Tag Archives: Rajasthan

Let’s Hear it for the Driver

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man … Continue reading

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Saris in the Breeze

“It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.”  ~ Guy de Maupassant Standing on the raised platform of the ancient Sas-Bah temple at Nagda in Rajasthan, we looked once more at the barren landscape in the distance. … Continue reading

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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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