Travel Blogs from Kota
... of hard to distinguish. You see shanty towns all over - in the city and the country - but they are sometimes hard to differentiate from the "nicer" houses actually made of brick. The cities are definitely more cramped, but the people in the country are just as poor. It's just so many people packed in a tight space. 1.2 billion in an area half the size of the U.S. and only limited services like electricity and water. Some parts seem to make most of Mexico seem ...
... the two children. By now we have gotten used to the usual Indian custom of using lots of eye liner on their children (boys as well as girls). This kind of beautification appears to us quite wild and a little scary. But the Indians follow the logic: you can never start early enough to use make-up but the real reason behind the eye liner is for protection of the child. When the child has the make-up on then the evil spirits cannot attack them. Ok…so be it! Many ...
... hello, where you from? Photo please’.
This friendliness led to an invite to a 25th wedding anniversary party from Goody, a local restaurant owner. The centrepiece of the party was a flashing dancefloor and as soon as we arrived, we were dragged onto it ...
... we definitely needed it. Some of them get very angry! But most of them you can get right up to and take photos of. They hang out all over the fort and in the rooms etc – it’s quite bizarre. I loved seeing the baby monkeys that would use their mother’s tail as a swing and swing back and forth on it, then use the fort walls as a springboard to do flips. It was hilarious.
The palace was really beautiful too – it was built in the 1500’s but ...
... to our destination in the van, via tiny winding single track roads through beautiful forrested countryside and past numerous cows and water buffalo on the road. We finally got near to Bainsrorgarh and started seeing tatty signs pointing the way as we wound our way down tiny streets and around the tight corners of a typically run down Indian hill top village.
We have tried to get off the beaten track as well as ...
Other places to stay in Kota
Palace Road, Kota | 3 star hotelfrom $76
11 Jhalawar Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $29
Plot No 1 and 2,Chawani Circle, Kota | Hotelfrom $35
Mokha-para, Kota | 3 star hotelfrom $38
Civil Lines, Kota | Hotelfrom $80
6 B, Collectorate Circle, Kota | Hotelfrom $17
Bazar no. 1, Kota | Hotelfrom $17
Gumanpura Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $46
1-B Kotri Gumanpura Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $28