• Incredible India,  Taj Hotels,  Travel

    Jodhpur Diary Part 1 : Umaid Bhawan Palace & Mehrangarh Fort

    So with a couple of friends I traveled to Jodhpur, never having been there, fascinated by the desert to which I had never been. Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City . I was fortunate enough to stay at Taj  Umaid Bhawan Palace . This hotel was voted  by Trivadvisor in 2016 as the Best Hotel In the World. That’s right, In The World. I must say the interiors as well as the grounds of the hotel/palace really exudes luxury and royalty at every step.   Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels , Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of…

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    Taj Mahal Diary ..Pictures unseen and the hidden symbols you did not know about

    So since I had some friends over from overseas who wanted to see the Taj Mahal in Agra, on a friday morning we left New Delhi for Agra. We took the Yamuna expressway by which you can reach the Taj Mahal in less than 3 hours from New Delhi. While it is among the best expressways in India, I would strongly suggest you to travel on this road during the daytime as far as possible because it is an extremely accident-prone road and it should be especially avoided during the extreme foggy periods of December end to January beginning. Soon we reached the majestic monument and our very knowledgeable guide…

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    Thalassa and The Fisherman’s Wharf : amazing restaurants in Goa.. Part 1

    If there is one restaurant which gets talked about a lot in Goa among visitors, I would say it is the greek Taverna, Thalassa. Cuisine: Greek, Mediterannean Started by Mariketty  who hails from the beautiful island of Corfu,Greece ( Gerald Durrell anyone? ) it has a view to kill for, looking out into the Arabian Sea over the hills of vagator. And trust me, the food is as good as the view and while I have been there only during the daytime, I believe they have amazing greek dance performances in the evening. I personally think the best time to go to this restaurant is just before sunset as you can…

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    Humanyun’s Tomb…..Delhi Unseen.. Part 1

    While I go to New Delhi often, it is very seldom that I get a chance to see the city like a tourist. A few months ago however, I was hosting some friends from outside the country so I visited a few cities in India. Our first stop was Delhi and I thought we would start with Humayun’s Tomb .   Now a quick history break here. Mughal dynasty was a dynasty founded by Babur, the first Mughal king who came  to rule India originaly from Persia which spanned from Uzbekistan in the east to Greece and Libya in the west. There were around 8 Mughal kings which ruled india…

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    Mae De Deus Church , Figueiredo Mansion and the sleepy Hamlet of Loutolim : Goa in the Rains…Part 3

    As I said in my previous post about Goa, there is more to Goa than Beaches, Shacks and Super luxury hotels along the beach.. As we continue on our Trail of Secret and Hidden Treasures of Goa our next stop is the Mae De Deus church in Saligao. Mae De Deus means Mother of God Now Saligao is just 10-15 minutes drive away from the c/c/b (Candolim / Calangute/ Baga ) belt of north goa which is the haunt of most tourists but very few people actually end up going to saligao because there are no “known” tourist attractions there. It could be on a different planet for all practical…

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    Piedade village in Divar Island ..Goa in the Rains…Part 2….

    Further to Goa in the Rains..Part 1….Chapora Fort Most people go to Goa and never manage to get beyond the usual beaches and restaurants/shacks . However, On my monsoon trip to goa I decided to discover the hidden places of goa which the tourists never get to see.. The first stop on this hidden list was Divar Island. As you get off the ferry , you get the feeling that Divar Island is the place Time  forgot. Now you may never have heard of this place in goa and the reason for that is that the inhabitants of this place tend keep to themselves and resists attempts to connect the…

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    Goa in the Rains…..Part 1…Trip to Chapora Fort

    In the past few years, I have had the good fortune to visit Goa several times. I have been there in March, October , June and August. While it is true that there is never a bad time to go to Goa ( except maybe Xmas and New Year ? ) I have yet to see anyplace on earth as green as beautiful as Goa in the Rains. It is as if  it gets transformed into Eden itself and everywhere you go there is a cornucopia of greenery and nature’s beauty at its best.. This picture was taken from top of Chapora fort, where the famous scenes from Dil Chahta…

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