Our favourite places in India – Roopangarh

By Debbie Kindness | April 28, 2013

 Roopangarh Fort was once a vast war fort with nine tower fortifications. This architectural marvel used to house foundries, armouries, granaries, underground passages, jails and palaces.The fortress was originally built by, and named after, Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh. It was sited at strategic point atop a hill to the north of Kishangarh controlling the important trade route to

Our favourite places in India – Agra

By Debbie Kindness | March 31, 2013

Agra is situated on the banks of holy Yamuna River which merges with the Ganges further down stream. It was first declared the Moghul capital of India in 1501 and for the next two centuries, alternated with Delhi and Lahore as the capital of the Empire.For centuries, the Taj Mahal, often described as a ‘teardrop on the face of

Our favourite places in India – Udaipur.

By Debbie Kindness | March 23, 2013

.One of my all-time favourite places in India is Udaipur, in southern Rajasthan. Often called India’s most romantic city, it is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. The ‘City of Lakes’ is surrounded by the rolling Aravali hills, white marble Palaces and a special magic which all combine to give Udaipur a very unique appeal. It

Our favourite places in India – Jaipur

By Debbie Kindness | March 21, 2013

.The streets and markets of this colourful and busy capital of Rajasthan, with its palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, make Jaipur a thoroughly wonderful city to explore.Known as the Pink City for the terracotta colour of its walls and buildings inside the old city (painted that colour, the colour of welcome when visited