Hotel Tara Grand Agra
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... though I'd prob seen it before. The tuk tuk drivers don't have indicators, this lad today was sticking his hand out like a cyclist for major turns and veers. All fine and dandy in daylight probably but it was pitch dark when we were on the way back, and unless he dips his fingernail in luminous green paint, I'd say that's as much use as rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.
Anyhow, just had me dinner, and now off for a wee stroll.
... melted down by the Jāts in 1764.
Besides the lavish expenditure on the building, lakhs of rupees were spent in providing the richest of Persian silk carpets, golden lamps, and magnificent candlesticks. The total expenditure, according to native accounts, amounted to nearly 185 lakhs of rupees."
“Not the least of the wonders of this wonderful building is in its acoustic qualities. It does not respond to vulgar noises, but if a few notes be slowly and softly sung ...
... other than it's lousy lobby. When we came back from shopping I found out I can't remember my room number as the card does not have our room number written on it. Went to the receptionist at the lobby and we were sent from one table to the other again and found out we were not registered at all. My friend recalled that the girl earlier had registered us manually. So we had to re register again and got our rooms. Totally not impress with this hotel.
... on the wane.
The Hindu Connection and the End of the Empire
Meanwhile, the scene moves to a nearby Hindu state (province equivalent) called Rajasthan, where a disgruntled Hindu king is looking to shift allegiance from those rich and powerful Mughals.
The Hindu kings, as part of their deal with the powerful and formidable Mughals, provided the warriors for Mughal military campaigns. ...
... going to be leaving the hotel that afternoon, and moving to another one, this seemed like a problem. He assured me that, if we would provide him with the details of the hotel where we would be staying that evening, he would make sure they got to me. Sure enough, while we were having dinner at the restaurant at the Radisson that evening, the concierge there came and found us in the restaurant to give me my Kindle and packet of ear buds that the ITC Maurya had ...