Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rajasthan round up: Vacation in 10 days (Part 1 of 4)

A post after a real long time. Had a great vacation in Rajasthan. For anyone wanting to travel, December is a great time to travel in Rajasthan (a little cold brrrrr.....) but its better than going in summer

A typical route could be Chennai-Jaipur (Stay 2 nights) - Jodhpur (1 day) - Jaisalmer (2 nights) - Ranakpur (1 night) - Udaipur(2 nights) - return from Ahmedabad to Chennai

I shall cover it in 4 posts - Jaipur (Part 1) - Jodhpur (Part 2) - Jaisalmer (Part 3) - Udaipur (Part 4)


We went to Albert Hall, Birla temple, on the way to City palace. In city palace, take the regular ticket (the 2.5K ticket may not be required unless you are an enthusiast). A guide can help and can charge anyway upwards of Rs. 400

Birla Temple - Our start for the vacation

Albert Hall - The pigeons are fun - they are trained to fly in unison and return - we saw this from outside only

City palace

Amber fort

Please feel free to contact me if you need any tips or clarifications and are planning your trip

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Read: Proof of heaven - worth a read

For no particular reason the second book of heaven in a month. (They both were in the NY times best seller list). This book was racy and readable. If you have read other books on NDEs (Near Death Experiences) this will be a doctors / scientists view of the same - reassuringly consistent!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Read: Heaven is for real

The book started of well and was quite gripping. Though seemingly a real account of a 7 year old boys near death experience, the book is peppered with stories from the bible and visualization. Fails to capture interest of people who do not know those stories before hand. Can breeze through once...... (new york times best seller for a year!!)
BTW now its a movie too !!

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