Thursday, July 2

Author: Rajat

A passionate writer, who loves coffee, reading, writing, sketching, painting and travelling, he writes articles on a wide range of topics.
I had my first snow experience at Kufri Zoo. What about you?
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I had my first snow experience at Kufri Zoo. What about you?

I was disappointed to see no snowfall when I reached Shimla the morning. The sky was still dark and it was a bit cold but no views of snow anywhere. There were still many hours to check in the hotel. While I was passing my time sitting at a chair at ISBT Shimla, I was thinking where to go to experience snow else my weekend trip would have been spoilt. When the sun started to spread its golden rays, I booked a cab and managed to reach my hotel after several directions. I spent some time there at the hotel, got freshened up and left to Kufri Zoo. I had no idea of visiting this place. It was all told by this cab driver who kept on talking on the way and gave me a deal of taking me to some famous places of Shimla including Kufri Zoo, Himalayan National Park where I experienced snow for...
Why did I not include Shimla in travel list? But I visited…
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Why did I not include Shimla in travel list? But I visited…

Himachal Pradesh has been one of my favourite weekend destinations from Delhi. A round the clock journey from Delhi took me to some of the most incredibly beautiful places this state of Himalaya has to offer. However, I haven’t been able to visit some of the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh like Lahaul & Spiti. Yet, whatever distance I could cover which my weekends had allowed, I had tended to explore as much as I could. As I started travelling to different locations of Himachal Pradesh, I heard from a lot of people that the state capital was not something I would enjoy visiting. So, I didn’t include Shimla in travel list. Yet, I visited Shimla last year in December and then I realised those people were right. No offence, Shimla is as beautiful as other places of the state but I ...
Where to eat in Bundi?
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Where to eat in Bundi?

I kept roaming in Bundi till the evening. I had visited all the places which I included in my one day’s itinerary and then I searched for a place to eat in Bundi. The last place that I visited in Bundi was 84 pillared cenotaph which was a little bit far from the main market. When I came out on the main road after visiting the chhatri, I stopped an auto wallah and asked him to drop me at a nice place to eat in Bundi. “Yaha koi badhiya restaurant hai kya?” (Is there a nice restaurant nearby?)“Han, hai na! Apko kis type ka chahiye?” (Yes, there are. What’s your choice?)“Ek achcha sa restaurant jaha m thodi der baith ke aram kar saku or achcha kha saku” (I am looking for a place where I can sit, relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal.)“EK yaha yaha nazdeek. Badhiya wala hai. Le chalu?” (There’...
One Day Itinerary of Bundi – Things to do in Bundi
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One Day Itinerary of Bundi – Things to do in Bundi

Ever imagined a place which itself is a complete destination for every history enthusiast who loves travelling? From ancient temples to Baori, cenotaphs, forts, temples and lakes, what else do you need? When you sit and look for such places in India, where exactly do you find yourself travelling to? And that too an offbeat place, where you won’t find yourself surrounded by the crowd, where you can roam easily passing through narrow ancient alleyways and markets. I have visited Jaipur where I did find all such sites but Jaipur is commercialized and crowded. Thus, I reached Bundi, a small town near Kota which fulfilled my thirst to visit such a place. On my personal experience, I have prepared a one day itinerary of Bundi which includes all major places which can be visited in a day. Fou...
I could only count 82 pillars of 84 Pillared Cenotaph
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I could only count 82 pillars of 84 Pillared Cenotaph

The architectural wonders of Bundi kept me overwhelmed for the day. Since I visited for one day only and I had to pick the most iconic places to visit in Bundi, 84 Pillared Cenotaph was still untouched in my list. The name itself was pretty impressive and kept me glued to visit here. I had to return to Gurgaon the same night thus I was in no mood to leave this place without visiting. It was far from Sukh Palace and as I told in my earlier post, there are no regular public transport services, no Ola, Uber or any other sort of cab facility; it’s just the local auto-rickshaws. I had taken a combined ticket for three places i.e. Raniji Ki Baori, Sukh Niwas Palace and Chaurasi Khambhon ki Chhatri or 84 Pillared Cenotaph in Bundi which was a great relief. After spending an hour or so at ...
Family Travel Tips: 5 Ways To Make A Trip Relaxing For Everyone
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Family Travel Tips: 5 Ways To Make A Trip Relaxing For Everyone

While trips make the best vacation experience for many people, it becomes a challenge for some families to travel together because each member has their expectations far from the rest. But isn’t it supposed to be awesome to spend the holiday together during a trip and come back with experiences and lessons for life improvement? Yes, traveling together ought to be a pleasant experience for everyone. It is not only imaginable but also possible. With adequate preparations and upfront arrangements, you can have the most pleasant expedition for the entire family. This post gives you five simple tips to follow to ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience on your next family trip. Read Here - Solo travel is the best. 1. Prepare Your Kids Children can get over-excited...
Sukh Niwas Mahal Bundi- The Place where Rudyard Kipling Stayed
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Sukh Niwas Mahal Bundi- The Place where Rudyard Kipling Stayed

Every site I visited in Bundi, I found how glorious the city would have been in the past. From forts to cenotaphs and lakes, this place must have enjoyed a splendid time. Bundi may not be a hot tourist spot, but it’s a perfect destination for offbeat travelling. If you are around Delhi and looking for a weekend destination, solo or with others, you may wanna consider Bundi as your place. Two days are enough to explore this lesser-known travellers’ paradise. Though I only spent one day in this city and visited as many places as possible in one day; my second last site was Sukh Niwas Mahal Bundi. Jait Sagar Lake (View from Sukh Niwas Palace Bundi) The city is stuffed with lots of historical places including 84 Pillared Cenotaphs, Raniji ki Baori, Taragarh, etc. which make Bundi ...
Architectural Marvellous of Raniji Ki Baori Bundi – The Queen’s Stepwell
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Architectural Marvellous of Raniji Ki Baori Bundi – The Queen’s Stepwell

I am much fascinated towards the ancient architecture and the kind of monuments people back then have built. Be it for living, amusement or even for combating any unseen danger or situation, these monuments are a fine example of how those people thought and created masterpieces out of bricks and stones. One of such architectural marvel that I visited in November last year was Raniji Ki Baori Bundi. The queen’s stepwell is among the most noteworthy step-wells due to its architecture, design and decoration. The Queen’s Stepwell Stepwells are an integral part of Indian history and architecture plan. Mainly constructed to deal with the water shortage situation, these stepwells were water reservoirs built by kings or other rich men for charity purposes and you will find several of th...
Taragarh Fort Bundi – One of the Oldest Forts of Rajasthan
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Taragarh Fort Bundi – One of the Oldest Forts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan had been a land of rajas (kings) and forts. The state has some of the most marvellous forts artistically and architecturally. While the land was mostly ruled over by Rajput kings, Mughals also reached here and formed these establishments. But a major part still belongs to the native rulers. My immense love for history and archaeology has taken me to various places which hold great cultural significance. I heard about Bundi’s Taragarh Fort almost four years back and then it was just a thought. Never knew that this fort had such a great importance in Indian history. Taragarh Fort Bundi is not only one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan but is also an artistic and architectural masterpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1BPVdICfwA The fort has been constructed in parts on ...