Lake Side Inn
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... help? Down the ladder from the UTDC warehouse we went – all of us – and back to the resort. In the reception hall of the Riverview Retreat, a helpful crowd gathered to discuss the issue. At least it transpired that the resort were confident that they should be able to accept our credit card when the time came to move on. However they were unable to provide cash.
Despite the fact that the banks were on strike, it was thought that at least ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... left me by the roadside with the luggage and went off to see if she could find where we had to go. Eventually, the driver returned, but now there was no sign of Judith, so there was nothing for it but to make off with the luggage in the direction she had taken. This led us to what appeared to be a graveyard for ancient buses, many with windows missing or piles of rubbish on the roof. At that moment, Judith appeared announcing that we had indeed reached the ...