In And Around Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, better known by the epithet 'Golden City' for its tawny landscape, is steeped in stories of valour, gallantry, vows, battles, sacrifices and royalty. For as far as the eyes can see, the city, surrounded by vast expanse of amber sand of the harsh arid Thar Desert, glows golden due to the rampant use of…

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What Not To Miss In California

The state of California stretches from Mexico to Oregon. The Golden state as it is better known, is hub of art, technology and entertainment. With a variety of natural landscapes to attract, it was very much on our to do list during the month-long vacation to United States. Though we had enough days in hand…

Planning A Fun Vacation With Kids At Disneyland, Los Angeles

Our month-long vacation in USA was deliberately planned to culminate at Los Angeles. We chose to exclude all such activities which would not interest a twelve-year-old. The grand finale was all about making the trip special for our 'princess' and hence Los Angeles meant only Disney Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Sea World and Universal…

Two days in Ilaha-de-Cama

Portugese called it Ilaha de Cama, The Isle of Calm. And true to its name Diu  is one laid-back calm town. Ours was the only car that seemed to occupy the wide metalled road besides an odd motorbike or pick-up van here and there. There was no hustle-bustle otherwise a very common site on any given…

To chill(!!) at Nainital….

In India we have a rich collection of stories for almost everything including names of cities, lakes, rivers, mountains, gods, goddesses, festivals, forests.... According to one such mythological story, the Goddess Sati felt insulted that she and her husband Lord Shiva were not invited as guests by her own father King Daksha for prayer gathering. She forced her…