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Rani ki Vav, a beautiful carved stepwell in Patan, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 2

I have seen many a stepwell, and after a while they all look the same. So it was with some misgivings that I ventured to Rani ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat. Am I glad I[Read More…]

The precious Patola Sarees of Patan, Gujarat; only made by one family now: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 2

Left Udaipur for Rann of Kutch. Made a hot cuppa coffee in French Press using freshly ground beans – Peaberry Arabica from south of India. Perfect start to day. First stop Patan. To check out[Read More…]

On the road to Dhanushkodi: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 1

I am on the road to Dhanushkodi! The path of least resistance can get me there in about five days. But I would take 7-8 weeks driving along the Arabian Sea. Dhanushkodi is an abandoned[Read More…]

Hotel Review: Banjara Retreat, Kaza, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

If you are driving from Manali to Kaza, the journey is anything but smooth – this does not suggest it is not exciting and adventurous. It is – and one that will take you through[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 Destinations: India, Himachal Pradesh, Hotels

Hotel Review: Banjara Orchard Retreat, Thanedar, Himachal Pradesh

I had been to all properties of Banjara Camps over the last three years – except the one at Thanedar. I had passed it close many times already on the way to or from Sangla,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 Destinations: India, Himachal Pradesh, Hotels

Hotel Review: Almond Villa by Mahindra Homestays, Srinagar, Kashmir

The Almond Villa in Srinagar in Kashmir is literally a jewel in the crown. Or the crown itself for Mahindra Homestays.

Hotel Review: Banjara Camp, Sojha / Shoja, near Kullu

Is it Shoja or Sojha? Both spellings are used but let us use Sojha as marked on a milestone. Let the Government have the final word. Like the Banjara property at Sangla, I have visited[Read More…]

by May 16, 2009 Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, Hotels

Hotel Review: Banjara Camps and Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

I stayed at Banjara Camps’ Sangla property two years ago and visited the same recently. Did anything change during this period? Yes, they have come up with their 12 room Retreat which is not tented[Read More…]

by May 16, 2009 Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, Hotels