Hey readers!

I’ve been MIA for a while now, and for good reason too. I’ve been busy turning 23, taking my first trip of the year and studying.

For everyone who doesn’t know, Rajasthan is the most colourful, hottest and richest in terms of history state of India. And it also happens to be my former childhood hometown.

But having travelled as a tourist before, this time I visited as a traveller. Road trip. Local food. Bright dupattas and attire. That’s my Rajasthan trip in a nutshell.

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So here are my must dos, in no particular order :

1. Chuck the restaurants for the local sweet shops. Must try foods include mirchi wada, kachori, lassi and laal maas. And don’t make the grave mistake of wearing skinny jeans for any of these trips to the sweet shop.

2. Shopping in the narrow lanes of old towns. Thanks to an old friend who knows the city of Jodhpur inside out, we went hunting for beautiful items deep inside old city territory.
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3. Taking the road less traveled by and detours. Having a lot of smaller and beautiful attractions all across the state, you have many options to take detours and cover as many places as you can. Bhangarh fort, known to be the most haunted places in the country. Pushkar, the only Brahma temple in the country. Sam, endless sand dunes next to Jaisalmer. These are just a few.
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4. Indulge in the culture. Beautiful music is a staple in Rajasthan, be it the ravanahatha or sarangi, you’ll find tons of folk music to indulge in.

5. Soak in the history. Being the land of kings and queens, search for those stories in every nook and corner, and believe me, you shall find them.
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That’s all for now. I was honestly very busy enjoying the scenes to capture much of it on my phone, but here’s a glimpse into my three day getaway.
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Hope each of you take this trip soon. There’s so much more to do, I’m hoping the next one will be richer

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