Hotel Mandakini Castle
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... this very place out, and with the promise of cheap beer and the best views in the city, I couldn't really say no. Besides, all this sightseeing had left me hungry, a hunger that could only be sated with a massive Rajasthani thali. Finding the cafe, I realised immediately that this was a great idea. We sat down on a table, on top of one of the battlements, high above the city, sharing a ridiculously large thali and some beers, eventually being joined by Ali, a local rickshaw driver ...
... was an amateur astronomer. I was impressed that there are sundials capable of predicting the correct time to within 20 seconds and one capable of 2 seconds! The amazing thing is they date to the 18th century. There is also a "sundial" that shows the zodiac signs. The Hindus are believers in horoscopes and they are used when marriages are arranged to assure compatibility between the spouses.
The highlight of the day was going to the ...
... than we had been led to believe Hindi movies were. Some tight fitting gear for the girls, particularly Dimpy - who most of the crowd agreed was a bit of a honey - and a sari that kept slipping to show plenty o' midriff! Even some of the set songs had some raunchy dancers (hot, blonde Westerners mainly - looking remarkably like the cheerleaders from the IPL game ...
... some drummers that let charley play with them. That was a lot of fun. we met some more travelers and were drinking with them, before we knew it we were pretty drunk and I don't know the order of things but here's a quick rundown of our evening Lots of group dancing. Charley break dancing in the grass. A tied up cow very angry at us. Me and Corey talking to 2 Indian girls. I covered my face and started dancing and fell off a 3 foot ledge onto some type of metal thing. ...
... bit of a laugh (for me anyway).
The next day (7th March) was the day of the main wedding ceremony. We were taken to the venue about 9am where I got dressed and ready to go. The first thing to happen was the arrival of the groom. He walked up the main decorated passageway followed by his extended family. The bride’s family sat him on a chair and gave him gifts, while the families met. Then, after a round of photographs, the groom ...