Thu

25

Feb

2016

Travel Thought of the Week - Pat Conroy

Travel Thought - Pat Conroy

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It’s sad that cameras and the memory eating hard-disks can only hold a few of our fond memories and can’t survive an inquisitive toddler’s first art sketches or the enormous mites and silver fishes invading the shelves. The best way to capture every moment that beguiled us is to capture them in our memory and save it for a rainy day. And even more so, if the mind likes it, we are still there no matter where we are elsewhere.

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Mon

22

Feb

2016

Live The Dreams Of Conquering The Desert Dunes : Things To Do In Jaisalmer!

Hello readers, I am Adway Chauhan. I am an IT Professional and a passionate traveller. I have always been fascinated by places and travelling to new places, gives me a high like nothing else. The most recent trip to Jaisalmer was an enriching experience of sorts. The blog post is an attempt to bring out a few things related to the same.

The former princely state in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer stands as a historic city, with a subtle modernity to it. The buildings are characterized by a yellow sandstone structure and is also called as the Golden City, owing to the same. The palaces and the ancient temples are all marvellous pieces of architecture, but let’s just touch through a few things to do in Jailsalmer.

 

Reconnect Your Passion Of History By Visiting The Numerous Forts And Palaces – Things To Do In Jaisalmer

Camel ride in Jaisalmer desert
Camel ride in Jaisalmer desert | Image Resource : getsholidays.com

Rajasthan, is predominantly a desert place, and therefore the first pointer in the things to do in Jaisalmer list are the camel rides. The camel safaris are quite enjoyable and the trip is adventurous and not quite for the faint heart.

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort | Image Resource : holidayinrajasthan.com

The next stop is the medieval architectural sites, which must need a glance by any visitor in this city. The beautifully carved sculptures are something to look out for. The Maharaja’s Palace, the Jaisalmer Fort, and a handful of Jain temples could be visited, if you’re a history geek. Even otherwise, the experience is quite fulfilling.

Jeep safari in the deserts of Jaisalmer
Jeep safari in the deserts of Jaisalmer | Image Resource : desertsafariinjaisalmer.com

To face the sand dunes of the desert, head on, one must experience the jeep safari in the deserts of Jaisalmer. Costs around  Rs 6000, this experience is totally worth the cost and the ride down numerous slopes is never going to be smooth, but you’ll love it if you’re the adventurous kind.

Binge On A Few Rajasthani Delicacies – Things To Do In Jaisalmer

Forget your worries and experience the various things to do in Jaisalmer and return back refreshed and rejuvenated. Have fun, play safe and take care. Cheers!

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Thu

18

Feb

2016

Delicious Food of the Week : Gajak Sweet

Gajak Sweet
Gajak Sweet | Image Resource : shopclues.com

Gajak Sweet : Winter quaking never gets inclusive without bargaining those sweet walas while purchasing the famous Gajak sweets from their stalls. The groundnut and sesame seed-pressed delicacy is really the North Indian Turkish Delight that spares no sweet- tooth. Finally this sesame brittle is drenched in jaggery and gloated to shine.

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Mon

15

Feb

2016

Travel photo of the week : Radisson Blu Jaipur Hotel

Radisson Blu Jaipur Hotel
Radisson Blu Jaipur Hotel | Image Resource : radissonblu.com

Radisson Blu Jaipur Hotel : The pink city has a lot to offer for aspiring tourists, trekking youngsters and proficient businessmen. Whatever be the purpose, the destination remains the same. The Radisson at Jaipur has got windows with lens that can show you the city with all its shades of pink and pride. The facilities and service will make you fall in love with the city once again and there’s no doubt about it.

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Wed

27

Jan

2016

Things To Do In Udaipur! A Treasure House Of Crafts And Arts!

Being a workaholic is a good idea, but taking break sometimes from work and exploring the world is a smart and useful thought. This is your friend Adway Chavan, you guys know me best as a photographer and traveller. Before I start with my travel experience, I would like to thank all my reader friends for their motivation and support.

Here I come Udaipur!

One of my readers suggested me to visit the city of lakes, Udaipur. I have heard great scholars say travelling is not just an adventure but one can learn quite a lot of different things. I followed this advice and landed in Udaipur, and I thanked my reader friend for suggesting such a wonderful idea to me.

Historical places in Udaipur
Historical places in Udaipur | Image Resource : tourmyindia.com

Udaipur is a fascinating city, there are not just monuments, palaces and historic places here but one can grasp a lot of knowledge with respect to crafts and art. Handicrafts stuff look pretty and they are best when made on by oneself and present to loved ones. So, I made a decision to try my hands on and learn something beneficial that can help me in future.

Learning some interesting things in Udaipur

Crafting and Recycling at Udaipur
Crafting and Recycling at Udaipur | Image Resource : hiresstock.com

Udaipur is a land of skilful people, I loved people playing with unwanted material and creating magical items with it. Scrap book making, paper gifts making, crafting and recycling were some of the things I wanted to learn from this creative people and it these were the things to do in Udaipur which had top priority on my list. There are many skilled people in Jaipur who offered one day or two day workshops for learning enthusiasts.

Making baskets using waste colourful papers
Making lovely baskets using waste colourful papers | Image Resource : aliimg.com

I am an eco friendly person and do not like to waste any material, so I thought of learning recycling origami. It was just a day workshop and they charge me just 550 INR. It was so innovative of making lovely baskets and other interesting stuff with colourful waste papers, and some pretty envelops as well.

Gujarati henna designs
Gujarati henna designs | Image Resource : cleartrip.com
Arabic mehendi pattern
Arabic mehendi pattern designs | Image Resource : newstyle365.com

Moving on, although it might sound a little weird but I love Henna designs. I really like the smell of mehendi and am keenly interested in the intricate patterns. So I went to learn Gujarati henna designs and other interesting patterns at New Ahimsapuri Road. A mere 350 bucks and you can come out with a new skill in your hand. I request all my reader friends to try out such craft skills when in Udaipur.

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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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