Mehrangarh is magnificent. Set on a rocky outcrop that stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, the fort overlooks the walled city of Jodhpur, where most roofs are painted in an iconic shade of blue. The fort has a museum that houses spectacular royal paraphernalia – palanquins, miniature paintings, furniture and armory in exquisitely decorated rooms of palaces and villas.… Read More The Mystique of Mahrangarh
Kumbhalgarh gave us more drama than we’d envisaged- what with its stubborn fort standing majestically on a high ridge with a 15 km long wall running through the surrounding cliffs of the Aravalis and a panoramic view of the countryside from the top. The countryside soon divulging it’s own drama in the dark- when the leopards come out..
On our Rajasthan road trip from Udaipur to Jodhpur, the very first stop had to be Chittorgarh. As we explore the citadel amidst fascinating legends of Rani Padmini’s astounding beauty, how its people chose death before dishonor- the men donning saffron martyrs’ robes and riding out from the fort to certain death, while the women and children immolated themselves… Read More Glorious Chittorgarh
‘Look at all these colors on my plate’, exclaims The General. ‘Ambrosial’. 🙂 An effect of Sattvic food. If life is about living in the moment, sattvic food makes that moment exuberant, one morsel at a time. Foods, abundant in Prana- the universal life-force that gives life to all sentient beings, keep our minds clear, happy and at peace. The ancient… Read More Art at AOL – Ambrosia
‘We must see Shravanabelagola’, said the General. And so we went for another detour, off the highway, meandering through the country roads, sleepy villages and riotous fields till we caught a glimpse of the colossal monolithic statue of Gommateshvara on Vindyagiri Hill.
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The Art of Living International Center in Bangalore will fill you with tranquility and peace. But what also strikes as extremely interesting here is it’s interior design that adds to the serene ambiance. The high level of craftsmanship in wood-carvings as was prevalent in ancestral homes in Kerala, built in a specific pattern around a central courtyard –And then there are… Read More Art at AOL-Finesse
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There is something so warm and reassuring about window boxes with vibrant fresh flowers. It says that someone out there cares! – – – See more windows here.
Among a surreal terrain that is intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape, dotted with leafy banana fields, this little village perched on the captivating ruins of the “City of Victory” surely rocks! –– This once dazzling Hindu capital of Vijaynagara was devastated in the second half of the sixteenth century.… Read More Hampi rocks