WelcomHeritage Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWelcomHeritage Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat Ranakpur
We had great time at this sprawling resort. Staff was very helpful and food was superb. well maintained resort with lots to offer.
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Heading from Udaipur to Jodhpur which is about 5 hours away but since there isn't any direct trains we’re splashing out and hiring a car to take us and on the way were going to stop at a few places of interest.
Our first stop was 80km outside of Udaipur, and we really felt like we were in the harsher scenery now, the terrain was much drier and the soil quite orange. We drove through one village that was having their market day and we were ...
Up early and off towards Jodhpur, across the mountains and then a stop half way at Ranakpur to see the incredible 15th century Adinath Temple. We ate well the evening before so just a couple of pots of chai tea this morning. There appears to be no rules of the road, as people weave in and out. Driving on the left side of the road is just theory..... they pass us going the other direction -- sometimes on ...
... in the temple and in their midst, he must have made some great shots. He very helpfully informed us that the men of the village do this every Monday morning - just gather around and have a huddle and sip of opium tea! He thought we should know what's in the coffee lest we were offered it!
Later, we went on a walk - we wanted to see what village life is like and Bagdaram once ...
... done at the temple and were starving. Once again lamb in all its variety is on every menu in every restaurant and the place we went for lunch had the best mutton curry!
Happily mutton-fed we then drove another 1 1/2 hours to the village of Narlai. As we drove through the village, we thought the driver might be lost and couldn't imagine that there would be a hotel in that village. How pleasantly surprised we were! Our hotel, Rawla ...
... of the Hindu religion - that has rejected the caste system and are strictly vegetarian and aim not to harm anything - including insects, etc. They also don't eat anything that grows under the ground (eg garlic, onions, carrots). Jains have five major vows - such as those above - but one, brahmacharya, surprised us as it literally meant sexual abstinence and we couldn't work out how they could practice this and keep their religion going !! Reading more ...