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- Continental Breakfast
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... Brahmin village from hundreds of years ago (a warrior wanted to marry a Brahmin girl, which would be below her caste, so they had to flee), and a current desert village where all the homes are made from mud and cow pies (and need to be reconstructed every few months). I have to say, I'm not super crazy about all of the stories about women having to flee or die for marriage reasons: every time a man dies, his wives usually had to throw ...
... was one of the largest bodies of water that we had seen during our time in India. It was even more impressive when we remembered that we had been on a camel ride the night before and lakes really aren’t something you are supposed to see out in the desert. The maharaja had this manmade lake built in order to supply the town with its drinking water and as an added bonus there were temples constructed here as well as beautiful platforms where he could sit and ...
... location right next to the Jain temple and in the heart of the old city was superb. It has been said that better facilities may be found at hotels outside the fort, but I doubt that any could give the same glimpse into the life and soul of this amazing city.
It seems that nearly all the inhabitants of the fort are descended from just two or three families. Within hours, all the local stall-holders knew our names and our activities. While all hoped for ...
... After mounting our camels, we learned that they are much larger than they seem from a distance, and we slowly headed off for our first ride.
We began what became our routine for the next 3 days, starting with a two hour ride after our early breakfast. We would stop during the hottest part of the day for a long lunch made by our guides, under shade while the camels grazed, followed by 2 or 3 more hours of riding until we reached our camping destination. We ...
... to see the lake with its cool breeze and the flock of birds especially in the blistering hot settings in which it is located. It is supposed to attract migratory birds from Bharatpur due to its proximity. On the way to the lake you can find people trying to make their buck selling puppets and other artifacts (you can pick them up here, quite cheap compared to other places – recommend the double sided puppet which has two puppets in one), local musicians playing melodies on ...