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Shri Nathji Temple in Nathdwara Visit | Driving Holidays in India

Faith in God includes Faith in his timing ~ Neal A. Maxwell

I vaguely knew about Shri Nath ji  - the 7 year old ‘infant’  incarnation of Hindu god Krishna , from many years (as I am Hindu myself). However, it was through the stunning Pichwai paintings that I came to see during the Textile Trail in Delhi, that I really got interested in the religious history of Shri Nath ji at Nathdwara, which was as fascinating as it was about faith.  While on the family road trip through Rajasthan this winter, we realised that we could visit Nathdwara if we just  got our timing right. We decided that if we did get our timing right, while driving from Mount Abu to Chittorgarh, when we reached the highway point which takes a detour to Nathdwara town, we will definitely visit the Shri Nath ji Temple. In my heart, I kept praying that everything goes fine and for me it was a journey into the power of faith to visit and seek blessings of Shri Nath ji in Nathdwara.

[caption id="attachment_5040" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Narrow lanes of Nathdwara[/caption] (more…)

Sushmita Sarkar
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Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India | Driving Holidays in India

The desert state of Rajasthan, among its many forts, palaces, aravalli mountains, sand dunes and havelis also has the lone ‘hill station’ of Mount Abu. Reading about Mount Abu in the geography textbooks in school, I was fascinated by the idea of a hill station in the dry desert state of Rajasthan and wondered how it would look like. I so wanted to visit it and on our 8 day family road trip through Rajasthan this winter, I finally visited Mount Abu. It was a bittersweet experience and I came away with mixed feelings.

[caption id="attachment_5035" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Views from Guru Shikhar[/caption]

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Sushmita Sarkar
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Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan | Driving Holidays in India

Kumbhalgarh Fort’s claim to fame is its majestic Fort Rampart Walls, which is said to be second longest wall after the ‘Great Wall of China’. We visiting Kumbhalgarh on a cloudy afternoon, driving in from Ranakpur, on our 8 day long family road trip through Mewar region of Rajasthan. The Fort did not impress me; however, the Fort rampart walls certainly, lived up to their fame.

[caption id="attachment_5016" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Main Entrance Gate of Kumbhalgarh Fort[/caption] (more…)

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Jolly Buoy Island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park | Andaman & Nicobar Islands Travel Diaries

Long Sandy white beach, pristine blue clear waters and blue sky all around – I think that’s the idea of bliss most for most us when we think of a beach holiday. But to find such blissful beaches (and un crowded ones) is a hard task. Andaman & Nicobar Islands archipelago is one of those destinations which have such beaches in abundance, but to get to these beaches is a lot of effort. We visited many beautiful beaches in Andaman & Nicobar trip and travelling to each one makes for a great story. Jolly Buoy Island in Mahatma Gandhi National Park has some of the best beaches and it took us one full day to visit this island. Sharing our experience of Jolly Buoy Island here:

[caption id="attachment_4846" align="aligncenter" width="300"]img_4457_e Pristine blue waters of Jolly Buoy Island each[/caption]

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Poddar Haveli Museum in Nawalgarh | Havelis of Shekhawati, Rajasthan

The main attraction for our family road trip last winters through Shekhawati region of Rajasthan was to visit and photograph the renowned heritage havelis (and their frescos)of shekhawati region.  We visited 3 towns in Shekhawati region  - Bagar, Jhunjhunu and Nawalgarh, and out of these three, Nawalgarh has some of the best maintained havelis, with beautiful frescos, woodworks and stonework.

Poddar Haveli Museum in Nawalgarh town, Shekhawati, Rajasthan is one of the two best   preserved havelis which have been turned into museums (the other one is Morarka Haveli Museum) in Nawalgarh and it is a must visit if one is interested in the haveli architecture and frescos of shekhawati. Sharing my experience here, of visiting Poddar Haveli Museum in Nawalgarh, shekhawati region, Rajasthan (India).

[caption id="attachment_4792" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Poddar Haveli Museum Poddar Haveli Museum[/caption]

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