Hotel Mandakini Castle
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... up after two hours sleep to then be awake right until I got on the bus at 7:30am, now with a cold!! The bus was FREEZING, worse than any journey I experienced travelling. As we left Jaipur in a rickety, drafty bus, that wouldn't have passed its MOT in Bolivia, let alone the UK, I could feel the panic rising inside me - how was I going to cope with this journey. I quickly became mute, blew up my neck support thing, zipped up, hooded up, layered up, squished ...
... us that this Maharajah, Sawai Madho Singh 1, had crushed a few wives in his time...easy to believe. There was a portrait of another Maharajah that just looked so different from the rest - this chap was thin, with groovy glasses - before I could say or ask anything, Abhishek said that 'this one' thought he was very stylish (he was quite a dandy), and had several pairs of groovy glasses and un-maharajah-like clothes. Most interesting!
We saw huge silver urns ...
... had not yet visited. Unfortunately my body was so exhausted that standing for any length of time was making me dizzy, so I made it to two of the places...
First on the list was the Albert hall museum, a really grand building built in the late 1800s and holding many artifacts from Jaipur and further afield. It was so well organised and sectioned off so that you don't miss anything.... Not so good for a quick escape to the nearest toilet though! ...
... Jaipur- but we took full advantage and ended up staying with him for ten days… and what a ten days we had! It was so incredibly lovely to put 'backpacking' on hold and set up shop with Raghu and his family. A beautiful home in central Jaipur- Raghu was a phenomenal host! Touring us around the city in his slick Scorpio - we felt super lucky to have a built in tour guide for the city.
Our first touristy experience was visiting ...
... from sickness and Basu was left all alone. He told us the story of him running aimlessly in one direction for several days before getting to a city where he was quickly picked up and recruited by a beggar gang. He was beaten badly, and given hardly any money, so when a recruiter came to him promising better fortunes he agreed. The recruiter unfortunately led Basu to a stone quarry where he was once again beaten, and employed for hardly pennies a day. Basu worked at ...