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An Indian businessman just became the first Asian member of the world's 10 richest people. Meet the Ambanis, who live in a $1 billion skyscraper and mingle with royals and Bollywood stars.

An Indian businessman just became the first Asian member of the world's top 10 richest people, per Fortune. Mukesh Ambani is worth an estimated $64.5 billion, making him the ninth-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. He's the chairman and majority owner of Reliance Industries, which owns Jio Platforms. Ambani's fortune took a hit in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but his companies have since been thriving. The Ambanis live in a 27-sto...
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Facebook is making a $6 billion bet on a company owned by India's richest man. Meet the Ambanis, who live in a $1 billion skyscraper and mingle with royals and Bollywood stars.

Facebook is investing $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms, a telecom company owned by India's richest man, both companies announced on Wednesday. Mukesh Ambani is worth an estimated $44.6 billion, making him the 19th-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. He's the chairman and majority owner of Reliance Industries, which owns Jio Platforms. Ambani's fortune grew by $16.1 billion in 2019, but most of that was wiped out in the first four months of 2020 because of st...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, UK, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton


Feeling Blue

Udaipur to JodhpurWe had about a 2 hour drive through interesting countryside this morning through small villages and busy people about their daily lives. Lots going on with animals and harvesting.Also plenty of marble cutting factories and lorries p
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What is Holi, how do you celebrate

Whether or not you celebrate Holi, if you live in an area where anyone does, you can spot the festivities from a mile away. Brightly dyed powders shower down on the giddy, tie-dyed revelers throwing them. Spurts of water turn the dusty mess into a muddy one. It’s no surprise that India’s Festival of Colors has caught the eye of the non-Hindu community, with new celebrations popping up around the world every year. Yet there’s more to Holi than engaging friends, family, and strangers in color w...
Tags: Travel, Utah, New York, Berlin, India, United States, New Delhi, Mauritius, Guyana, Jaipur, All, Holi, Krishna, Udaipur, Radha, Holika


Pushkar Travel Guide: 11 Things to Do in Pushkar

Pushkar felt different. From the moment I arrived, it felt unlike anywhere else I had visited in Rajasthan. This is one of the oldest cities in India, and one of the holiest on the planet.  And yet, it felt so laid-back — laid-back for India, anyway. Pushkar is a beautiful small city, situated around a sacred lake, and has long been a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus. In the 1960s, however, Pushkar developed into a popular spot on the infamous Hippie Trail, and attracts just as many spiri...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Google Maps, Delhi, New Delhi, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Brahma, Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Ajmer, Udaipur, Brahma Temple, Kartik


Luxury hotels in Rajasthan, India

No place in India exemplifies the spirit of monarchy and the splendor of royalty better than the state of Rajasthan. The very name contains royalty: Raja translates to “king” and sthan refers to “place” in Hindi and other Indian languages. When the British left India, there were about two dozen princely states in the region, which merged into the new Union of India, along with other princedoms around the country. The erstwhile royalty was allowed to retain their properties and was granted an...
Tags: Travel, India, Luxury Hotels, Jaipur, Rajasthan, All, Raja, Rajasthan India, La Pâtisserie, Northern India, Khurram, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jehangir, Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island Palace


The 16 Most Romantic Cities on Earth

Looking to add a little romance into your travels? There are some pretty romantic cities to visit and Dave and I have gone around the world rating the romance factor. We feel that we are definitely qualified to rank the most romantic cities on earth since we have actually been to the ones listed below. […] Read the original post The 16 Most Romantic Cities on Earth on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Couples, Romance, Earth, Dave, Luxury Travel, Udaipur, Lake Palace, A Little Romance, Most Romantic Cities


The Cost of Travel in India: A Detailed Budget Breakdown

India is one of the cheapest countries I’ve ever travelled to.  But not only that, it’s one of the best value places I’ve visited.  Value is important when it comes to travel. There’s no joy in spending $5 on a dorm bed if it’s frequented by cockroaches and dengue-carrying mosquitoes and leads to nothing but stress. Similarly, paying $100 a night for a basic guesthouse with few amenities is never going to be a highlight of any adventure.  In India, I couldn’t stop talking about how much value I ...
Tags: Travel, Uber, Asia, India, Dave, Delhi, New Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Camel, Agra, Bundi, Jodhpur, Kota


12 Reasons Why I Absolutely Loved Rajasthan

How to begin writing about my life-changing trip to Rajasthan? I’ve spent the past week wrestling with just that, trying to figure out which blog post to write first. I can’t remember taking a trip that blew my mind so much as my three weeks in Rajasthan did, and I’m both speechless and stumbling over sentences in a frantic desire to share just how wonderful this part of the world is.  I absolutely adored my time in India’s desert-filled state.  I think it’s best, then, to focus exactly on that,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, India, Qatar, Dave, Thailand, Unesco, Pakistan, Namibia, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Azores, Pushkar, Fort, Chittorgarh


What to Know for Traveling to India for the First Time

From its snow-capped peaks and barren deserts to its modern cities and sparkling beaches, India has something for everyone. India has a lot to see and do, so it’s best to prepare for the holiday and ensure you experience all you want to. If you’re planning a trip to India, here are some travel tips for travelling in India and advice for your first-time visit. When to go The best time to visit India depends on where you plan to go, but it’s generally best to visit the north and central parts of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, India, Delhi, Expedia, Rishikesh, Rajasthan, First Time, Himachal Pradesh, Varanasi, Udaipur, Kerala Goa Jaipur


December 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

If you’ve been following along with my social media updates, you may have seen that I kicked off New Year’s Day with a sudden hospitalisation in New Zealand. After surviving one of the worst moments of my life, it feels surreal to now switch gears and turn my thoughts back to December.  Because December really was fantastic. It was one of the best travel months I’ve ever had. So let’s focus on that.  Riding the Indian rails was such a fun way to experience the country When I left you last...
Tags: Travel, Australia, India, Dave, Nepal, Kuala Lumpur, New Zealand, ATM, Bristol, South Pacific, Melbourne, Delhi, Christchurch, Omega, Jaipur, Rajasthan


November 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

Namaste from India! My friends, I finally got on the plane. I finally made it to my dream travel destination after years of planning and half a dozen cancelled trips.  Was it worth the wait? You bet it was! I’m absolutely in love with India and can’t believe it took me so long to get here.  But let’s start at the beginning of the month. I kicked off November doing much the same as I did last month: bouldering my heart out! It turns out that I am well and truly obsessed with climbing, and I’m s...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, SIM, Dave, Unesco, NHS, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bristol, South Pacific, Melbourne, Delhi, New Delhi, Gatwick Airport, Vanuatu


How MBA from top B-Schools help in Entrepreneurship

A successful entrepreneur is someone who is passionate about his/her ideas and not afraid of taking risks. But this alone is not enough. Managerial and leadership skills, growing and building professional networks are also required for a successful venture. This is the reason more and more people are opting for MBA in entrepreneurship from top B-schools to be better prepared in launching their start-ups. MBA programs in entrepreneurship teach how a good idea can turn into a great business. This ...
Tags: Business, Sales, Institute, Purdue University, Udaipur, IIMU, IIM Udaipur


Places to visit and things to do in Bikaner

If one makes a list of must visit places in the state of Rajasthan, Bikaner might struggle to make it to that list. Bikaner might lack the exuberance of Jaisalmer, the hues of Jodhpur, the vibrancy of Udaipur, the festivities of Pushkar or the popularity of Jaipur. However, the city which was once the capital of the princely state of Bikaner was founded in late 15th century by Rao Bika, who was until then a member of the Jodhpur royal family. Structures such as the fort, palaces and other...
Tags: Travel, India, Travels, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Agra, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Motorcycle Diaries, Durga, Ganga, Karni, Jaisalmer, R Niranjan Das, Heritages, Niranjan Das


Solo Female Travel in India — Is it Safe?

Solo female travel to India is much more popular than you might think. In some ways, India is actually a very good destination for solo female travel, despite all the warnings and dire media reports. I’ve spent many years traveling solo in India, and I now live there – in Rishikesh, which is an ideal destination for a solo female traveler interested in Yoga. (It’s called the Yoga capital of the world!) Having said that, I know that as much as I love India, and the adventure of traveling there, ...
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Om Banna Temple, Rajasthan

India has always been known over centuries for its culture, heritage and beliefs. The country has numerous shrines and temples dedicated to various deities. One of the interesting temples in India is Om Banna Temple, near Pali in Rajasthan, where the deity is a motorbike. Referred as Bullet temple, the shrine attracts people from surrounding regions and also travellers who are on this stretch between Jodhpur and Udaipur. The motorbike which has a registration- RNJ 7773 was owned...
Tags: Travel, India, Rajasthan, Pali, Jodhpur, Udaipur, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Banna Temple Rajasthan, Banna Temple, Om Singh Rathore


The 5 Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan – India Travel

The royal land of Kings Rajasthan is the vibrant and multi-colored state of the northern part of India. The fate of Rajasthan is known for its great hospitality with royalty representing the sophisticated lifestyles of the Maharajas and Maharanis in earlier times. This lively state is dotted with different monuments, lively forts, sparkling palaces and much more, as well as the pride of the past and our heritage.Being one of the most visited tourist destination of the north India tour, Rajasthan...
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Day 16 Udaipur

Hi everyone well where shall I start .......I had the most horrendous night.Didnt get any sleep due to my hacking cough which is making me breathless and Ive developed a wheeze.I was so concerned this am we even concidered coming home early.Theres
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Day 15 Udaipur

Hi everyone Ive still got a bad cold and cough but Pat seems ok now.We spent 3hours getting to Udaipurmost of which was in the rain.By the time we arrived the rain had subsided and the sun was trying to break through. Our hotel is just outside the mai
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Another excellent day in Udaipur bazaars and a sunset lake cruise.

Today I was resolved to find some of the bazaars for which Udaipur is also famous. The main tourist trail in the old city goes south along the edge of the lake past the Royal Palace and eventually ends up at the end of the lake. Today we discovere
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More exploring in Udaipur

Today we decided to explore Udaipurs other lake area. Fateh Sagar Lake. This is just above Lake Pichola and connected by a canal but not as picturesque as it doesnt have the Royal Palace and all the other ancient buildings round its banks. We
Tags: Travel, Royal Palace, Udaipur, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake This


We love Udaipur. What a superb place to spend a few days.

Absolutely lovely to wake to the view from our balcony this morning looking out across the lake to the old town across the water. The lake is narrow here at the top and crossable by a foot bridge with another tuktuk bridge beyond.There is much activity
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Amritsar to delightful Udaipur after a very early start.

Up before the crack of dawn ready for taxi at 3.45. Could have had an extra half hours sleep as only took 15 minutes to the airport because the road was pretty well empty.Slightly chaotic moment as we entered the airport. First we show boarding pass
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Transportation in India: What the Tuk-tuk?!

Transportation in India – What the Tuk Tuk?! We originally published this post back in 2010, after our first trip to India. We spent 5 weeks backpacking across Northern India. I actually wrote most of this post on a moleskine notepad while traveling on an overnight train from Udaipur to Mumbai. Yes, an actual pen and paper! I was cleaning up some old posts and I stumbled on this one. I thought it would be fun to re-publish, as most of you likely have not read this one. If you’ve visited Ind...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, India, Ireland, Mumbai, Quebec, Riviera, Reflections, Travel Stories, Tuk Tuk, Northern India, Udaipur


Almost One Year Later: Visiting India & Lessons Learned

Sitting in the back of the car on the way to Indira Gandhi International Airport, I couldn’t help but fall into deep introspection. India is supposed to enable cathartic experiences; to fundamentally force a change in one’s life. I’m not going to lie and say that’s what happened to me, it didn’t. I didn’t gaze up at the Taj Mahal and see the light of heaven, inspired to become a yogi or similar. No, I didn’t have a reawakening in India, but it did make me change the way I look at new destinatio...
Tags: Travel, India, Diana, Mumbai, Taj Mahal, Destinations, Jaipur, Abercrombie Kent, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Udaipur, Mumbai Delhi, Abercrombie Kent Philanthropy


My honeymoon in India

I always talk about living my version of a Rich Life, and I’m so excited that I get to share a small window into that with you in the form of my six-week honeymoon. There were multiple stops. My wife Cass and I got to share an experience of a lifetime with our parents in Rome, Italy. Then… We’d always dreamed about going on a safari. And now? This was a really special part of the trip for me. I always knew that I’d take my wife here on a honeymoon (even before I met Cass). It’s where I...
Tags: India, Marketing, Rome, Thailand, Pakistan, Delhi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, Cass, Udaipur, Rich Life, Honeymoon Diaries


Udaipur and Jodhpur

First wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. Right this second we have very fast internet so I will upload some pics and try to get this posted. India continues to amaze us. We spent Christmas in beautiful Udaipur often called 'the rom
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Beyoncé Hired to Perform at Wedding for Indian Billionaire’s Daughter (PHOTOS + VIDEOS)

I’ma let you finish, but Isha Ambani had one of the best weddings of all time! The most lavish Indian wedding of the year is currently underway in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, as 27-year-old Isha Ambani—daughter of the country’s wealthiest man—prepares to tie the knot with businessman Anand Piramal. While the actual ceremony won’t be held until Wednesday (Dec. 12) at the bride’s family residence in Mumbai, celebrations kicked off over the weekend at Udaipur’s City Palace. According to Fo...
Tags: Photos, Videos, Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, Hillary Clinton, Pop Culture, Weddings, Jazz, Bill, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Priyanka Chopra, Reliance Industries, Udaipur


NATIONAL PARKS OF CENTRAL INDIA NovemberDecember 2018

We flew from Udaipur to Mumbai Bombay of old and then an onward flight to Nagpur located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city is notable for its juicy oranges and extensive amounts of them are sent out to different parts of India and abroa
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Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter of India’s richest mogul. The 37-year-old singer performed Sunday and sang some of her hits such as “Crazy In Love” and “Perfect.” Guests included Hillary Clinton and a host of Bollywood stars in the historic Indian city of Udaipur. Beyonce posted a photo […]
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