The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa
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... opulent location which is a legacy from bygone days. The royals in all of the states and provinces, serve no functional purpose. They are (surprisingly) wealthy and reap benefits from business etc interests while many people live in abject poverty. This is something I find quite abhorrent. I question our guide about ...
... with the
paint still being used up before later when just water is used to
clean each other and the streets. Well, we hung outside and watched
the locals dance (Paul got dragged up for a minute, I respectfully
but strongly refused with only men dancing) and then we
showered...and showered..and showered until eventually most of the
paint was off of us. Rather than venturing out again, we listened
from the roof top to the drums, bells and songs into the ...
... may ask "how did you know that?" You'll think we're pulling your leg but almost every restaurant had a large neon sign lighting the street advertising a roof top restaurant with the night's entertainment being the James Bond movie....every night! Mr. Billoo picked us up form the bus stop at 4.15am as we struggled to get out of the bus with people sleeping in the aisles. Politeness put aside, we dragged out our heavy bags and jumped in his car. Before we ...
... for miles until we hit the parts of it by the water, which was more like what we had been expecting. The impression we had in our heads was that it would be a beautiful chilled place by a lake, it wasn't turning out quite how we pictured it. By the time we got to our hotel Jaiwana Haveli the roads had become very narrow and jammed with traffic. The hotel looked very nice from the outside, we paid Ganesh his money and thanked him for getting us to Udaipur safely. He was a lovely man ...
... the protagonist in the book Shantaram, got up to his dodgy dealings.
The following day we had a flight to catch from Mumbai to Jaipur. We shared the feeling that we had not spent enough time in Mumbai, so we agreed to return on our way back South.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is a dirty, noisy city, lacking footpaths or paving on many of its streets. The traffic noise is an assault on the ears, as everyone drives about leaning on the horn. That ...