Kumbhal Castle Hotel
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... we were back ‘on the property’ for breakfast by 8.
At breakfast we met another intern, Isabelle from the US via Scotland. We were mistaken when we thought that the interns were doing a course in hospitality or tourism - both Isabelle and Fred were there ‘just for the experience’. I later found out that Fred was in his gap year after Eton, and was going back to do Theology (!). We finally had fruit for breakfast today - after ...
As we were being shown our rooms, this rather distinguished gentleman with a dignified bearing greeted us and introduced himself as Rana, a representative of the Royal family. He gave us a quick history of the place and informed us that people visit Narlai for two reasons - its ancient 5th century stepwell and the Shiva temple up on the mountain. We did not know this as it was just an overnight stop for us between Jodhpur and ...
... good for our Rs50. Ranakpur is one of very few Jaian temples. The Jaian faith has around 2 million followers in India, and is more extreme than your average Hindu. No food or clothing that is derived from anything living can be consumed, and all animals have an equal right to life. Reincarnation is a significant part of their beliefs with spirits coming from lower animals to humans and ultimately to ascend to 'god-like' status. So off came the belts, ...
... we can find some cake and a birthday candle in the final day or two with him, as his 25th birthday is a week and a half away. It would be nice for Eric and I to throw the next party for him, though this one will probably be in our hotel room again too. Aside from bonding with Ranjit, I feel we also bonded more with India. We took the car booking agent's advice, coupled with Ranjit's suggestion, and instead of traveling straight to Jodhpur for a two-night ...
We learnt that there was supposed to be light and sound show in the evening. Since we wanted to reach resort in the day light due to lonely and steep roads towards Ranakpur, we decided to miss it. But I guess, it must have been interesting.
When you visit Kumbhalgarh, keep some food with you. The food available in the campus is not upto the mark and your walking efforts will definitely make you hungry. You can ...