Laxmi Vilas Hotel
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... of water, a Taj pass, shoe covers to enter the mosuleum, and a pass to get on a tourists' golf cart to take you to the Taj gate entrance. Things felt a little more relaxed now. We totally enjoyed the Taj Mahal and marvelled at it's beauty and rich history. It was hard to believe we were there. We took some fun pics and walked around feeling free and easy in a sea of tourists, some of which looked and acted just like we did. ;) We found a ladies purse unattended and had to ...
... was beautiful (for a derelict palace), this was the main city until the Maharaja created Jaipur, not sure why as Amber Fort has fantastic mountain views and lovely garden, so maybe they should have stayed there!
We then decided to spend the afternoon visiting an elephant sanctuary, one thing I told Rob I wanted to see was lots of elephants whilst in India and after seeing them in the wild in ...
... another big breakfast before trekking to the far south of the city to visit the modern temple of Birla Lakshmi Narayan. The temple was covered in lovely marble carvings and had a small museum in the basement about it's founder. Above the temple on a hilltop was the small fort of Moti Dungri, which was closed to the public.
... fade at this point, so we limited ourselves to a brief walk. The place is a haphazard jumble of everything – hardware, fixtures, books, giant spools of wire, cows, fabric recyclers boiling and dying old clothes in giant copper pots, flower and vegetable stands, cows, locksmiths with thousands of keys spread on cloths on the ground, a shop full of nothing but foot powered sewing machines, shoes, temples, cows, spices, fortunetellers, ...
... was in Jaipur setting it up and decorating the new place and we got to see her daily progress every night at the dinner table on photos she took of the rooms. While still in Delhi, however, she helped us book an outrageously-last-minute train ticket to Rishikesh. Quite hilariously when she handed over the ridiculous train tickets, with us asking 1000 questions about how she actually managed got them, her line with a huge smile and sarcastic eyes was: "in ...