Kumbhal Castle Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kumbhalgarh
... the spectacle. Oh my gosh, the Jain Adinatha Temple in Ranakpur was unbelievable. I have seen a few videos, but in person it is just breathtaking. We could not access the holiest parts of the temple but either way, this place is beyond impressive. I felt like Indiana Jones uncovering treasure, magic, and mysteries of ancient times. There are 1,444 fully engraved columns rising three stories high. One column is intentionally left crooked so that the ...
... Mahindra for lunch which is 4 kms away from Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Good memories, inspiring structure and we had a lot to talk over dinner about this excursion to our friends who decided to relax at Maharanibagh and did not join us.
We were back to resort by 2:30 pm and had lunch. After heavy lunch and active excursion, we relaxed in the evening. In the evening we went to Ranakpur temple and were back to Maharanibagh at dinner time.
... guide was 10 year old Seerwan, an engaging little chap who attached himself to us as we crossed the road to the lake. In the end we had to show him the crocodile, and the frogs, and the birds but he could make an excellent professional guide someday.
When we left him, I gave him 10 rupees as a thank you but it seemed 10 rupees wasn't enough! I pointed out that we didn't ask him to guide us, he forced himself upon us. And he behaved like any 10 year old ...
... trip on offer was to Wicklow.
So after a quick check in, I walked back the 2km to Ranakpur's Jain temples - the largest and most intricate that I've seen to date and got talking to a Canadian Jain convert. Jainism wouldn't be my cuppa now, as he explained that even eating potatoes is a no no for a pure Jainist as the uprooting of a tuber based vegetable from the earth would cause it hurt and ...
... honked and made all sorts of crazy gestures to the driver. The driver then pulled over, thinking he had a flat tire or something. Ajay just drove off, giggling. So did I. Chad always says they haven’t seen the “Crying Indian” commercial of his childhood (neither have I). I tell him that takes on a whole different meaning here. He doesn’t listen. Oh one more thing about Ajay: he constantly says “incredible India” when we see amazing things, ...
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