Travel Blogs from Kota
... and corriander - yum!), chapati bread, daal, 3 vegetarian dishes (usually one with paneer - cheese, one with potato, and one with another vegetable like ocra or eggplant), and dessert (fresh mango!!). Oh, and we're the only ones here. Naturally. Who else would travel to India in May, when it's 1000 degrees? We eat in the family's large dining room and are entertained by the owner's daughter, who is also having her dinner. Later, she does a little dance for us, ...
... e Geburtstagsparty ist. Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Wir haben Spaß mit den beiden Kindern der Familie. Inzwischen haben wir uns daran gewöhnt, dass viele Inder ihre Kinder (Jungen wie Mädchen) mit dick schwarz aufgetragenen Lidschatten „verschönern“. Auf uns wirkt es eher gruselig-grotesk. Aber die Inder folgen der Logik: Make-up verschönert jeden Menschen und man kann damit nicht früh genug beginnen. Obendrein hat es für sie Schutzcharakter. Wenn ...
... out to Sean down the carriage – "get off this train….now!" We quickly pick up all our bags and jump off, with only a few seconds to spare.
So where on earth are we, are we still in Udaipur, and what do we do now? I throw down all of bags onto the ground, and yell as loud as I can yell “I f#cking hate you India, you stupid f#cking country!!!” Then I start crying, like a baby. I don’t know what it is, but this country just has this ability ...
... what we would do while we stayed there. Random people kept wandering around, but no-one said who they were or introduced us. All very strange. Maybe more of the real India than we and especially the kids could cope with so early on?!
The rooms were actually quite nice, spacious and full of old antiques dating back to when the fort was constructed in the 1700s, and the last time it had seen a paint brush. ...
... of pigs, goats and the odd camel. Many of the houses are painted an attractive pale blue and overlooking the whole town is a large, rambling palace and fort built high up on the hill side. We are staying at Braj Bhushanjee, a 250 year old haveli decorated with traditional wall paintings.
During our second day we met Rakesh, a jovial chap who gave us a tour in his rickshaw of the main sights around town, ...
Other places to stay in Kota
Palace Road, Kota | 3 star hotelfrom $108
11 Jhalawar Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $36
Plot No 1 and 2,Chawani Circle, Kota | Hotelfrom $33
Mokha-para, Kota | 3 star hotelfrom $47
Civil Lines, Kota | Hotelfrom $121
Bazar no. 1, Kota | Hotelfrom $17
6 B, Collectorate Circle, Kota | Hotelfrom $17
Gumanpura Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $13
1-B Kotri Gumanpura Road, Kota | Hotelfrom $35