The Royal Hotel
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... and brought over to the hotel within the hour and definitely before cutting the suit was begun. Payment? “Yes! Yes! Credit card, no problem!” It was agreed to pay half the total costs now, and half on satisfactory completion of the suit. Smiles all round.
Here, however, the real difficulty began to manifest itself. Several attempts with numerous credit cards resulted in complete failure – and we had no rupees left, nor any pounds ...
... River, tamed with banks of boulders. Although there are no RCI flags flying, our stay here was arranged with a little help from Dimitris Manikis of RCI and Harry Taylor of TATOC. Without question, this is the finest timeshare resort I have ever visited.
Magnificent gardens surround discrete cottages set among flowers and beautiful mature trees rising into a cloudless blue sky. Spacious lawns extend along the river where tables are set for alfresco dining or ...
While in Bhimtal, Paddy suggested that we tear ourselves away from the Retreat for a few hours to visit some of the Lakes nearby. As we left, she said "You will be back for lunch." Having experienced the wonderfully varied menus of Paddy's son, Robby (who does the cooking), I replied, “Yes, Please!” “No,”, said Paddy, “that was not a question – it was an instruction.”
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If you expect western 5-star luxury standards of accommodation, the Retreat Bhimtal is not for you. Instead of an impersonal, sanitised international hotel room, here you will find something very, very wonderful - a real homestay, run by an educated and fascinating Indian family who will, if you so wish, discuss the merits of English writers or Indian culture until 2 in the morning over a glass or two of whisky (remember that when you are buying in ...
... mimicking what they had done to me as they went.
Only later, did we learn that these hijra are an accepted part of Indian society and much in demand at weddings where they entertain and are supposed to bring good fortune to the bridal pair. Often castrated, they live in closed communities and may provide support for unwanted children who themselves will join the group. Apparently, it brings good luck to give them a 10 rupee note and conversely the opposite ...