Rajasthan

Fast-tracking through Udaipur, The Venice of East

Meandering through the narrow crowded streets of this gorgeous old city, negotiating the sharp turns, taking in the little glimpses of  people and their way of life we rode around in a black and yellow auto-rickshaw bumping at obscure speed-breakers and protruding stones our bones rattling in silent protest….we avoided a cow here, a bunch of dogs there, an on …

An evening at Lake Pichola

“Blue, limpid, mighty, restless lakes God’s mirrors underneath the sky….” Lake Pichola shimmered with its azure waters reflecting like mirror, the equally gorgeous skies above… A large boat whisked us off , all eager tourists on a ride across the tranquil, picturesque and fairly large Lake Pichola.  For an hour we sailed across the lake taking it all …

A Glimpse Of Royalty At City Palace, Udaipur

With whatever time we could squeeze out to visit Udaipur, in our long road trip from Rajasthan to Tamilnadu spread over a period of six days, we were left wanting for more…. Though old Udaipur is a maze of meandering narrow alleys teeming with people, cows, stray dogs, trash thrown carelessly, vehicles and tourists but it …

Guard at the Ganesh Dyodhi and the story of his “Moochh”

Most men have special place in their hearts for their moustaches. There are dialogues and sayings dedicated to moustaches… Uttpal Dutt, the veteran actor of yesteryear erupts into his famous dialogue “moochh nahi to kuch nahi” in the movie Golmaal. And an English proverb goes… “A man without a moustache is like a cup of tea …