Kmvn Tourist Rest House Snowview
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Riverview Retreat is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Here we are cosseted and pampered; our decisions are based around such matters of moment as when to swim, what to eat and whether the massage should be Ayurvedic or Swedish. India, the real India, lies beyond the uniformed guard at the gate. On our second day, Judith ventured 'for a walk' beyond this portal.
Three hours later, when she returned, hot and breathless in the midday sun, she told of ...
... were removing sand from the riverbed which they carried on their head in metal basins to deposit and create a new flower bed. They walked across the garden gracefully and without haste, but never dawdling; they tended the earth with their bare hands as they shaped it and planted new flowers.
We have the pool to ourselves as we swim before lunch by the thatched, open-sided building known as Jim's Grill. Here, as in the restaurant, tables are set elegantly with ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... coach we had to catch left Anand Vihar at 10.30, and we were supposed to have been fetched from our hotel at 9.00. Fortunately, Usha insisted that the driver picked us up at 8.30 as once at Anand Vihar, we motored back and forth for an hour. Every time the traffic ground to a halt (luckily quite often) our driver leaned out to ask for directions from any nearby motorist or pedestrian. Most gave different and confusing answers while some, like ourselves, seemed ...