Hotel Mandakini Castle
Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... off and leave me in the middle of nowhere. Luckily he was still there, I hopped on the back and we rode in silence until he stopped at a food place and asked if I was hungry! We ate and managed to kinda make up enough for him to ask to call me his sister lol. He left the restaurant leaving me to pay which I didn't mind as he'd been acting as my personal guide but it was kinda funny since he'd insisted on paying for all my drinks ...
... found out the train station had a McDonalds. We had a pretty stressful time trying to find and get onto our train. We were looking for our train number on the board but couldn’t find it. Everyone we asked for help sent us to a train with a different number (and different location listed on the side). Eventually we found out that it was out train and that we were in some carriages which would be disconnected and later connected to a different train to ...
... to leave! It was also so heart-warming to hear about the difference Jaipur Rugs had made to the villagers lives, allowing them to make a decent living, in their own time and in their own homes rather than relocate to the city squalor like so many others.
We also managed to spend a day with Elephants in the Elephant village (each of the 108 elephants lives with its own handler family from the “Mahmout” elephant rider caste, and occupies ...
... for 18 rupee we get a small bowl of a chick pea curry and 2 deep fried chapati. OMG this is amazing. It is served on a piece of newspaper. Everyone is looking at us once again, there are no other tourists around. Now we head out of the Pink City to look for a drink. Lonely Planet recommends a bar called "Reds" so we head towards here. We find the building and floor, but it is not there. They may have moved or closed down. Ok off to a ...
... under his breath and we both had our fingers crossed he would get it to start again and get us to the station in time. After a few turns of the key it kicked in and away we went again. The station was already so busy and there were hundreds of people sleeping in the entrance under blankets, not sure if they were waiting for trains or were just homeless and sheltering in the warm. We stumbled through them and got on the train. After about 3 or ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Business Services