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 ...
... seem quite happy.
Merry Christmas Eve!
Our driver, who’s name is Rana, knew it was Christmas Eve and he asked if we wanted to celebrate by getting a bottle of rum. This was really interesting because people really do not drink here very often. At least they do not drink to get drunk that often.
We said yes and spent an hour or two last night drinking Rum and Cokes with him. In general we had a good time, and ...
... aka Ricky, before being dropped off at the Leela Palace jetty for our boat ride to the hotel. We passed an island, domed buildings and lawns entirely lit up - we were told by our very royal looking boatman that it belonged to the Maharajah and it was used for weddings and other parties - it looked like some fairy land. Our hotel was also like some fairy land - with the fancy greeting (here we had rose petals raining down on us as we entered the hotel, and ...
... 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 ...