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The Palace On Wheels Train

The Palace on Wheels is luxury at its best. It is a luxury tourist train. It was launched by the Indian Railways & Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The concept of the Palace on Wheels was derived from the royal background of the coaches, which were originally meant to be the personal railway coaches of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India. Each saloon highlights the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, painting and furnishings. Delhi-based interior designer Monica Khanna did the interiors of the train. There …

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

An era marked by invasions and fortifications, where power was symbolized by grand palaces and grander forts………during such time was built THE AGRA FORT. Fortification has always been and still is the prerogative of the mighty; the dividing line between the ruler and the ruled. Agra Fort, is a monument, (Hindi: आगरा का किला, Urdu: آگرہ قلعہ‎) a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The present-day structure was built by the Mughals, though a fort had stood there since at least the 11th century. Agra Fort was originally a brick fort, held by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs. It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 …

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Mini Watermelon Barfi

This is an Indian sweet that I’ve loved over many years. A few years back I saw them decorated as watermelon slices and have since adapted that design in my own way. Feel free to color and shape the barfi from this recipe into any design. The recipe given here makes about 60 mini watermelon slice burfi pieces.   Ingredients: 15 oz part skim ricotta cheese 1 stick of butter 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup dry milk 1/2 tsp grinded cardamon seeds whole cardamon seeds green food coloring red food coloring Directions: Place two paper towels on a dish and empty the ricotta cheese on top of them. This will help absorb …