A quick visit to Lucknow

A quick visit to Lucknow

Francesca and Claudia took a quick flight to Lucknow to visit with Shahana, Sankara’s favorite chikan embroiderer, to see what she has been working on. While in Lucknow, they visited the Bara Imambara, Lucknow’s most well known monument. They had fun going...
Visiting the Taj Mahal

Visiting the Taj Mahal

Francesca and Claudia were up early again to get a 6 am train to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Claudia has been waiting to see the Taj since she had a poster hanging on her bedroom wall when she was 12 years old. Getting her first glimpse of it was even better than she...
Sadhna and the City Palace Museum

Sadhna and the City Palace Museum

Today was a mixture of shopping and sightseeing for Francesca and Claudia. They spent the morning doing some work. They visited Sadhna, a local women’s cooperative, where Francesca found a few things she had to bring back to Sankara. Then they went to another...
Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Another beautiful day in Udaipur and another adventure! Today Claudia and Francesca went out into the country side to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort has the longest perimeter wall in the world after the Great Wall of China at 36 kilometers. Getting there was kind of...
Sightseeing with Chill the rickshaw driver

Sightseeing with Chill the rickshaw driver

Francesca and Claudia enjoyed another day in beautiful Udaipur sightseeing with a rickshaw driver they met named Chill. Chill took them to several places near Udaipur he thought they should see, including a garden with several fountains that was built for the princess...
Francesca and Claudia arrive in Udaipur

Francesca and Claudia arrive in Udaipur

Francesca andClaudia are now in Udaipur. Udaipur is different than other cities in India, at least in the touristy area in the old part of the city. It sits on the edge of Lake Pichola giving it almost a resort feel. A lot of the hotels are old havelis, or traditional...

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