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I had totally not expected this, but Rajasthan became my favourite destination in India for monuments replacing other places, even Delhi – known for its architectural monuments belonging to the Moghul era. The opulent Havelis, splendid forts, vibrant bazaars, royal heritage and delectable street food made me fall for Rajasthan the very first time I visited it! While I was checking out Jaipur’s attractions, I came to know about Chokhi Dhani Resort for the first time from…

After a spellbound night under the stars in the Thar Desert, it was time to wrap up camping. Talking about all the fun about last night and discussing our levels of endurance for cold weather, we were headed to Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The wheels of the jeep creaked as they landed on the highway as if desperately wanting to embrace a well-laid road after haggling between thorn-filled road in the Thar desert. Our guide…

It’s not every day that you come across Joothis which towers over you. And when you do have such an encounter, it calls for stories. Here I was, standing in front of a huge Joothi in the blue city, Jodhpur. Vishwesh, one of the interns and I had set out to see this Joothi and unravel the story behind its making. So we’d visited Mohan Gurjur at his home, the man who created this gorgeous…

It was a hot afternoon. We had set out to explore the bylines of bazaars of Jodhpur. Busy vendors carried on with trade in a business-as-usual manner, and people haggled, and the shops buzzed with conversations about designs and bargains. Chaotic and crowded were two words that instantly popped up in my head as I entered the bazaars of Jodhpur with the group crossing the famous old clock tower. But as the lanes slowly unveiled…