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COCKERMOUTH TRAVEL Amazing India... part 2


After a fantastic two days in Jodhpur, we set off to drive to Bikaner in the heart of the Thar Desert for an overnight stay at the magnificent Narendra Bhawan, a stunning property that was home to the Maharajah of Bikaner. For anyone interested in interior design, Google this hotel. The public areas and rooms are stunning, probably the most beautiful I visited on the whole trip. After a long but interesting drive and the best people-watching ever, we arrived at the hotel where we were serenaded by a bugler. I’m guessing he’s not popular with the neighbours! Then it was in to 4x4 jeeps, for a safari into the desert to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes.


Next morning, we set off to Jaipur via a visit to Bikaner Fort, where we walked straight into a celebration of World Tourist Day! Indian bagpipes and drums were played, and we were all given garlands of local flowers. Then, decorated camels arrived along with press photographers who took pictures of us with dignitaries and a local gentleman with a moustache so long he kept it in a hair net. Within seconds, we were given the spectacle of him unravelling his moustache, passing it along us on both sides, until it was fully extended to around 6 metres long. Interesting but weird!


Then, back to our road trip to Jaipur and more people-watching, crops being picked by ladies


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wearing brightly-coloured saris’, markets with fantastic displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, colourful very overloaded lorries carrying everything from livestock, sacks, crops - some with people balanced on top. Camels, donkeys, water buffalo all pulling carts, motorbikes carrying up to five people and their shopping.


Our last full day in India was in Jaipur, so we crammed a lot in with visits to the stunning Pink Palace, the Astronomical Gardens which were built in 1734 and have huge sundials and pillars, all accurate to the second. Next was a visit to Amber Fort a huge hilltop, pink sandstone building, with lots of Moghul minarets, pillars, courtyards and gardens.


All in all, India was spectacular! Yes, they often drive the wrong way down a dual carriage way, and you are constantly swerving to avoid a cow, pig, or water buffalo but it’s all part of the fun! The food was fantastic and if Indian food isn’t to your taste, all the hotels will serve western food and ‘Delhi Belly’ seems to have been flushed away with much improved health and hygiene!


One hotel I forgot to mention in the last edition, was Mihir Garth, a special place and a favourite destination for Madonna. It was exquisite, each room individually decorated, some with a private plunge pool – a great place for a special occasion, or honeymoon.


Paul Cusack, Cockermouth Travel ISSUE 437 | 21 NOVEMBER 2019 | 34


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