Hotel Utsav Niwas
Travel Blogs from Jaipur
... cheap thalis at an informal restaurant while watching a Bollywood film in Hindi
19 October - Jaipur
18 October - Jodhpur to JaipurAnother long day in the road, 324 kms, bad roads, traffic chaos and we are pleased to be here particularly when we don't know Indian driving rules on the country roads.......... Not only on country roads but also in cities, vehicles seem to drive on the incorrect side of the road and is interesting to see something coming straight at you. Even driving around ...
... archways invited me in to the comfort of one of the pool bar's large cane chairs. A waiter politely asked if I would like anything to drink. I wished I had taken some money with me. A gin and tonic would have gone down very well.
Around the pool were lie back chairs stacked with cushions and enormous thick white towels. The pool was sublime. Apart from three German tourists, there were no other guests in sight.
... in Jaipur local time. Its face is angled at 27 degrees, the latitude of Jaipur. The Hindu chhatri (small cupola) on top is used as a platform for announcing eclipses and the arrival of monsoons.
Built from local stone and marble, each instrument carries an astronomical scale, generally marked on the marble inner lining. Bronze tablets, all extraordinarily accurate, were also employed. Thoroughly restored ...
... that we had watched this show with her.
The last stop of our tour of Jaipur was a visit up to the Amber Fort. It is an incredible fort and palace - absolutely huge, perched on top of a hill and again all painted in a yellowish paint.
From this fort we had fantastic views over the Amber old town (all in yellow too), back into Jaipur and could also see the Jaipur fort on a nearby hill with the defensive walls lining every surrounding hill and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking