5 of Club Mahindra's destinations in Asia's Top 25

Trip has put together a list of Top travel destinations in the world. Destinations are awarded in several categories, ranging from Top destinations in U.S, Europe, Asia – Top outdoor adventure destinations and so on and so forth.... Read more

Haldighati – where battles were fought and won

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“It’s the blood of thousands that makes this place so fertile” says the old man, smiling in what seems to me a bloodthirsty enthusiasm for carnage. I shudder, but he continues, unabashed. “You should have come here last month. There were roses everywhere. Red roses thrive here.” He strokes his beard thoughtfully “This place has seen so much bloodshed, which is why there are no people living here, just fields. We grow roses and use them to make a living. So we make preserves, syrups, rose water….” he goes on. The enthusiasm over the bloody history has given way to sales talk. We are at the Rakht Talai, literally, pool of blood. You might not have heard of Rakht Talai, but you would certainly have heard of the battle which led to the bloodshed – the battle of Haldighati... Read more

Top 5 things to do in Jaisalmer

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I have to admit this is a difficult list for me to draw particularly when it comes to choosing between 1, 2 and 3! But here I am with my top 5 things to do at Jaisalmer,, Rajasthan. And please remember it was almost a tie between 1 and 2.. Gadisar Lake: I hardly expected a lake in the middle of Jaisalmer but there it was! Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake built by Rawal Jaisal (Kings are addressed as Rawal in Jaisalmer). At the entry to the lake is the Tilon-Ki-Pol (pol means gate in Rajasthani) and there is a legend associated with it. Apparently Tilon was a dancer in the king’s court but she wanted to be remembered and hence got the gate erected in her name. We went there during the day time but I can imagine how beautiful the chattris around the lake would look at the sunset..... Read more
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