Diwali means “rows of lit lamps” in Sanskrit and is known as the Hindu “festival of lights”. During Diwali oil lamps called ‘diyas’ set cities and towns aglow and strings of lights swoon over sacred lakes and rivers.
Day 5-Jaipur- Rajasthan- North India Early morning, I started the day with a heritage walk with a local guide. I heard the temple bells and smelled the jalebis – the special, sweet local delicacies. The city was waking up and we saw people drinking chai and eating spicy deep fried pakoras (spicy doughnuts). Bela BankerI […]
Day 1- Udaipur- Rajasthan- North India Udaipur is absolutely a fairy tale city. The Taj Lake Palace with its magical setting surrounded by Aravali Hills on Lake Pichola is breath taking. I arrived at the Lake Palace by boat and was welcomed by sunny courtyards, pillared enclosures and airy balconies. It is an indulgent retreat. […]