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The Taj Mahal: How to Wander the Wonder

Honestly, it wasn’t until my fourth visit to India that I visited the Taj Mahal. I was always interested but had been delaying the experience, believing it to be a little overdone, overwhelming and stressful. Having been a few times now I’ve discovered that actually you can never ‘overdo’ the Taj; it has its reputation for a reason! And overwhelming, yes, but in a wonderful can’t-get-enough-of-this-beauty kind of way. As for the stress, it exists, but with a little research and prep it’s totally manageable. Read on for my personal tips and insights…

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Gemstones, Jewels and... Coffee?

While living in Jaipur for a short stint in 2017, this spot soon became my favourite place to hang, drink surprisingly good cappuccinos and do work-kinda things (edit photos, write blogs, plan workshops etc). I think what I most liked about spending time at Curious Life was, alongside their smoothie bowls, chocolate chip cookies and fresh roasted beans, I was captivated by the other people that visited the cafe. With the exception of a few other tourists, this place seemed to attract all of Jaipur’s interesting, beautifully dressed, charismatic local professionals…

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Creative Travel meets Rajasthani Cuisine

From Jaipur’s finest high-end bars to the best and secret local street snacks, delicately spiced regional thali dishes to fresh, hot, masala chai, from dining under the moonlight in Jaipur’s City Palace to sharing samosas among artists on the studio floor, from trying our guide’s favourite sweet dishes to cooking chappathis for the public inside the huge kitchen (langar) of Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib… it’s safe to say we filled our bellies with a vast range of insights…

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A Master Class in Miniature Painting

An integral part of the Inspired India 2018 creative yoga trip was a chance to spend a day with India’s award winning artist Sri Ramu Ramdev, learning the art of Indian Miniature Painting from within Jaipur City Palace…

…Miniature Painting is a practical way to experience yoga within painting, through recognisable physical techniques such as breathwork, as well as that subtle devotional quality that resonates throughout the images, the artists and the atmosphere of the studio. Art from the heart…

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