At Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur

The blue city of Rajasthan

Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan, is on the list of cities that became famous for their colors. The city got its name from the innumerable blue painted houses. In the past, only the Brahmin caste was allowed to paint their houses blue. The Indian caste system The Brahmins belong to the highest caste in […]

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Musician at Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Venice of the East

The sun is high in the sky. A cool breeze blows in my face. I have to squint my eyes. The reflections of the lake dazzle me. Small waves move slowly through the water. They look like silk blowing in the wind. The water glistens, when waves break. In the distance, I see the outline […]

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Step Well near Jaipur

The pink city of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, land of Rajputs. More than 19 principalities settled in this region before being incorporated into British India. Even today there are voices in Rajasthan that one sees himself as a Rajpute and not as an Indian. The Pink City My journey through this region of India takes me first to the state capital, Jaipur. […]

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Taj Mahal in Agra

Hustle and bustle in Agra

After a 9-hour train ride, in which we (Maria from Khajuraho accompanies me) were involved in a conversation with Indians for about six hours, we arrived in Agra very tired. My first impression: I will stay here longer. But that changed quickly the next day when I met the Indians in an  unpleasant, very enterprising […]

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