An insider’s tips to Pushkar

Some of you may know that I live in Ajmer, a small town in the heart of Rajasthan.  While Ajmer is famous worldwide in its own right because of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty’s dargah. It is made even more famous due to its proximity to Pushkar. Separated by a narrow stretch of mountain…

Ladakh – An unforgettable Road Trip

Hi Folks I was recently asked by Shivya from The Shooting Star to write a piece for Travelyari. Shivya is one of those bloggers I admire. Young and hard-working, Shivya decided early in life that her heart was in traveling. So she checked out of her well-paying corporate job and became a ‘modern age vagabond’…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss “The King Who Built The Taj”

The Taj Festival is currently underway and the Valentine’s day has just passed by. The theme for the weekly photo challenge this week is ‘kiss’. What better way to celebrate this spirit of love than with a post dedicated to the monument of eternal love – The Taj mahal As the old king’s time drew near…

Taking off – The Jaipur Literature Festival

I am a festival person! I am not particularly religious ! And still or maybe that’s why I like to celebrate all festivals. Even the lesser known ones like sakrant, gangaur, lohri, etc. etc. But there is one festival that tops my list – The Jaipur Literature festival. I’ve been going there since the last four…

The Jungles of Satpura – First trip in the New Year

We wait with bated breaths as the leopard looks at us. Directly, fearlessly, his spotted coat shining in the evening sun. A little distance off a deer grazes unmindful of the danger that lurks.  Held in the hackles of the leopard’s intense gaze we stand still in our tourist gypsy hoping to get a glimpse…

Weekly Photo Challenge : “solitary” Lonely in Ladakh – A photoessay

Solitary – Alone – lonely – by oneself! The weekly photo challenge this week is ‘Solitary’ . All photographs in this album have been clicked  by my travel companions and me during our recent trip to Ladakh! Here are some of our other photo essays on Ladakh Other posts on ‘solitary’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary…

Travel Theme : Texture – ed forever

The theme this week at Where’s my backpack is texture. I’ve again delved into the “Ladakh files” for these photographs. while some capture only textures, others capture everyday life and subjects against textures! Other Textures at where’s My backpack http://eastofmalaga.net/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/travel-theme-texture/ http://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://s1ngal.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://wp.me/pjXOq-14p http://wp.me/p1oMvI-1tb http://theurgetowander.com/2012/01/22/more-from-the-chongqing-region/ http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://imissmetoo.me/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture-land-meets-sea/ http://cinova.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/travel-theme-texture/ http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://sinpolaris.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/ http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/korea-del-sud-01/ http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture-take-two/ http://therewildwest.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/travel-theme-texture/…

Travel Theme: Red ” Meeting ‘Red’ in Ladakh” – A photoessay

With snow-capped mountains, bearing the onslaught of bitter cold winds, overlooking desolate deserts, The Ladakh region, in India has one of the starkest topographies anywhere in the world. On a recent trip to the region I discovered that the barren moonscape terrain has been clothed in colors of Life. ‘Red’ being the chief among them!…

Travel theme: Sunset – A photo essay

The setting sun at coorg Tell me O wise one! Is there anything as sublime as breath taking as the sight of the setting sun? Sunset at the sand dunes near Khimsar, Rajasthan Each time the sun goes down on this beautiful golden desert town fervently to the sky they raise their hands sending a…

Weekly photo challenge : “Fleeting Moments”

For what is a traveller? If not A Collector of Fleeting Moments …. The photographs in this post were taken on our road trip to leh – Ladakh. this summer. This is the first cut, random shots , clicked through the window of our car……….. As most of you know, I barely know my way…