Soni Villa Hotel
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... way so no stepping around reality of Indian transport). To be honest we could have booked a trip with tour guide and a proper bus as we know it in Europe with aircon but that would have cost triple if not more than what we paid doing it by ourselves. After an hours journey which wasn't actually too bad (although the bus driver was a complete nut case and nearly killed about hundred people on the way) we arrived in Fathapur City. Fathapur City is an ancient Indian ...
... of our first full day. It is harder than it looks and both girls worked up quite a sweat by the end of the lessons. Then it was time to don the Bollywood attire and be video taped actually doing the two dances they had learnt. Lots of fun! We think the instructor got more laughs out of the girls attempts at dancing than the girls ...
We picked our Self Drive Innova from T3 terminal in Delhi and left for Jaipur at about 10 AM . The NH8 highway connecting Delhi to Jaipur is in a bad condition with all the 6 laning of the highway , but we were lucky not to find much traffic as we were travelling on a working day .
An hour into the journey we stopped at Old Rao Dhaba and had our breakfast . After stuffing ourselves with all the Paranthe and some Tea we continued with our journey ...
... rains worse than Goa & Mumbai put together!!! Couldn't believe it! The roads were like rivers (I've attached a video)! Tuktuks were getting stranded sinking at the side of the roads, motorbikes up to their seats in water! Madness! We made it to our hotel after lots of queuing and the hotel was lovely, only £7.50 a night and was luxury!!
The next morning we woke at 6am, after a pretty broken sleep - awake every hour of the night ... I hear you asking yourself - ...
So caught a flight from Leh to Delhi for 5400 rupees (about #70) which was certainly easier and quicker than getting the bus all the way back. Not quite sure if all the security and army personnel etc where necessary or justified (my bags got checked/searched 3 times). I know Leh is in the disputed Kashmir region but really!
Maybe it was this experience that then got ...