Hotel Chevron Fairhavens
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... to the hotel reception for the purpose. Off he went to top up our phone so we could resume our negotiations with the bank. It was an anxious moment when he returned with the news that the local phone shop was only authorised to top up by 100 rupees (about one pound). However this was enough to phone our bank at home and establish that the cards were all usableat ATMs throughout India – but how to use them if, despite the banks assertion, they ...
... beer or tea. Service is second to none with two or three waiters attending every table and an army of gardeners constantly tending, creating and improving.
As I write in the shade of a little oasis of trees on the huge lawn by the restaurant, I can see only one other guest, but six gardeners hard at work. Among these are a group of three sareed ladies painstakingly removing weeds from the lawn with a pointed implement like a large metal toothpick. Yesterday, these ...
... in the lakes of Nainital and we felt that Philippa’s lake was the idea bathing spot for this English water nymph.
Our next lake, Sattal, was equally beautiful, but larger. This time, we were able to drive to a small tourist spot with restaurants under the trees, and little wooden rowing boats drawn up on the beach. Carefully, we stepped into our seat under the stern canopy and allowed our boatman to row us out and ...
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 ...
... dusk fell, the coach finally arrived at Haldwani where half-a-dozen taxi drivers claimed that they had been sent to meet us. Fortunately, just one of them mentioned the magic word “Bhimtal” and, although he had no English, he had the presence of mind to phone Padmini Smetacek who confirmed to us that we had indeed met the right driver whom she had sent to meet us. Within an hour we had arrived safely at her beautiful Bimtal home high up in the forest of ...