Enchanting India and our Magazine Debut

Enchanting India and our Magazine Debut



Cover Photo by Annapurna Mellor

This past February we were once again happily back in India for an amazing tour – “The Colors of Rajasthan” experience. We visited the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and then ventured further south to Udaipur, the “city of lakes”, and the stunning Aravalli mountain range. There are never enough words to describe how incredible the trip was and how this country continues to amaze us, and our guests.

The trip happened to be extra special for a couple of reasons. We had the privilege of having Liz Schaffer, the editorial/creative director and a photographer from Lodestars Anthology join us. This tri-annual publication is a beautiful independent magazine-meets-journal, for curious travelers who long to be inspired. Each issue focuses on a single country and is sold internationally. They documented our journey through story and photography and the magazine has now been published! Liz captured the trip so beautifully and this issue is a stunner and a work of art.  We are very exciting to be featured in a chapter titled “Delectable Destinations”!

Colors of the Festival of Holi, Carol Ketelson, Delectable Destinations Delectable Destinations Guests enjoying the Festival of Holi, Carol Ketelson, Delectable DestinationsThe other reason the trip was extra special was due to some perfect timing. We had the good fortune to celebrate the festival of “Holi”in Delhi. Holi is a Hindu spring festival, also known as the “festival of color and love”, and marks the beginning of spring and also signifies triumph of good over evil. The tradition of throwing colored powder at people is believed to originate from a mythological love story. We spent the day with a local family at a famous cooking school in Delhi and I can vouch for all of us… best day ever!!

We have arranged our 2019 March trip so that you can experience this special day and the celebration of “Holi”. Don’t miss out!

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India, Carol Ketelson, Delectable DestinationsWe will also be visiting India in November 2019, and only have 2 spots left. On this trip, we will visit Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, and then north to the tea estates of Darjeeling and the foothills of the Himalayas. An exceptional journey!

If you would like to order a copy of this beautiful India issue from Lodestars Anthology, click here. Their other issues are worth a look as well! 


Carol Ketelson is the owner and operator of Delectable Destinations LLC. Dedicated to planning, co-ordinating and curating customized group tours to hand-picked destinations. As an experienced travel planner, Carol’s customized itineraries, specialized tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences create memorable journeys for her small groups of singles, couples, and solo travelers, seeking exceptional trips into the culture and cuisine of destinations around the world. Spring and Fall bookings invite travelers to taste delectable local cuisine, culturally rich traditions and mesmerizing sights. For over 10 years, Carol’s tours have captured the true essence of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, PugliaSicilySpain, Ireland and India.

Delectable Destinations…Delivering your dream trip. For more information & 2018 trips log onto: delectabledestinations.com 


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