A poetry in stone: Ranakpur

"Behen ji, ek shawl pehan lo....mandir me jaane nahi denge aapko!" You see, I was wearing a sleeveless kurti with chudidaar leggings and no dupatta.... At the ticket window of Ranakpur Jain Temple, one man cheekily informed me to take a shawl or else I wouldn't be allowed inside the temple!! I had convinced Aby, my hubby dear,…

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Wandering In The Haunted Kiradu Temple Ruins (Rajasthan)

“Mandir ke avshesh hain....dekh lo, par sham ko mat rukna....wahan bhoot aate hain (You can visit the temple ruins here, but do not stay after sunset because it is haunted)” the owner of the small restaurant told us as we sat eating the spicy local cuisine made from dried sangria beans  and ker berries  with…