Udaipur, Fall In Love With Her

She wears elegance hemmed with quirkiness. She is divine in every sense. She is Udaipur. Call her beautiful, and she shies away looking at her own reflection in your twinkling eyes. Take a glimpse and fall in love with Udaipur! #1 Of Blissful Sunrises & Tranquility #2 Artists Find Themselves Hidden In Masterpieces #3 Where Ageing Is Graceful #4 Sometimes Traditions Need A Sprinkle Of Quirk #5 Grandeur Protected By The Sands Of Time #6 Here, Culture Is A Way Of Life #7 ...

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5 Intriguing Facts About Bijapur

The Gol Gumbaz, a Bijapur landmark and a top tourist draw
Bijapur, also known as Vijayapura, is often overlooked by travellers visiting Karnataka since the focus is more on bigger cities like Bengaluru. But the truth is that you will be missing out on a lot if you do not visit this historic city, an important town since it functioned as the capital for the Adil Shahi rulers. Located about 530km north of Bengaluru, it is home to fascinating structures that stand testament to its glorious, interesting past. This is why Bijapur often features on ...

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Bijapur, Glorious Pearl Of Karnataka

Nestled in the state of Karnataka, Bijapur is a beautiful district with a vibrant history. Its various mosques, palaces, mausoleums and fortifications reflect a glorious Islamic past. Experience history come alive with our exclusive Jewels Of The Deccan journey aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Book A Journey Now! Why The Deccan Odyssey? Experience absolute luxury as you journey through some of the most magnificent destinations of India aboard the Deccan Odyssey. Journeys Which Include ...

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7 Souvenirs To Buy From Jaipur

String puppets from Jaipur are the perfect souvenirs for kids
Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726, Jaipur is the largest city and the capital of the state of Rajasthan in India. Nicknamed the Pink City, it is famous for its colourful markets as well as its mesmerising monuments. Along with Agra and Delhi, it forms what is known as the Golden Triangle – a tourist circuit in India. The royal observatory, the Jantar Mantar and the impressive Amer Fort - located approximately 11km away from the city - are some of the must-see attractions. Also, ...

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Jaipur, In Pictures

I’m Jaipur, where traditions are woven into modernity, colours of happiness are sprinkled everywhere and solace is found in chaos; see my story in pictures! I am known as the pink city of India, but do you know why? The tale goes back to 1876, when Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales were invited to visit Jaipur by Maharaja Ram Singh. Since pink is the colour of hospitality, he decided to paint me pink to welcome the honourable guests. Every avenue, monument, and building inside my ...

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Palitana – Of Temples, Vegetarian Food and Religious Harmony

Founded in 1194, Palitana used to be an important princely state of the Saurashtra region. It is said that Shri Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankar, meditated on the famous Shatrunjaya Hill here. Today, the city is known as an important pilgrimage site for Jains as they believe this temple town must be visited once in a lifetime to attain nirvana. This charming city is located in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, around 215 km away from Ahmedabad. Here are our top picks of things to see and ...

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Kolhapur: The Birthplace of Indian Cinema

A glimpse of the sets of Kolhapuri cinema studios
Kolhapur has a rich history that is over 1,500 years old. The city was an important centre of power for different kingdoms that ruled over the modern state of Maharashtra, including the famous Maratha Empire. Kolhapur has many ancient temples, forts and palaces showcasing its rich history. Since it is located in the Western Ghats mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also renowned for its scenic beauty and wildlife. The city is probably most famous for its local handicrafts ...

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The Royal Review – All You Need To Know About Gujarat

many beautiful Jain temples in Palitana
Located in western India, Gujarat has been a place of strategic importance right from the time of the Indus Valley Civilisation, when the country’s first port was established in the ancient city of Lothal in this region. The state thrived under different rulers in history, including the Mauryan regime, Solanki Dynasty, Muslim rule, the Marathas, and finally European powers till the Indian independence in 1947. Today, Gujarat is India’s seventh-largest state and has a population of ...

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7 Things To Buy In Hyderabad

Pearls are available in several varieties and in exquisite jewellery designs
Western-attired youth from the technology industry rub shoulders with those in traditional Islamic attire and perhaps even the descendants of the Nizam, as they battle the city’s increasing traffic. This is a common scene in Hyderabad, the land of the Charminar and the capital city of the relatively newer Indian state of Telangana. Hyderabad – A City Constant In Its Variety Hyderabad is a place where one can find a mix in everything from people and culture to food. This blend is ...

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The Strategic Stronghold: Daulatabad Fort

In a time where kingdoms were invaded and battles constantly waged, there stood an indomitable Deccan fortress known for it strategic military defences - the Daulatabad Fort. Built on a 200-meter-high conical hill, Daulatabad was one of the most powerful forts in the Deccan during medieval times. Approximately 22kms from Aurangabad, this 12th-century structure has had minimal alterations, which makes it one of the world’s most well-preserved forts. Like a proud conqueror, this rock-h...

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