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What to see in Udaipur

What to see in Udaipur

In the middle of the lake Pichola, there is a beautiful white building. Ghats, walls of the palace, and temples surrounding it observe themselves on its surface. When you go through the city’s little streets you see pastel-colored walls decorated with murals depicting people and animals; like elephants, peacocks or tigers. Udaipur is calmer than most Rajasthani cities. Many claim that this is the most beautiful city in India; and definitely the most romantic. Some even call it the Venice…

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What to see in Jodhpur

What to see in Jodhpur

  Above the city you can see a mountain and a fort called Mehrangarh. Beneath are small buildings, most painted blue. Jodhpur is one of a few places where the earth is up and sky below. On narrow blue streets walk women dressed in pink saris. A walk in Jodhpur is a real feast for the eyes. The answer to the question „Should I go to Jodhpur?” is a big yes. Why are walls of the buildings blue? There’re a…

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11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

It is easy to get some souvenirs while traveling. They stand at each stall and say: buy me, I am beautiful, local and I will remind you of this fascinating journey! I was sensitive to these questions, so I used to always buy some. Wooden Buddha, jade Ganesha, brass elephant, each of these things was indeed beautiful, but after a while, the figurines stopped to fit on the mantelpiece. So soon after retuning from the emergency room, after three marble…

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Spice up your life with masala chai!

Spice up your life with masala chai!

We are strolling along narrow, dusty street in the town of Bundi, a small town of Rajasthan. We are passing over-colored handicraft stalls, beautiful ladies in embellished saris, children in alarmingly prankish mood and slightly bored cows. – Come in, come in, the best masala chai in India! – we hear suddenly and see smiling man, sitting on a dais. Why not to try? We come inside. The French couple with the guide is already in. – You will see,…

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