Kmvn Tourist Rest House Snowview
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... on our account (do they really expect us to travel with wads of bank statements in our pocket?) merely resulted in our mobile phone running out of credit and the call being cut short. So, no money, no means therefore of topping up our credit, no banks nearer than Ramnagar (and even “banks are striking today”) – what were we to do?
Repeated calls by the shop owner on his mobile established that “fault is mine - my machine is ...
... we inched our way across, athough how the chassis of our car survived the various graunchings, bangings,scrapings and slidings I shall never know. Nor was this the only such. In three more places the Kosi had run amok causing similar if rather less extensive damage.
At length we reached the Jim Corbett National Park the home of deer, wild boar, crocodiles and tigers. Here, set back from the road, lies the Riverview Retreat, a Leisure Hotels resort alongside ...
... lake which we seemed to have to ourselves. Once again, as soon as we were out of sight of the beac,h we were in an area of perfect tranquility enhanced only by the occasional splash of a leisurely oar.
All too soon our idyllic glide over the water under the pine-clad mountains was over and we returned to the Retreat for another of Robby’s wonderful lunches on the patio while our friends, the monkeys, chattered in the ...
If you expect western 5-star luxury standards of accommodation, the Retreat Bhimtal is not for you. Instead of an impersonal, sanitised international hotel room, here you will find something very, very wonderful - a real homestay, run by an educated and fascinating Indian family who will, if you so wish, discuss the merits of English writers or Indian culture until 2 in the morning over a glass or two of whisky (remember that when you are buying in ...
... mimicking what they had done to me as they went.
Only later, did we learn that these hijra are an accepted part of Indian society and much in demand at weddings where they entertain and are supposed to bring good fortune to the bridal pair. Often castrated, they live in closed communities and may provide support for unwanted children who themselves will join the group. Apparently, it brings good luck to give them a 10 rupee note and conversely the opposite ...