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Start driving from Bhuj and you will cover a highly fascinating route – giving you glimpses of the history, geographical features, culture and food of Gujarat in India. All in and around the Great Rann of Kutch, with no beginning and no end.

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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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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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