Hotel Mandakini Castle
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... and Dom stuck their heads into the astronomy complex from the day before (I had lost my ticket). We then jumped on a rammed bus up to the Amber Fort. Another cracker of a castle surrounded by stunning scenery but on an eyes blink a merging image of all other castle like complexes we have seen. We were caught in a torrential downpour on our way up the steep hill, which turned the paved gully we were headed up into rapids. Ponchos at the ready we were greated by ...
... Out for a lunch in a very pleasant restaurant an then on to some site-seeing. We drove to the City Palace when a very fast talking guide showed us around. It was very interesting, but just too hot. As it is off-season we were the only westerners around. Everybody hot and tired so headed back to the hotel for a rest, a meal and then bed. Just as we were about to go in for dinner we heard a lot of noise which sounded like a procession. ...
Jaipur- Day 4- HOLI
Our final full day in Jaipur involved Holi, which would be the second Holi Festival Sam and I participated in. Holi is a Hindu festival, observed mostly in Northern India, that celebrates the beginning of Spring according to the lunar calendar. To celebrate Holi, also known as the “festival of colors” ...
... to beat each other's pricing, luckily we got out of there quick as some of the drivers were yelling him. My initial impression of Agra wasn't great. For a city that has so many UNESCO sites, you would expect it to be pretty nice and it just isn't. We got to the hotel, it s okay but nothing like the H R Palace in Jaipur, but they had a restaurant which was still serving food so couldn't complain. After a rather expensive dinner, we made our way back to our room, exhausted from a testing ...
... fancy. It was pretty impressive and very busy especially on the floor selling gold. The Indians love their bling that's for sure! I didn't buy anything but it was nice to look. We then got a lassi on the way home from a place called Jodhpur Sweets which tasted really good. The lassi's from Jodhpur have slightly different ingredients and are really tasty so it was good to have one again. I think I'm gonna miss lassi's the most when I leave! I wonder if I can get them in ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed