Country Inn - Sattal
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... 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 ...
... as fruit juice, toast and cereal. Dinner is served from 8 to 10.30 and a huge range of dishes is available from the buffet – mostly vegetarian but also at least one chicken dish and one 'mutton’ dish; the latter is, of course, goat, there being no sheep anywhere. The maître d’, Tara, was always most attentive. This reminds me that when he brought my mid-morning tea on the lawn today, and saw me typing on my laptop, he particularly asked that his name ...
... 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 ...
Why the 'Jones Estate'? Colonel Jones was a local administrator and magistrate for the region and built himself the Retreat high in the forests of Nainital. The land area was substantial and, after Independence, the whole lot was sold to Padmini's father-in-law together with the Rani of Balrampur and her brother General Madan Shamsher Jung
Bahadur Rana (both Nepalese royalty). The Nepalese still own most of the estate, but ...
... station and, although she could not be certain given the language difficulties, she believed she had found our coach. Having got there, our driver left us on our own while we made further investigations and ascertained that others also were waiting to board this coach to Uttarakhand.
Much relieved, we sank into our reserved seats while others boarded. Among them were two garishly clad, heavily-jowled women with an abundance of lipstick and rouge painted ...