Hotel Utsav Niwas
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... she wanted to make me a small meal of chapati, spinach and rice, in exchange for my Kameez! That didn't happen.
Driving back to Jaipur, Totoram pulled over at the side of the highway, so we could watch a group of ladies dancing in preparation of an upcoming wedding. They also had a band playing horns for them. Well, one of the ladies noticed us sitting and watching them, so she came over and invited Irma and I to join in ...
... watched the 120 painted and decorated elephants of Jaipur walk tourists up and down to the fort entrance, it's quite steep, we wouldn't ask the granny's to give it a try! We had coffee and cakes In the shade as Push continued his tales.
As we walked back down he asked us did we like snakes, the eek expression on Miriam's face said NO but Clíona wasnt so hesitant...around the corner was a Cobra! Musicians played and the cobra "danced" to ...
... the world's largest sun-dial. It was scorching, so it was easy to prove that the sun-dial works. From 1pm, we had the pleasure of being driven around, in a tuk-tuk, by Anil - a friend of the hotel. We went up into the hills to see the Amber Fort (very grand, lots of school kids, even on a Sunday - and we were subject to lots of requests to have our photos taken). Then to Nagargarh (Tiger Fort) nearby, for a sunset view of Jaipur. However, this particular Fort ...
... into our room and I could have stayed there a month. I headed into the bathroom and found both a tub and shower. The tub was spotless, so I filled it up. As it was filling, I noticed a jar of bath salts and poured them in. Heaven! It smelled of roses. I must have been in there a half an hour.
There was a tour of the hotel which was originally built in 1835 as a hunting lodge and was expanded in 1925, then converted ...
... saying no tipping please but we were wrong as it was followed by a very disapproving look, to say we moved away swiftly would be an understatement. We still haven’t quite got the gist of tipping as we have no idea what is a lot to some Indians and what is pitiful to others. After having walked around the fort with our tour guide who explained the history, we set off to have a look at the Jal Mahal which means water palace, this palace was built by ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking