Arif Castles Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... it being the home of an Indian army regiment). Soldiers jogged in single file down the streets as officers chatted over a roadside chai. After a quick lunch in a hotel, I realised I had two options; wait around for five hours in town for the bus to Ramnagar, or treat myself to a taxi. I decided to treat myself for a change and go with the taxi, which after some heavy negotiating, I got down to 850 rupees, not bad for a hundred kilometre journey. This was to be a decision however ...
... due mainly to an imaginary line drawn between two countries. The bus rolled on, through lush, green rice paddies and storks that seemed to strut around, chilling like they owned the place. What did they think they were, cows or something?! With my head in a book, I noticed a pungent smell, strangely familiar but comforting and looked out the window to see we were passing miles upon miles of weed plants either side of the road. I'd seen them like this before, growing wild on ...
Up nice and casual for breakfast at the hotel as it had rained overnight and was still spitting this morning so we waited it out for a couple of hours. Set off for a walk around the Naini lake which only took about an hour and was not exactly the most serene of strolls what with all the car horns honking but this is India and car horns are just part of everyday life. It did get quieter around the southern side so we ambled along going over our India adventure, picking ...
Up early for 8 hour drive to Nainital and luckily it was raining so we felt as though it was a good day to travel on. The journey was pretty uneventful and we made good time arriving at 3pm after meandering up the winding switchback roads to the hill resort that sits at 1938m. The weather had cleared up and the evening sun looked beautiful against the steep forested valleys and green volcanic lake (Naini) – ...
... and brought over to the hotel within the hour and definitely before cutting the suit was begun. Payment? “Yes! Yes! Credit card, no problem!” It was agreed to pay half the total costs now, and half on satisfactory completion of the suit. Smiles all round.
Here, however, the real difficulty began to manifest itself. Several attempts with numerous credit cards resulted in complete failure – and we had no rupees left, nor any pounds ...