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... Celebration day. This is where people start partying at 8am and are totally wasted at 9am. The tradition is to say 'Happy Holi,' then they put colour (powder) on your cheeks and forehead and give you a quick hug. The drunker they get, the less they say Happy Holi , they totally plaster you in colour and then they cuddle not hug you. Then one hour later, no Happy Holi, no colour and a quick grope. This is why I didn't venture on to the streets when I was here alone ...
... to turn us around to return to the car, we reach the top.
Below us, on the other side of the mountain, beyond the worn out temples, the litter, the cow pats, the monkeys and the dry gorse bush, lies the city of Jaipur in all it's chaotic, three century's old magnificence. From this height it looks like a vast, legoland of played-out blocks, as far as the eye can, it's distant reaches veiled under a light haze of exhaust fumes and January mist. ...
... the ride to dinner, so I went in the pub in our hotel. I was the only one there! However, I am glad I had one glass of wine because I got pulled on to the stage with the Indian dancers. They seemed like whirling dervishes to me. They had a cool accordion-like piano they were playing. I asked if they were gypsies or local. Daisy said they were local people. Tomorrow, at 5:00 a.m, I leave for a hot air balloon ...
... a spiceless--and light--repast might be in order. Still jumped in the pool and updated the diary. We leave at 1630 for a 3H or so walk through the old town.
Bit of a dicey proposition to head out feeling under the weather. Big Mama is yapping about whether we'd be waiting for her and if she'd be able to find stores after having seen them; enough already.
Not too far into the walk and saw a chicken get its throat slashed. An appalling level of stench ...
... journey, I was rudely awakened by a guy who had just got on, telling me I was in his berth... It turned out he was wrong, he was actually in the bed opposite, so spent the rest of the night giving me evil looks whenever I caught his eye. Giving up on the snooze I decided to read a little and discovered my kindle was broken! I don't know what I did but the screen is gone. I was so annoyed with myself, but calmed myself down... It could be ...