Mumbai, India

Introduction to Mumbai Flying from Udaipur to Mumbai, we had to leave our driver of three weeks behind. Such as shame, as he was excellent at his job, and a Continue Reading →

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

In the area surrounding the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the traffic was gridlocked, and security procedures were thorough, and thus, time consuming. The residual precautions from the 2008 terrorist attacks Continue Reading →

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Narlai to Udaipur On our drive from Narlai to Udaipur, we stopped off at Ranakpur, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. We nearly decided to skip Continue Reading →

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur To mix things up on yet another lengthy drive between the poster cities of Rajasthan, our driver, Anand, took us on a less travelled route via Osian. Continue Reading →

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Bikaner to Jaisalmer Driving from Bikaner to Jaisalmer yielded much the same landscape as our previous journeys through Rajasthan – vast arid spaces, cows, camels, shanties and people living their Continue Reading →

The Gulaal Hotel, Jaisalmer

Children playing in the dusty, unpaved street watched as our car slowly drove past. The cows with swishing tails didn’t even bother to glance our way. Our driver was trying Continue Reading →

Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner

The approach to Laxmi Niwas Palace down the long driveway evoked an Indian Downton Abbey episode of my imagination. The pink stone from Dulmera was the perfect medium with which Continue Reading →

Bikaner, Rajasthan

Fatehpur The town of Fatehpur is part of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and is often used as a base to explore the area. As we had chosen the smaller Continue Reading →