The Raj Palace Grand Heritage Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... the elephants when they are in the water because they act very natural and can be playful in the water. I can see the danger but it was still amazing, the water was freezing except for the odd warm patch that you didn't want to think about in case it was pee. Sat on the elephants and gave them a good scrub; went in deeper and sat on another one the keepers shouted some elephant language to him and he rolled us off into the water! - cheeeeky ;)
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... we wanted to just wash off all the paint which at this point looked a brown mess from all the colours mixing.. It took me two hours to wash off all the paint from me as well my clothes/small bag. Even items I didn't take out with me were covered somehow! I still had stained skin from the paint as well as pink in my hair! We got some snacks and had thali dinner on the rooftop restaurant some people still had all their paint on ...
... the classroom and everyone seemed to go pretty quiet so I guess it worked. So I sat next to him for the rest of the lesson to see why he was acting up and it became very apparent that he knew NO English. So I will set him some easier work from now on. It's a really positive experience but its hard going and I'm finding it emotionally quite straining. Today is the first day I have really ...
... buildings and a few not at all interesting museums. Our guide wisely gave us little time to not enjoy the museums.
After the City Palace is was on to a pleasant outdoor tourist restaurant and then back to hotel, having vetoed the guide’s desire in taking us to a block printing demonstration and textile shop.
Later Tina and I ventured out on the streets of Jaipur where by good fortune we wandered down some interesting streets and found ourselves back in the old ...
... and our noses tingled with the lovely scents of spices and then the repulsive smell of human excrement and decaying bodies. It was just incredible. After a walk we visited the impressive City Palace and had a very authentic meal in a rather grotty cafe but nothing compared to just walking through the streets and observing everything the hustle and bustle around us. I think we are both rapidly falling in love with India! Em ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking