Ghanerao Royal Castle Hotel
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Drive to Ranakpur (4 hours) and then to Ghanerao (1 hour) ACTUAL from journal (March 17): The trip is winding down. My stomach seems to be a little better; I'll probably take the Cipro until I'm home. Today we again had a 9 am checkout time and I made sure to have breakfast to tide me over for the journey today. Again, we drove a couple hours, had …
An hour and a half's journey into the mountains (and a slight detour off-roading in a regular taxi to get around a fallen tree, god forbid they cut it up to clear the road!) we reached the base of Kumbhalgarh fortress. Its 8 horse wide wall (which somewhat resembles the Great Wall of China) encompasses hundreds of temples and takes over 2 days to get around.
Since we only had an hour or so, we explored the abandoned fort and nearest temple. ...
... this holy place.
On a remote hilltop you can travel to the Kumbalgarh fort. Actually it is nicer from the outside and to watch from the valley, than the inner part. But a nice steep walk and a great view across the valley. From here you can walk through the park to Ranakpur. It is a hike for a day through
wonderful forests of the Arvallis hills with its wild animals like bears (they say).
... on behalf of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The rooms are palatial, and there are a number of beautiful courtyards. There are yellowed portraits of past generations of the family on the walls in the rooms and passageways, featuring lots of serious-looking mustachioed men in turbans. At each of our hotels, we have received the lovliest of welcomes. There are always numerous ...
The next stop on the itinerary was Ranakpur and Ruby warned us that it would be cold, so I pulled the faithful leggings out of my rucksack for what would hopefully be the last time. If needed I was now prepared to get out the all weather gear that I have bought for later on in my trip. Up until this point it had seemed a little too much effort to get that stuff out of their compression sacks, but I was growing a bit tired to shivering myself to sleep.
I plumped for the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service