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  • Once upon a time

    A journey through the corridors of lesser-known palaces in India   Palaces of yore usually have an in-your-face grandeur, a….

  • PHALTAN RAJWADA: UNSUNG GEM

    Phaltan Rajwada did not overawe us with its girth and over-the-top splendour. This lovely little palace in the ancient capital….

  • NILAMBAG: AN OASIS

    Nilambag Palace rose like a surreal vision amid lush lawns edged by flowering hedges. It was Diwali and the softly….

  • NALKNAD: TRAGIC TALE

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown’, Shakespeare’s famous line, could well apply to the royal residents of Nalknad….

  • DATIA: PROMISES UNKEPT

    Beautiful,” the French tourist said, and kissed his pinched fingers with a flourish. Our curiosity peaked. We tweaked our itinerary….

  • BY GEORGE: AN ENGLISH CASTLE!

    Anticipation, not knowing what surprise awaited us around the next bend, heightened the thrill of our safari drive through Madhav….