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... going. Within minutes I was being fed again.
Some five hours later we completed the 90 km journey to Chittorgarh. Getting off the train was a struggle. Even before the train stopped masses of people were piling in through the doors and the windows, trying to get a seat. All the elderly, disabled and young, plus myself were just brushed aside in the charge. Eventually I was out and made my way to the Pratap Palace Hotel. Here they gave me a ...
... room is paneled and has wild animal heads all around it. The peacocks and other animals outside the gate is a nice touch. The current Maharajah lives in the other part of the building. The hotel grounds are set up for a wedding tonight. That should be a treat to watch. On to Udaipur tomorrow for a couple of days and then a flight to Mumbai for the end of the tour. This country is fascinating and all about contrasts particularly between ...
... farther away). All good. Then a pleasant wander round said lake before hitting an internet cafe.
Some dinner later and anothe day to kill in Bundi tommorow before an early train on Fri to the massive fort at Chittorgah.
All good, campers.
PS, quick question - if the cow is such a sacred animal in India why do they let them eat the street refuse, plastic and rubbish and other detrius? Incredible India.
Initially we missed the train stop to Bundi from Udaipur so we had an unexpected visit to a near by town called Kota. Kota was rather dirty and busy and this is where lucky lucy had her boob groped by an old man who wanted a photo taken with her! (I stood on stunned at the sight before me!)
Bundi is a sleepy slow-paced town. There were few travelers and locals - we were probably more out numbered by ...
... the two children. By now we have gotten used to the usual Indian custom of using lots of eye liner on their children (boys as well as girls). This kind of beautification appears to us quite wild and a little scary. But the Indians follow the logic: you can never start early enough to use make-up but the real reason behind the eye liner is for protection of the child. When the child has the make-up on then the evil spirits cannot attack them. Ok…so be it! Many ...