Hotel Maharani Palace
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... tape could be keeping them going in some of the hard cases. In Rajasthan cities, much newer tuk tuks are the norm with bright and unscarred naugahide interiors and ornamentation inside – like pop stars, or plastic flowers.
· The humidity starts to lessen. The effect of that thick, moist air on energy levels is wicked. As the temps rise in the desert, the humidity lessens and ...
The 'AC Class', coined by Sally Gardner in the summer of 2012, refers to the more affluent members of the Indian community who can afford to travel in air conditioned vehicles, dine in air conditioned restaurants, sleep in air conditioned rooms and generally avoid their somewhat humid climate and cultural identity.
For some bizarre reason, away from the heat people seem more egocentric. Thus, my first encounter with Indian 'AC' train carriages was also my ...
... seeing a dead camel lying on the pavement, and later a dog, with his muzzle covered in blood, ripping at the flesh of a fellow dead canine. With those images still in mind, we retired for the evening.The last dat in JAipur was by far the best, as we visited the Hanuman temple, occupied by hundreds of monkeys. We had great fun watching the monkeys run around, one even tried to steal my shoes whilst we were in the ...
... lunch at Ganesh Restaurant where the lone chef cooked up delicious food in a very basic kitchen, we went to the City Palace. This was also very pretty, especially the courtyard with four colourfully decorated doors.
The last stop of the day was the Elephant Festival at the Polo Ground. This involved a procession (a very slow procession) of all the decorated elephants and musicians and dancers, a pot race between foreigners and Indians, a tug ...
We were lucky enough to go on the Palace on Wheels tour through Rajasthan and our first stop was Jaipur. Rajasthan is a magical state, full of palaces, deserts, and amazing history. We visited the main sites of Jaipur including the Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Amber Fort. It was absolutely beautiful, especially the elephant ride up to the Amber Fort. We learned a lot about the culture of that time and marveled at the gorgeous architecture.
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