Literary travel: 7 books set in India that will inspire you to travel there

Even before Jesse and I traveled to India a couple years ago, I loved reading fiction written by Indian authors. I admired their writing style, often so magical or lyrical that it totally transported me to a country I initially never really cared to visit. If you're thinking of taking a meaningful trip to the [...]

Bishnoi Village Safari: Day trip from Jodhpur

Jodhpur is home to many famous attractions including the Blue City and Mehrangarh Fort. However, if you're in Jodhpur for more than a couple of days, you should definitely sign up for a Bishnoi village safari. The Bishnoi people are a religious sect who live in Western Rajasthan. Bishnois (bis means 20 and noi means 9) follow 29 religious [...]

21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur

Jodhpur is one of our favorite cities in the world. Something about its laid-back vibe catches us. The city is located in Northwestern India, in the state of Rajasthan, land of the kings and India's largest state by area. Here are 21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur! Photos: © Live Lyfe [...]

20 magical pictures of Jaisalmer, India’s golden city

Jaisalmer is called India’s golden city because of the yellow sandstone buildings and sandy desert landscape. Located on the far end of the state of Rajasthan and in the heart of the Thar desert, it feels miles away from everywhere else in the subcontinent. It’s also very close to the Pakistani border. The city was [...]

13 photos that will make you want to visit Jaipur right now

Rajasthan is one of India's most beautiful states. Located in the northwestern part of the subcontinent, it offers many first-time travelers a glimpse into the desert cities of India. Founded in the 16th century by Jai Singh, Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital city, is one of the stops on the Golden Triangle (which includes Delhi and Agra). It's [...]