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From the Archives: Once Upon A Time In Rajasthan

In 2005 and 2006, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat and myself traveled across Rajasthan, India´s popular north western desert state to visit some thirty heritage hotels. The two trips led to the publication of a photo book in Germany by Reise Know How Verlag, naturally called Rajasthans Palasthotels. To finance this venture we published stories on the […]

From the Archives: Palace Hotels of Rajasthan in Traversing the Orient Magazine

In 2007, Aroon Thaewchatturat’s photo book, Palace Hotels of Rajasthan, was published by Reise Know How Verlag in Germany. Tom Vater wrote the text. The book covers a wide range of heritage hotels with royal connections around Rajasthan, from modest but attractive mansions to gigantic palaces, from pure, sumptuous Raj nostalgia to bottomless kitsch. The […]

Palace Hotels of Rajasthan – Photobook by Aroon Thaewchatturat (Text: Tom Vater)

In August 2007, Aroon Thaewchatturat‘s new photo book, Palace Hotels of Rajasthan, was published by Reise Know How Verlag in Germany. I wrote the text. The book covers all sorts of heritage hotels with royal connections around Rajasthan, from modest but attractive mansions to gigantic palaces, from pure, sumptuous Raj nostalgia to bottomless kitsch.

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