There is no grander way to start a tour of Jaipur than on the back of a painted elephant, walking through the giant gates of the beautiful Amer Fort. This would have been the way royalty of the past made an entrance. We got a chance to ride one of these colorfully painted animals up the hill and into the main square of the palace as part of our Private Jaipur Sightseeing Tour. As amazing a start to the day as our elephant ride was, the rest of was pretty spectacular as well.
Easily one of Rajasthan’s most enchanting little towns, Pushkar is popular with Hindu pilgrims and overseas tourists alike. A short drive or train ride from Jaipur, this holy hamlet in the middle of the desert is best known for housing one of the world’s only temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator deity in the Hindu trinity.
Although India’s smallest state is at its most happening during the winter months, visit Goa in the off-season and you’ll get a better feel for the local culture. Though the off-season is often hotter or rainier, especially in monsoon (late spring), the beaches are much quieter and the roads less crowded. If you happen to […]
Just north of Pondicherry, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Auroville is a large-scale international community with residents from around the world, some of whom have lived in the self-described “universal city in the making” since its establishment in 1968. Today, over 2,000 people from around four-dozen countries call the township home, and many […]
On the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, Udaipur’s City Palace is among the city’s most popular attractions, and for good reason. Construction on this sprawling palace (Rajasthan’s largest) started in the mid-16th century, and the next four centuries saw numerous additions and remodels, and the palace today is a compound of interconnected royal buildings rather […]
Although Mysore has seven palaces, its best-known and arguably most stunning is the Ambavillas Palace, known commonly as Mysore Palace, in the city’s Old Fort. While other royal residences stood at the cite of what is now Mysore Palace, the current building was commissioned in 1897 and completed in 1912. This glorious structure was built […]