comscore

Help Barri Tsavaris with their list: India 2012!

.6 responses.Add a Recommendation.
.over 2 years ago . Flag
Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Jama Masjid
Jama MasjidBharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Probably more impressive than the adjacent palace ruins themselves, the grand mosque at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri is maybe the best point of a town that I'm already pretty fond of. Explore the ... read more
graves of Sufi saints, admire the towering gates, and examine the exquisite stonecarving.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

Personally, I'd see the Taj in the morning, departing from Delhi, then explore the mosque at Fathepur Sikri for sunset, and the ruins of the city themselves early in the morning before moving on.

Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Jaipur
While the city itself -- the capital of Rajasthan -- may be dusty, dirty, crowded and full of traffic, Jaipur (the 3rd point in the so-called Golden Triangle) certainly merits a visit of at least a ... read more
night. The magnificent Amber Fort is one of India's finest, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) with its ornate honeycomb-lattice structure, is one of the prettiest edifices in North India. Jaipur isn't the most charming place in Rajasthan, but it's also an essential stopover.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

Here in Jaipur, I'd reco the Amber Fort, and the Hawa Mahal, both gorgeous. Two nights should be plenty.

Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Savitri Temple
Savitri TemplePushkar, Rajasthan, India
Fabulous views from this hilltop temple over the town, lake, and desert. The hike takes no more than 45 minutes, and is a pleasant escape from the bustle of the bazaar, even if the temple at the top ... read more
is itself practically an afterthought.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

Definitely climb the hill in Pushkar for the views from this temple, which are awesome. Also in Pushkar, lounge on the cushions on the rooftop of Seventh Heaven, have a 'special lassi' and wander the market, visit the Brahma temple, and -- most importantly -- shop like a maniac.

Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Hotel Krishna Niwas
Hotel Krishna Niwas34-35 Lal Ghat, Udaipur, India
The cooking classes at this hotel are run by Sushma (a pleasantly assertive local woman) in a kitchen-studio above the lobby. The experience is hands-on for small groups, it's entertaining, and the ... read more
dishes produced are frankly fantastic. There are two-and-a-half hour sessions in both North and South Indian cooking, and eating the meal you've just cooked on the terrace of the hotel as the sun sets over Lake Pichola is nothing if not memorable. Rates run from 850-1250R, and printed recipes for all the dishes are provided at the lesson's end.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

In Udaipur, just chill out and enjoy the atmosphere, and if you'v got time, register for a cooking class here at Hotel Krishna Niwas -- it was one of my favorite experiences in Rajasthan.

Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh FortJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Standing on a plateau more than 100 meters above the Blue City of Jodhpur, the imposing Majestic Fort (now a museum) gives amazing views over the surrounding city and desert landscape, and is one of ... read more
the best places in India to learn about and appreciate northern India's feudal history. The audio tour available for the fort is outstanding, and the preserved period rooms, galleries of arms and armor, and splendid miniature paintings lend a real sense of depth and richness to the what is already a superb architectural tour. A must-see.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

In Jodhpur, explore the blue city, get an omelette from the Omelette Shop in the market, and most of all, visit this fort with its awesome audio tour -- probably my favorite fort in Rajasthan.

Pro 2014
Matthew Crompton recommended Govt Authorised Bhang Shop
Govt Authorised Bhang ShopAmar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Cannabis is legal in North India (at least to eat), and goes by the name of 'bhang'. If bhang is your bag, or you're curious to try it out while you're here, this tiny shop directly outside of the ... read more
gates of the Jaisalmer Fort sells an assortment of bhang lassis (yogurt drink), bhang cookies, and bhang chocolate, among others. The patter of the guy running the store is (perhaps predictably, given the circumstance) rather amusing, and it's worth stopping in just to hear the spiel. Word to the wise, however: if you decide to nibble, wait more than an hour for the effects to come on -- digested bhang is notoriously difficult to dose.
.Comment.over 2 years ago. Report
Matthew Crompton

This guy's spiel is wonderful, so be sure to stop in. Also in Jaisalmer, just enjoy the beauty of the fort, and shop like a maniac before you catch your train back -- the best places in Rajasthan to shop are definitely Pushkar and Jaisalmer, but Jaisalmer has the advantage of being your last stop before you fly back, so anything bulky you'll only have to lug for a few days. Oh, and the camel trip, they'll put you in a group. Good luck! Excited for you! =)

Help Barri Tsavaris by recommending a place:

Add a Recommendation

Don't have a specific place to recommend?Add a comment instead