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STORY BOOK TOWNS: Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan, India

Culture is something that evolves out of the simple, enduring elements of everyday life; elements most truthfully expressed in the folk arts and crafts of a nation. ~ Thor Hansen We just spent a lovely night at Castle Mandawa in … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Raj ~ Castle Mandawa

 “A wall may fall, but a Rajput stands firm.” ~ Rajput war proverb Our road trip through Rajasthan included Mandawa, a dry arid town, located in the Shekhawati region. Known for its many havelis (mansions), decorated with beautiful painted frescoes, … Continue reading

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