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Doors inside Jaipur City Palace (Pink City, Jaipur, India)

Itinerary – 10 Days in India

Early this year, I had a 10-day trip to India. Yes, I know, for a huge country like India, 10 days is a joke, right? šŸ˜€ That’s why, I chose to explore New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These three cities are the usual tourist destinationsĀ for those who have little time in the country. They’re called […]

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What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi

The Ganges River in Varanasi is everything to the Hindus who live in the city. They consider it holy but they don’t treat it like one. It’s murky and polluted. For a visitor like me, I see the flowing river crying for help. Strolling along the banks, I saw a lot of things that’s not […]

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The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the Faint-Hearted

The burning of the dead on the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the faint-hearted. There’s nothing like this in the world where cremation is done in public view. Locals and tourists can sit and watch the whole ritual from a distance or closer if you’re brave. However, taking photos seem be […]

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Amer Fort (Amber Fort) - The Palace Built on a Mountain in Jaipur (India).

Amer Fort – A Palace Perched on a Hill in Jaipur

Amer Fort or Amber Fort (as the guidebooks name it) literally sits atop a hill in Jaipur. I’d say that Amer Fort looks more marvelous that the Red Forts in Agra and New Delhi. You’ll find every courtyard, palace and room interesting to discover. Though there were some renovations going on when I went there, […]

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Doors inside Jaipur City Palace (Pink City, Jaipur, India)

Jaipur City Palace – Your Window to Royal Extravagance

Jaipur City Palace is your window to royal extravagance of ancient India. The complex is a maze of courtyards, palaces and architectural beauty, ready to blow your mind away. And oh, it’s super pink, too, like the rest of the city. This Palace was used as a royal residence of the Singh family who ruled […]

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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur - Where You'll Find the Largest Stone Sundial (India).

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – Where You’ll Find the Largest Stone Sundial in the World

At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours. At first, you might not be impressed as they […]

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Interesting Facts About Agra Fort (India).

Interesting Facts About Agra Fort

Agra is known for its timeless Taj Mahal. But, if you go beyond the world-renowned marbled architecture, you’ll find yourself busy with other places of interests. There’s Sikandra where the Emperor Akbar the Great was buried. His large tomb is impressive. Fatehpur Sikri is also a stunning place to visit where Akbar built three palaces […]

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The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri

The beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the area. Fatehpur Sikri is situated an hour drive from Agra and it is one of the most visited places, next to Taj Mahal. The Friday Mosque sits on top of a hill, overlooking a small village surrounded by […]

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The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandra in Agra (India).

The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great

The tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great isn’t the usual tourist destination. For most tourists in Agra, Taj Mahal is the only reason why they visit the city. Akbar the Great is, no doubt, considered the greatest of all Mughal emperors that ruled India. He is the son of Humayun whose tomb is one […]

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Indian Dancers at the Red Fort in New Delhi, India.

Indian Dancers at the Red Fort in New Delhi

It was India’s Republic Day when I arrived in New Delhi. I only saw a tiny part of the parade because it was raining cats and dogs. Being short really sucks especially if you’re standing behind hundreds of people with their cameras and cellphones up in the air. The next day, after my visit from […]

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