Armchair Travel from India
This week we have a bit of armchair travel from India. Visiting the majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodphur I learned about this alternative method of travel. Palanquins were a popular means of transportation for women of nobility until the second quarter of the 20th century. Carried on the shoulders by eight bearers these forms of armchair travel were made of wood or metal and accented with ivory, gold, precious and semi precious stones. Interiors were decorated with images of Gods and Goddesses for the occupants devotion in times of long travels. Textiles used were rich works of art unto themselves.
Armchair Travel from India Around the Web:
- I’m a big fan of the Humans of New York feed on instagram. Inspired by the account is another Humans of Bombay
- Another inspirational photo journal is @IndiaPhotoProject.
- There’s nothing like listening to music from a destination once you return home to transport you back. The Best of Abida Parvenu is a wonderful collection of Sufi music sure to take me back to the area so close to her native Pakistan.
- I will also head to Saavn for a collection of Hindi songs.
- A news station that presents only positive news-I’m a fan for life! and loved listening to these 5 Ted Talks about India from A Better India.
- Head to the Caravan for a contemporary take on Indian culture, arts and politics.
- Tea lovers will enjoy the beautiful photographs and stories on the blog Traveling Teadom.
Just in Case You Missed These:
- There’s not an easier place to find wonderful vegetarian meals-Meatless Monday from India
- Kerala is a wonderful place for a first trip to India-learn from my mistakes in Ft. Cochin.
- Into recycling? How about separating your trash into 34 different categories-I loved reading about this town in Japan’s attempt to convert to zero waste.
Have a great weekend friends!