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The white and watery Rann around Dholavira, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 4

The Rann region makes for great sightings – the landscapes are unlike any you will see. At once you will see great swatches of white salt, brown sand or just water. I stopped with a[Read More…]

The Road to ancient Harappan civilization site of Dholavira, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 4

All of us study about the ancient civilizations of India, but few ever get to visit the excavated sites from those periods. Was excited about going to one in Dholavira. Like for many other legs[Read More…]

Chasing the Wild Ass in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 3

The Rann of Kutch is best known for the  Indian Wild Ass, or the Ghudkhar as called locally. Thousands roam the desert but they are still tagged ‘endangered.’ First look: They are not bad looking[Read More…]

The Little Rann of Kutch – Miles of Nothingness: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 3

So here I am – at the famed Little Rann of Kutch. Home to majestic birds in season and the Wild Ass – all living in miles of nothingness but sand, water and salt. Staying[Read More…]

The Sun Temple at Modhera, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 2

It’s early days, rather hours, in Gujarat and I feel one can spend months here. Another hidden gem awaited at Modhera – a Sun Temple. Was built on banks of Pushapati river during the reign[Read More…]

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…]