Hotel Mandakini Castle
Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... we dined over dreamy panoramic views of the lake and city. Meanwhile at Pelham and Uli's, Polly was busy catching up on her diary and reading her book in the sunshine. The next day we left Udaipur and had another fun 8 hour drive with Gords. After an all-you-can-eat lunch for 50p (Mr Donaldson's absolute dream) and a brief pit-stop when Gordon fell asleep at the wheel (cue slight panic!) we arrived in Jodhpur, or 'The Blue City'. We went straight up to our hostel's roof, ...
... bronze statues and wood carvings, all very nice but not what we had said we wanted to buy to the tuk tuk driver, so we done the 2 minute walk round the round shop as a matter of courtesy and then jumped back in the tuk tuk. The driver was in an adjoining part of the shop and feigned surprise when we came out so soon, he didn't say too much on the way to where we wanted to be dropped off originally as he had no sale commission from the government place.
... to be more than fifty paces away from a toilet we had a little walk then retired to the rooftop swimming pool. A lovely place but the pool was not heated and so too cold to swim. So we sunbathed there till sundown. Tomorrow we fly to Mumbai. Here the internet was very poor so unable to post recent information ...
... pile into the car. Pal has brought innumerable tourists to this city and knows where to drop us off, where to pick us up and what we will see in between. We feel so special.
First stop, the Pink City. It's a walled citadel that was painted entirely pink to celebrate a visit from some dignitary. Actually it's some shade between beige and red that Crayola will have to name since it possesses no Earthly reference. Within its India-beaten walls (India ...
... train to one which leaves at 11am arriving Kharjurho early evening. This will give us a bit more time to see the temples there. We had been told by the ever so helpful tourist information clerk in New Delhi that there were no daytime trains but this has turned out to be incorrect information. Unfortunately 2AC is full so we take 3AC and are given Rs800 refund.
Next we are going to attempt to find the Canon Service Centre in the hope of a camera repair. We are doubtful but ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Business Services