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  • Udaipur - capital of the sun kings
    on Jan 24, 2016 in Udaipur
    The twin lake city of Udaipur was the capital of the sun kings of Rajputana. Complete with the hill top monsoon palace, Sajjangarh and nearby attractions of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh to name a few, Udaipur is a leisurely 800 kilomete...
  • So much water and still desert.
    on Jan 23, 2016 in Cultivating the desert
    I was flying over the Gulf of Oman when I took this picture with my iPhone. I could see what looked like rivers, swamps, the sea and plenty of sunlight but the land was still desert. There is so much talk about our ability to transform the environmen...
  • Bird photography with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USMDuring my last trip to Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur (click here to read the post), I was using a 70-200 zoom lens and had felt decidedly handicapped. So when I purchased the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, I decided to go back to the park...
  • Jodhpur – a city of forts and palaces
    on Jan 1, 2016 in Jodhpur
    The city of Jodhpur lies in the centre of Rajasthan and is a large city with a population of over one million. While I have been to the capital city of Jaipur many times, it is only when I came to Jodhpur that I could feel the spirit of the roya...
  • Gajner wildlife sanctuary - a desert experiment
    on Dec 27, 2015 in Gajner
    Situated in western Rajasthan 32 kilometers from Bikaner, this is one of the smallest wildlife sanctuaries in India and boasts of its own hotel and lake in an oasis in the Thar desert. It is home to the endangered Black Buck and a few other species o...
  • Secret garden in the desert - Manvar
    on Nov 29, 2014 in Desert garden Manvar
    The Manvar Desert Camp is situated near Dechu on the highway that connects the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. We were on a long road trip in western Rajasthan and had decided to spend some time to cool our heels in this desert resort.We had...
  • Jaisalmer - desert safari.
    on Nov 29, 2014 in Jaisalmer
    Jaisalmer was once a thriving desert kingdom in the middle of the great Indian desert. This fort city was an important stopover along the ancient trade route that stretched all the way from the middle east to the far east. But after India's independe...
  • Chittorgarh - flashback into history
    on Aug 31, 2014 in Chittorgarh
    Standing on top of a hill in the beautiful Aravalli mountains in Rajasthan is the historic fortress city of Chittorgarh, a world heritage site and the largest fort in India. There are many forts in India but none that conjure a saga as poignant as th...
  • Goa - beach side heaven
    on Aug 23, 2014 in Goa
    Goa is one of India's top beach-side destinations and is situated on the western coast overlooking the Arabian sea. For a country with a coastline of more than 7500 kilometers, Goa alone receives more than 2 million tourists every year.The local peop...
  • Goa - beach heaven
    on Aug 23, 2014 in Goa
    Goa is one of India's top sea-side destinations and is situated on the western coast overlooking the Arabian sea. For a country with a coastline of more than 7500 kilometers, Goa alone receives more than 2 million tourists every year.The local people...
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