The Riverview Retreat
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... of banana and bamboo cloth were now brought for us to inspect, and a sober grey bamboo, was selected with much vociferous agreement by all parties.
There still remained the problem of choosing a suitable design, and of course, payment. “Design no problem – making you nice Indian suit.” was, in itself, a trifle worrying. Sign language and drawing got the message over that a catalogue would help. Our tailor said that one would ...
... craggy peaks of the high Himalayas towering over us.
We stopped briefly to ask the way in the old part of Ranikhet – a town, now the centre of a huge and well-kept military base strategically placed near the borders of China and Nepal. Neither ourselves nor the driver felt inclined to stop for lunch (although a break was offered); instead we began our three-hour descent towards the Kosi river.
All went well until we neared the river itself, but just as ...
... to a beautiful secluded lake deep in the forest. Having parked the car by the roadside, he led us through the woods to the hidden lake. Not a sign of human habitation was to be seen; all around us huge, forested mountain slopes rose mightily to a cerulean sky while only the multicoloured dragonflies and huge butterfles disturbed the unruffled calm of the lake.
The name and whereabouts of this unbelievably beautiful spot ...
... feel immediately at home as we were led into a beautiful period room graced with pictures on the wall, objets d'art on the mantel, an old disused piano from a century ago and best of all a brightly burning wood stove in the fireplace.
All meals are individually prepared by Paddy's son, Robby; tea and real coffee (so unusual in northern India) are available at the blink of an eye. Breakfast and lunch are taken with our hostess on the ...
... 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 ...