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Peacocks are regular visitors at Suryagarh

Royal trail in Rajasthan

India’s largest state, Rajasthan, wears its history with pride and vigour. From the glorious Amer Fort of Jaipur to the regal Lake Palace of Udaipur, all remnants of history and culture are beautifully displayed for its guests.

Jaisalmer & Bikaner

India’s largest state, Rajasthan, wears its history with pride and vigour. From the glorious Amer Fort of Jaipur to the regal Lake Palace of Udaipur, all remnants of history and culture are beautifully displayed for its guests.

But what do we expect to discover if we explore the lesser known wonders here? Driven my curiosity, I prepared to explore Rajasthan with the help of a tailor-made experience that suited my spirit of enquiry. Suryagarh in Jaisalmer and Narendra Bhawan in Bikaner, took me across an experiential trail through the two cities’ history, architecture, economy and cultural practices.

Pushpendra Singh posing in front of Rampuria Haveli by Amrita Das
Pushpendra Singh posing in front of Rampuria Haveli by Amrita Das

SURYAGARH’S THAR EXPLORATION

The strong sun above Jaisalmer’s contoured dunes made it unpalatable to explore the bygone touch-points of the Silk Road. Passing through Chennai (then Madras) and Fatehpur Sikri, Rajasthan was perhaps one of the main states in this ancient trading route.

Nakul Hada, hotel manager of Suryagarh noticed my reluctance and said, “The Silk Route is only a short drive away now.” I endured the heat.

We drove pass Dedha village towards Khaba, about 30 kilometres away from Suryagarh. On my either sides I saw barren, flat deserts with stout deserted houses. Most of these dilapidated structures were a part of the famous Khaba village, now abandoned.

 

© This article was first published in Dec-Jan 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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