By Keith Bain
Checklist OF MAPS. 1 the easiest OF INDIA. 2 INDIA extensive three making plans YOUR journey TO INDIA. four instructed INDIA ITINERARIES. five urban OF DREAMERS: MUMBAI & MAHARASTHRA aspect journeys, 6 GOA: social gathering IN PARADISE. 7 GOD'S personal kingdom: KERALA & LAKSHADWEEP. eight TAMIL NADU: THE TEMPLE travel. nine KARNATAKA & HYDERABAD: KINGDOMS OF THE SOUTH. 10 the guts OF INDIA: DELHI, THE TAJ, UTTAR PRADESH & MADHYA PRADESH. eleven RAJASTHAN: LAND OF PRINCES. 12 GUJARAT: INDIA'S ECLECTIC WILD WEST. thirteen better ALTITUDES, better POWERS: AMRITSAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH & LADAKH. 14 UTTARAKHAND: SACRED resource OF THE GANGES. 15 KOLKATA (CALCUTTA) & EAST INDIA. sixteen quickly evidence. INDEX
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With a plunge pool or Jacuzzi in every suite, and sweeping views of the surrounding desert and farmland, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression. • Rawla Narlai (Rural Rajasthan): Rawla Narlai, the 17th-century hunting retreat of the Maharajah of Jodphur, is another rural gem that will have you feeling like a royal guest—and it’s the ideal stopover if you’re traveling between Udaipur and Jodhpur. Surrounded by the rocky granite outcrops deep in the Aravalli Hills, with a pretty medieval village to explore, a gorgeous pool to cool off in, and a stiff climb to reach the summit of a miraculous rock, it’s more than a mere stopover—you’ll stay for 1 night and wish you’d planned for three.
Head for the Parmarth Niketan Ashram Ghat and feel yourself seduced by the divine rhythms during Ganga Aarti, when devotees gather to sing their praises at the edge of the Ganges River. See chapter 14. 2 The Best Temples, Monuments & Lost Cities • Cave Temples at Ajanta & Ellora (near Aurangabad, Maharashtra): Fashioned out of rock by little more than simple hand-held tools, the cave temples at Ajanta (created by Buddhist monks btw. ) and Ellora (a marriage of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain temples, created btw.
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