Sahi River View Guesthouse
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Very nice for the price you pay. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great location.
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Ah the joy of sleeper trains. We were in 3AC sleeper so that means 8 beds in a berth. Two against the side wall and two sets of three beds. I woke up around 5am freezing. Apparently the men in the lower two beds took our blankets and only left sheets for us. I somehow changed into pants and my jacket and went back to sleep. It was not easy to do in a dark train on the top bunk. I fell asleep and then woke back up for the breakfast call. Bought a paratha ...
... to see parts of the roof and also to see lots of Hindus heading into the temple with huge plates full of flowers and sweets to offer up to their Gods. After our “tour” of the temple we sat down in a shop along the main road and had a glass of masala chai tea, chatting with some of the tour guides that we saw at the wedding the night before, and feeling almost like locals!
When we had finished our tea it was time to head back to the hotel since ...
... that had lots of interesting celestial observation equipment, including a sun dial accurate to 15 seconds.
We hurried back to the hotel to meet with him at 17:00 and we headed up the ghats in the other direction, stopping at the burning ghat. This is one of the places they burn their dead. The corpse is shaved and washed by the family and tightly wrapped in a cloth. One member is chosen to light the fire and they cover themselves ...
... stories on numerous occasions during our travels and we were once again misled. The so called Bazaar turned out to be four separate shops where the owners would actively try and force us into buying some pointless, overpriced souvenir whilst our guide received commission. After the first one we refused to visit any more and the demeanour of our guide changed to that of a surly teenager. In regards to the fort we realised later on that the ticket for the Taj Mahal ...
... we’d pay later. No running hot water but it was provided on request. We tried a lassi which was very watery and sweet. We walked down to the Shivana Ghat with the owner who told us why the river Ghangis is a holy river. He is really friendly at times too friendly. I wanted to go to bed early and made the excuse I had a poorly stomach suddenly out comes whatever remedies which he wanted to rub on my stomach, tiger balm. Luckily he took no for an answer and although I ...