Hotel City Heart
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Riverview Retreat is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Here we are cosseted and pampered; our decisions are based around such matters of moment as when to swim, what to eat and whether the massage should be Ayurvedic or Swedish. India, the real India, lies beyond the uniformed guard at the gate. On our second day, Judith ventured 'for a walk' beyond this portal.
Three hours later, when she returned, hot and breathless in the midday sun, she told of ...
... we inched our way across, athough how the chassis of our car survived the various graunchings, bangings,scrapings and slidings I shall never know. Nor was this the only such. In three more places the Kosi had run amok causing similar if rather less extensive damage.
At length we reached the Jim Corbett National Park the home of deer, wild boar, crocodiles and tigers. Here, set back from the road, lies the Riverview Retreat, a Leisure Hotels resort alongside ...
... cash to foreigners through an ATM. Sadly, as we were to find later, most rural ATMs do not dispense cash to foreign credit cards. Back in the bank, dear Paddy withdrew cash which she gave to Judith on loan, though how we would find a way to pay her back or indeed to pay for our accommodation and meals was as yet unclear.
After Paddy left us to attend an open day at the children’s convent school in Bhimtal, our driver ...
... feel immediately at home as we were led into a beautiful period room graced with pictures on the wall, objets d'art on the mantel, an old disused piano from a century ago and best of all a brightly burning wood stove in the fireplace.
All meals are individually prepared by Paddy's son, Robby; tea and real coffee (so unusual in northern India) are available at the blink of an eye. Breakfast and lunch are taken with our hostess on the ...
... coach we had to catch left Anand Vihar at 10.30, and we were supposed to have been fetched from our hotel at 9.00. Fortunately, Usha insisted that the driver picked us up at 8.30 as once at Anand Vihar, we motored back and forth for an hour. Every time the traffic ground to a halt (luckily quite often) our driver leaned out to ask for directions from any nearby motorist or pedestrian. Most gave different and confusing answers while some, like ourselves, seemed ...