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10 things not to miss when in Rajasthan
1) Amer Fort, Jaipur Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Jaipur state, is one of the best known and most visited forts of India. It is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It comprises of a massive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four sections, each with its own courtyard. 2) Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Jaipur's most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive…
Mrs and Mr Herbert trip to retrace footsteps of his maternal grandfather in Calcutta
The idea for the trip goes back to my maternal grandfather, James Robertson, who came from Dundee, worked his way up in the jute industry and ultimately ran a jute mill in Calcutta, over a hundred years ago. The objective is, in a way, to retrace his footsteps. We arrived in Calcutta late in the evening, to be met at the airport by our guide Paras Nath Dwevedi, our man from Royal India Holidays. They, in the shape of the…
Guests from Egypt on a memorable Golden Triangle Tour
We recently hosted a lovely group from Egypt in association with one of our Egypt travel partners East West Travel, which consisted primarily of women. A vibrant group, they chose the popular Golden Triangle Tour as their itinerary, which comprises of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The group arrived in the capital city Delhi which is rich in history and architecture. We started the first day with visiting Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, build by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak (1st…
Come visit the Nagaur Cattle Fair in Rajasthan, 30th January to 2nd February 2020
Rajasthan is famous not only for its majestic forts and tales of love and courage, but also for its fairs and festivals. They are visited with enthusiasm by locals, and travellers and tourists! One such vibrant festival is the Nagaur Cattle Fair, held in the captivating Rajput town of Nagaur in the Blue City - Jodhpur in Rajasthan.This festival, celebrated over 4 days, is organized by the Department of Animal Husbandry in association with the Department of Tourism and is…
6 vibrant gay-friendly travel destinations in India
What makes a great holiday? New experiences, friendly people, scenic locations, great weather, a vibrant culture, exotic food and of course safety and security are somethings that come to mind. India offers a wide range of experiences, something for every taste. It is a safe and welcoming country for gay travellers. Article 377, which criminalised consensual same-sex relationships, was revoked in September 2018, after a long and hard battle by gay rights activists. Now the country is on the brink…
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