Basant Vihar Palace Hotel
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... side of the lake. As well as the standard palace tour (the 2nd biggest in India) I spent plenty of time wandering through markets, eating ridiculously cheap food and also a day out walking in the hills. This turned into a massive win. I was picked up by rickshaw and we stopped to pick up more people - as well as a lovely Dutch couple, an Indian guy, Prem, hopped in next to me. I assumed he was the tour guide but he was actually just a tour guide who didn't have any ...
Another long drive through pot holed filled roads and past camels grazing in what appears to be barren lands brought us to Bikaner. As with our other stops through Rajasthan our first tourist destination was the towns fort. This forts difference being that it had been built on level ground, making it not quite as ominous as you arrived at the city limits. We took the audio tour again which we are becoming quite the critiques on. This tour ...
... for some good photos which kept Martyn busy. We waved goodbye to the father camel rider who took his camel home along with a generous tip from us. As the sun went down we set up a make shift bed with blankets and settled in for a beer. As expected, we were taxed a beer by one of the camel men who, under his fathers restriction, had clearly been gagging for a beer all day - it didn't last long! Babu started to look for our rum but couldn't find it as he had lost ...
... this filling homemade meal and each other's company, discussing hopes of what to see in future days in this amazingly unique country.
We left for the campsite along the sandy path and arrived at our campsite just before sunset. The tents were set up for us and included blankets and foam mattresses. It was the most basic of accommodation, but had that Indian charm you would expect. I humourously asked where the washroom facilities were, to ...
... ll spare your life”
“You didn’t let me finish – I’ll spare your life but I’m going to turn you all into rats”
“Look on the bright side; you won’t be dead!”
‘But – we’ll – be – rats’
“Well yeah, there is that – but if you promise to be thankful and serve me forever ...