Bharatpur is the closest town to Keoladeo National Park. The city is relatively small, and a couple of hours are more than enough to see the main sights. Below you'll see pictures of Lohagarh Fort, the Government Museum and Ganga Maharani Temple.
Keoladeo National Park is a birder's paradise. The closest city is Bharatpur, three hours away from Delhi by train, which makes it a perfect weekend gateway. The park includes wetlands, grasslands and woodlands. It is home to more than 230 species of birds, an many more that arrive in winter. A visit to this places… Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan
The closest train station to Pushkar is Ajmer, which is 12 km away. On my way back to Delhi, I scheduled a few hours to spend in this city. Ajmer sits next to the artificial Ana Sagar Lake which was built around 1150 AD. It surprised me a little to find pelicans here because I… Continue reading Ajmer, Rajasthan
Pushkar is a small town in Rajasthan, 420 km from Delhi. Despite its size, it is one of the most important pilgrimage places for Hindus. The city sits around a holy lake, which according to tradition, appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. There are 52 ghats where pilgrims perform rituals and prayers. Among them, you'll… Continue reading Pushkar, Rajasthan
After a whole day of sightseeing in the city, on Sunday a took a tour around Jodhpur countryside. The guide was supposed to take me to the Bishnoi villages in the area. Bishnoi people are said to love nature and be committed to wildlife conservation. However, in the end, the tour consisted of a visit… Continue reading Jodhpur countryside, Rajasthan
Jodhpur, located in the state of Rajasthan, is known as the "Blue City" because many of its houses are painted or decorated in this color. I visited Jodhpur during the second weekend of February and the weather was great. The average temperature was around 25 °C and the skies were clear and blue. I took… Continue reading Jodhpur, Rajasthan
At the beginning of October, a good friend mine came to India for a visit. Together, we traveled to different places. Some of them I had been before, but others were completely new to me. First, we took the Shatabdi express train from Delhi to Agra. I was really impressed because it only took us two… Continue reading Jaipur, Rajasthan
Holi is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the arrival of spring. The date is determined according to the Hindu Calendar and changes every year on the Gregorian Calendar. It usually falls between the end of February and the beginning of March. Holi is… Continue reading Happy Holi