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Travel Experience: Udaipur, India

Welcome to Udaipur Having visited the other gloriously sun-soaked Rajasthani regions of Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur; I made my way to the great southern city of Udaipur. Known by many names, including “City of Lakes” and the “Venice of the East”, Udaipur is perhaps the most beautiful of all the cities in Rajasthan. Founded in 1553 […]

Review: The Ranbanka Palace Hotel (Jodhpur, India)

The Ranbanka Palace Hotel Centrally located along highway 62 in Jodhpur, India, the Ranbanka Palace Hotel is a posh upscale hotel by both Indian and international standards. Having consistently high ratings and reviews on the popular hotel and travel sites, this charming hotel is unabashedly unique with an artsy style and attitude all its own. […]

Travel Experience: Jodhpur, India (The Indigo City)

From Jaipur, we headed due west to the desert outpost city of Jodhpur. Along the way, we traveled through the Thar Desert and it was noticeably getting hotter and hotter; the drive was anything but boring – there were interesting people and things to see nearly the entire way. Midway Megh-Malhar Welcome to Jodhpur, The […]

Travel Experience: Jaipur, India (The Pink City)

Welcome to Rajasthan When we originally set out from Agra, the scenery quickly changed into something totally unexpected – a vast desert. We had entered the westernmost State of Rajasthan. Our guide quickly explained that Rajasthan was in fact a part of the great Thar Desert and that we would be driving west toward the […]

Review: The Pugmark Resort (Ranthambore, India)

The Road to Ranthambore Having checked off another “Seven Wonder” with the Taj Mahal, I boarded the bus for the six hour drive to Ranthambore National Park. The absolute beauty of the Rajasthani desert was tempered only by the harrowing white-knuckle drive from Agra.  Seemingly endlessly, the bus careened wildly down the narrow highway – […]

Travel Experience: Ranthambore National Park, India [Part II: Hiking the Ranthambore Fort]

This is post is Part II of the Ranthambore Trip Experience. Part I addresses the Safari experience and can be found here.  Hiking the Ranthambore Fort:  After the Safari and our up close and personal with Sundari, we were returned to the resort for lunch. A group asked if I’d like to join them in […]

Travel Experience: Ranthambore National Park, India [Part I: Safari]

For many, the chance to catch a glimpse of a rare endangered Bengal Tiger is reason enough to travel to India. That chance is what brought me to Ranthambore National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Ranthambore National Park Safari: Morning Edition As with all Safaris, the best chance at viewing wildlife is the early […]