The Riverview Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
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... being so badly treated and ran in to the road wildly flagging down a car, a bus, a lorry, anything to get me to Ramnagar. Eventually a stereotypically awesome Indian guy with a big moustache, big belly and a big smile pulled over in a nice car and, after getting the low down from the owner seemed desperate to help me get out of there. "I can take you as far Kathgodam", he offered, which I knew had a railway station. I was obviously pretty happy about this. It was so nice to be in ...
... favourite bits and discussing what we'd like to do if we returned. Back to the northern end of the lake we jumped in a lovely swan pedalo and for Rp150 each took our majestic craft out for a jaunt on the lake for an hour. It sort of reminded us of hiring pedalos at Peasholm Park back in Scarborough and we thought it would be a more peaceful way to enjoy the lake – nope – the lake is very busy with brightly coloured gondola type boats punting folk about ...
... fittingly eating our favourite curry of the trip (kadai chicken) – feels weird that we’ve only got one more full day left in India. On the walk back to the hotel we met a very well spoken guy called Hasan Mumtaz who invited us to go to the Nainital boathouse club and even offered to sign us in as the temporary membership is pretty steep, alas we were stuffed but suggested we may meet him tomorrow ...
Riverview Retreat is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Here we are cosseted and pampered; our decisions are based around such matters of moment as when to swim, what to eat and whether the massage should be Ayurvedic or Swedish. India, the real India, lies beyond the uniformed guard at the gate. On our second day, Judith ventured 'for a walk' beyond this portal.
Three hours later, when she returned, hot and breathless in the midday sun, she told of ...
... and polished cutlery. Here where we take our lunch, two chefs prepare our food to order, while a waiter arrives to attend to our needs. We have never seen any other guests in Jim’s grill – we have it as our private dining room by the river.
Breakfast, we take on the lawn by the restaurant. Delicious omelettes are brought to our table by Channi Ram our special waiter, and there is a fascinating choice of breads and spicy dishes to accompany them, ...