Mapple Empire Regency Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... told us about his background- fascinating stuff. He used to be the head Indian chef for all dining in the Le Meridien hotel in Qatar, which included being personal Indian chef to the Prime Minister. Then he was offered a 6-month position cooking for the 11 children of the Shake of Dubai! For his audition he cooked 20 dishes for him to try. He said everyday he'd be responsible for creating all of the dishes and putting them in hot serving containers. Then ...
... options to go up the mountain : either by jeep or on an elephants back. Obviously the first solution is preferred as it does promote better tourism. On top of that, in my opinion, I feel it's a bit cruel to the animals... However, when coming up the mountain, avoiding all the beggars (the technique consists in ignoring their existence, not saying anything even yes or no and walking as fast as I could, they will not run after you !). And when arriving in ...
... a huge truck. Nothing disturbs the concentration of our trusty driver as he ducks and weaves past on coming traffic all the while allowing faster maniacs behind us get around. The group decides that closing your eyes doesn't really help either. There is no relaxing on this leg of the trip and the discussion in the bus revolves around the question which is worse, Driving at night or driving during the day. After a few holy *****, ahh stop stop stop, breakkkkk, it's decided ...
... of our guide we managed to stop for an electrical plug adapter and camera cord.
The hotel felt like an absolute haven. We managed a light tea outside by the fire braziers before sleep accompanied the incessant horn blasts from the nearby bus station.
Day in summary:
Intricacy and Artistry
Animal collection: (in addition to those previously spotted)
Horses, chooks, goats, elephants, pigs, pidgeons.
... up to the Fort. What fun, but felt badly for the elephants.
The fort is immense, and Balbir told us all about it while allowing us some free time to take photos. The hall of mirrors was incredible, and the photos can not do it justice. As we were leaving, the photographers descended upon us, wanted some 1,000 INR for each photo they had taken of us on the elephants. Balbir had told us to ignore them, and as we get ...