PLAYING PRINCESS AT JODHPUR’S ROYAL PALACE; SURREAL LUXURY
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PLAYING PRINCESS AT JODHPUR’S ROYAL PALACE; SURREAL LUXURY

PLAYING PRINCESS WITH JODHPUR‘S ROYAL FAMILY AT FAIRYTALE UMAID BHAWAN PALACE Standing proud like an exclamation mark, Umaid Bhawan Palace rises majestically above the hazy desert capital of Jodhpur; a gargantuan castle borne of whimsical fantasy, splendid in its isolation. At its footsteps, fantasy and reality merge. ROYAL GREETING Cue the world’s most distinctly noble greeting. Sprawled … Continue reading

OPIUM TEA, JODHPUR BLUES AND MIGHTY MEHRANGARH
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OPIUM TEA, JODHPUR BLUES AND MIGHTY MEHRANGARH

THE BLUE HEART OF JODHPUR It’s early morning. I’m up, eagerly ready for my guide, to explore Jodhpur‘s Old Town. I’m determined to capture the blue city through my lens and, in this heat, need to do so before the sun gets too high. Off we set at 7am, before heading up to Mehrangarh Fort. The Old Town is cast … Continue reading

LUXURY vs GUILT? HAVELI HAVEN AMIDST JODHPUR’S LOCAL BAZAAR
anisha shah / Destination / globetrotter / journalist / North India / review / Travel / travel writer / Uncategorized / world

LUXURY vs GUILT? HAVELI HAVEN AMIDST JODHPUR’S LOCAL BAZAAR

TRAVEL IN STYLE: GUILTY PLEASURES vs GUILT-FREE INDULGENCE All that’s really good in life, I’m told is bad for me or OK in controlled doses. ‘Everything in moderation.’ I can’t tell you how much I resent that phrase. It’s riddled with guilt, negative association and control. But I try to abide, in terms of chocolate, shoes and wine. There … Continue reading