Alka The Lake Side Hotel
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... international credit cards.” Eventually our driver pointed out that there was an ATM machine just 50 yards down the road. The relief, however, was short lived; Judith’s attempts to withdraw cash on one after another of our cards were all declined.
There followed a long debate, mostly conducted in Hindi. Our driver had been commissioned by the resort to top up our phone. He had not yet done this, and now he produced the 500 rupee note we ...
... we inched our way across, athough how the chassis of our car survived the various graunchings, bangings,scrapings and slidings I shall never know. Nor was this the only such. In three more places the Kosi had run amok causing similar if rather less extensive damage.
At length we reached the Jim Corbett National Park the home of deer, wild boar, crocodiles and tigers. Here, set back from the road, lies the Riverview Retreat, a Leisure Hotels resort alongside ...
... descent from her bungalow into Bhimtal, we were able to glimpse the lake below through the trees now reflecting the glorious blue of a cloudless sky. Bhimtal itself proved to be a busy little street with tiny shops including a bank into which Judith disappeared in search of much needed cash. Paddy went with her to translate, while I remained in the taxi. It was some time before the girls re-appeared. Apparently, the bank ...
... free shop at the airport). It is a place where tea is served in china cups, a woodburning stove warms your bedroom and a hot-water bottle your bed.
Looking at the map, you will see that the Retreat forms part of the Jones estate. We had imagined some sort of modern development rising above Lake Bhimtal; nothing could be further from the truth. Arriving as we did in the early evening, it was already dark as we turned into a deeply ...
... coach we had to catch left Anand Vihar at 10.30, and we were supposed to have been fetched from our hotel at 9.00. Fortunately, Usha insisted that the driver picked us up at 8.30 as once at Anand Vihar, we motored back and forth for an hour. Every time the traffic ground to a halt (luckily quite often) our driver leaned out to ask for directions from any nearby motorist or pedestrian. Most gave different and confusing answers while some, like ourselves, seemed ...