About bontaks

Nic is the the 'Bon' part of 'Bontaks.' Together we are Nic and John - two travel-addicted teachers who enjoy every opportunity to go places, meet people and experience life.

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 →

Pearl Palace Heritage Boutique Guesthouse, Jaipur

There is much competition in Jaipur for the tourist dollar, in all aspects of the industry, but no more so than in the accommodation sector. Most people want the romance Continue Reading →