Three days. Three majestic places. A girl showing me around Baroda in a red dupatta.

Laxmi Vilas Palace. Champaner. Jama Masjid.

Things to do when you get to these places:

Sit.

Stare.

Awe.

There’s something about places like these that make you wish you were born in a different time. Add a flock of pigeons flying in slow motion, and nothing would have seemed more surreal.