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For ten of thousands of visitors from Kolkata and the steamy plains Darjeeling has been the place to get away from the summer heat. Built on a crescent-shaped ridge Darjeeling is summoned by hills which are thickly covered with coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens. The idyllic setting, the exhilarating air outside town, and stunning views of the Kangchendzonga range - when you can see through the clouds - attract plenty of trekkers too.


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Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, A tribute to the love shared between the poet-prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing of their euphoric romance. Architecturally, Mandu represents the best in a provincial Islamic style, restrained and lacking in elaborate external ornamentation. Fine buildings are spread over the naturally defensible plateau with a sheer drop towards the Namar plains to the south and waterfalls flowing into the Kakra Khoh gorge.
You can visit Mandu from Indore on a long day excursion, but it is better to have a peaceful break here for a couple of days. 

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The Ultimate Shopping Guide
Rajasthan, A shopper's paradise

With age old traditions still followed to create colourful handicrafts, fabrics and jewellery, this is a shopaholic’s paradise.



You can’t go anywhere in Rajasthan without encountering someone selling puppets.
Most have wooden painted heads with bodies draped in gaudy fabric. The best
places to buy them are near Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, so just walk around till you
find one you like.

pushkar handicrafts

Silver Jewellery, Pushkar

Antique, Pushkar

Pushkar is a great place to buy all things antique –
think silver jewellery, embroidered fabrics,
angarakhas with genuine gold thread embroidery,
ornate saddle and more. Everything here seems to
belong to another age, but don’t forget to haggle.


Saris of Rajasthan

If you love collecting saris, you must buy yourself several from this artistically rich state. Sanganeri block printed fabric is known the world over for its quality, colour and design and that pretty much makes a Sanganeri (Jaipur and Sanganer) sari irresistible. The same applies to Bagru (Jaipur and Bagru village) saris, which use only natural, eco-friendly colours. Then there’s the diaphanous cotton Kota doriya, perfect for summer.



Zari, Gota, Kinari & Zardozi

Zari is gold, and zardozi embroidery is the
glitteringly ornate, heavily encrusted gold thread
work practiced in Jaipur. Either real silver thread,
gold plated thread or an imitation that has a
copper base gilded with gold or silver colour, is
used for zari. Traditionally made for Mughal and
Rajput nobility, it has now been officially adopted
as bridal wear by anyone who can afford it.