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Desert Safari in Jaisalmer – Sand, Stars and Solitude

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I lay under the surreal blanket, of brightly glittering stars, shining like beacons in the sea of emptiness, the gentle cold breeze whispering in my ears and the velvet sand covering the landscape. With no light and no sound, feeling my heart beat, leaving behind all my problems, insecurities and enjoying the present not caring about what the next day …

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Jaisalmer – Exploring the City Outside the Fort

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The land of sand dunes, havelis and golden-hued landscape, Jaisalmer is an enchanting beauty with fairy tale architecture and regal charm! It was after my brother & sis-in-law visited the dreamy desert town and shared their experience, that I grew inquisitive about this place. “Jaisalmer”, the name itself was so intriguing, exotic and mysterious that in no time my imagination …

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Hacra –  At the Back of Beyond

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In pursuit of an “Off the beaten path” experience in the desert state I started digging on the Trip Advisor forums, is when I stumbled up on a post recommending HACRA Dhani in the Osian region to explore the essence of Rural Rajasthan. With all guns blazing, in the wee hours of Dec 10th, we hit the road, with our …

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Pushkar Day 1 – Immersing in the Serene Chaos

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The City of Pushkar Famous for its temples and Pushkar Lake, the town surrounded by the Aravali hills is one of the five holy cities mentioned in Hindu scriptures. The town is replete with 52 Ghats surrounding the Pushkar lake and over 400 temples, the most prominent one being the Brahma Temple. Pushkar is also known to come alive during …

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Ajmer Dargah – A Fortuitous Visit

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Stepping out of the Jaipur airport, under the soft winter sun, was a surreal feeling. I was now embarking on the holiday that I had been planning for weeks. From the airport, we (my friend Sakina and I) took a cab to Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Also known as Dargah Sharif). Although it was not a part of my plan, but …

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Rajasthan – A Quirky Jaunt

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A Culture enthusiast, I had been wanting to experience the vibrancy, tranquility, and serenity of Pushkar & Jaisalmer for almost three years now. One reason or other always kept this desire of mine a step away from materializing, until one fine evening of October 2018, when I noticed Spicejet’s advertisement billboard, announcing direct Mumbai – Jaisalmer flights. In that instant, …

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Why i Love to Travel

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It’s taken me a while to realize how much I love to travel. For several years, while I hustled relentlessly to make a mark for myself, unconsciously I did miss out on taking some time off, doing things that would fill my heart with joy, eyes with glee and soul with happiness. I didn’t really understand the importance of holidays, …