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Palace hotels are not a new phenomenon. Many castles, palaces and even forts across the world have been converted into hotels to give you a chance to experience it. While I haven’t personally had the chance to stay at such a hotel, my time at Narendra Bhawan is the closest I’ve come to sleeping in a royal chamber. The hotel was the residence of the last Maharajah of Bikaner, Narendra Singh ji and the minute you set foot inside, your experience from entering the hotel till the time you check out is all about giving you a glimpse into his…

While the sand dunes and the Thar dessert seem to have a magnetic pull to all travelers and wanderers, the journey from Jodhopur airport to Jaisalmer is particularly long, 4 hours to be exact. If you’re smarter you might opt for a train journey sadly the rail connectivity isn’t much stronger than their air counterparts. Of course the perks of staying at a beautiful hotel is that your ride from the airport to the hotel is done in nothing less than a comfortable SUV  that has an ipod with a list of music, wonderful traditional Rajasthani snacks and sweets, plenty…

The Pink city is glorious and offers many attractions to keep travellers and tourists busy. After much shopping, sightseeing and plenty of eating, there are my personal top picks for what you can not miss when you’re in the city of the maharajas. Amber Fort – this magnificent fort was once home to the rulers of the region. If you visit the city of Jaipur, you must visit this illustrious palace. It is where parts of the movie Jodha Akbar was filmed and boasts of splendid architecture and an exquisite sheesh mahal decorated with glass. What makes the trip even…

It’s hot, I’m exhausted from the crazy week I’ve had, my flight was traumatic being stuck between a continuous burper and a inconsiderate twit who kicked my seat throughout the flight but nothing can stop me from being excited. I’m on holiday and we’ve just touchdown in Jaipur! Aah the pink city. I’m expecting to see camels and elephants at every corner, colourful turbaned men walking up and down the street and forts all over the place. While I did see all this and so much more I shall share my Rajasthani experience in another post. This one is exclusively…