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Old 15th April 2008, 21:51   #331
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Beautiful pics!
Sam..just wondering.. what are those 'matkas'/pots doing on the roof,in one of those pics? Is it just decoration?
Love the setting where you both had dinner. Looks so inviting.
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Awesome pics & great narration as usual guys & boss the Neemrana fort looks like a great place, I have been to Udaipur\Jaipur & few surrounding forts but this looks very different.

TheCouple®: Keep it coming

@nitin: The pots are kept for cooling the rooms something like a false ceiling
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Awesome stuff!!! I have been neglecting the forum, since the last few days have been quite hectic at work. Had some time today and decided to check what's happening... lo behold, spent almost the entire day hoodwinking my boss and reading this thread, its so bloody addictive!

It's been almost 13 years since I visited Rajasthan, but that place still remains fresh in my mind. I'm a self confessed history buff and Rajasthan has so much to offer that I came back with a promise to visit it again soon. Needless to say, that 'soon' hasn't happened yet... but thanks to TheCouple®'s Neemrana travelogue, my yearning has been aroused once again. My next holiday destination is fixed.

Sam, you have a fine eye for photography. Some of the shots are really well composed. I'm guessing, just like writing, this also comes naturally to you. Or has the Old Man given you some tips?

Waiting with bated breath for more.

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Sam, you have a fine eye for photography. Some of the shots are really well composed. I'm guessing, just like writing, this also comes naturally to you. Or has the Old Man given you some tips?
Thank you. The Old man helps when he can. My own old man is a photographer.
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Hi Sam - As usual a very imprerssive work !!. Keep them coming !
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The price for each room/mahal is different. Some as low as 2000/- a night, some as high as 17000/- a night.
wow! thats not expensive. I was expecting a BOMB (a big one)

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You could choose to stay in the servants quarters, or the chief of staff's residence or even the Queen's bedroom.
I dont mind choosing the servant quarters for 2000/- a night.

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I find the recreation room. Soon I get Jenny, come on let me show you something. She has never seen a carrom-board before, just as I expected.
Was ist das??
Carrom. Let me show you how it is played.

We play a game of carrom and she learns pretty quick.
I have seen a shop that sells Carrom boards in Germany. I think it was either Frankfurt or Nuremberg.
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wow! thats not expensive. I was expecting a BOMB (a big one)
Being in the middle of nowhere, you have to eat at the hotel. Each meal is about 500 bucks not including alcohol, they are buffets not a la carte. As I just PMed a friend.
Also wines, champagnes, massages are terribly expensive. But we decided to splurge.
So one must be careful on that front.

But yes, our room was one of the best rooms there in terms of beauty and value. I took trouble choosing it
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Being in the middle of nowhere, you have to eat at the hotel. Each meal is about 500 bucks not including alcohol, they are buffets not a la carte. Also wines, champagnes, massages are terribly expensive. our room was one of the best rooms there in terms of beauty and value.
add to this the trouble and cost of getting there.
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Sam & Jenny,

That stepwell is AMAZING!!!! How old is it ?
It looks like it could be part of an indiana jones movie.

Keep it coming!
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R

ps - Love the picture of the fort from a distance.
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What can I say after all this???
Someone please??????? Hire me some good words as my fingers have just gone ........ blank!

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That stepwell is AMAZING!!!! How old is it ?
While we were told it was over 400 years old, I suspect it was built along with the fort, almost 6 centuries ago.
It has remained silent since. We were the ONLY tourists present there on that day, there is no gate, no security nothing.

The local villagers use this (sadly) as suicide point. The only development the village panchayat managed to do was build a small safety fence/border around the edge as you can see from the pictures.
It saddens me that there is yet another part of Indian history lying in desolation while the government is busy trying to rip off foreigners that come to see the Taj.

It was stunning indeed. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Somehow I suspect, the next day's story will be something that all Team-BHPians will enjoy immensely.


YetiBlog® 29th March 2008:

The road back to Delhi is a 2 lane tar highway. Smooth, but narrow. It is covered with brightly coloured trucks, bullock carts, camel carts, triple seat scooters and what-not.
Not unruly, but as less orderly as one can get under the circumstances.

TheOne® looks scrubbed, fresh, happy and tanned from her holiday in Neemrana.
Sam..
Yes, schatz?
I want to drive.

Silence. I'm looking at the road, thinking (When she could have driven to Pune on that huge expressway, she said no.) Still, I want to show her my country in a way that no regular tourist would see. She should drive. Nothing will happen. She has driven RHD cars in South Africa before for almost a year, so I'm not worried.

Umm, are you sure?
Yes I'm sure. I want to drive, I feel like it. Besides I know you hate driving anyway.


I stop and she takes over. What ensues is a fun filled roller coaster ride for her.

I leave the tale here, because I would really like her to recount to you her fresh (and hilarious, if I may add) viewpoint of North Indian highway traffic.

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Somehow I suspect, the next day's story will be something that all Team-BHPians will enjoy immensely

I stop and she takes over. What ensues is a fun filled roller coaster ride for her.
You let a "spoiled by Autobahns" German drive in the thick of Indian traffic? Funnier still she wanted to? I guess there was something in the water at that resort. you guys did not happen to drink from that well did ya?

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You let a "spoiled by Autobahns" German drive in the thick of Indian traffic?
She'd be at home, overtake the slow moving traffic which sit on the righr hand side of the road. Instead of flashing lights, honk!
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You let a "spoiled by Autobahns" German drive in the thick of Indian traffic? Funnier still she wanted to? I guess there was something in the water at that resort. you guys did not happen to drink from that well did ya?
No no, there was nothing in our water.

I just enjoy driving (unlike Sam) and observing the traffic for almost a week I felt I can do it. In the end, it wasn't as easy as I thought but hey, we came back in one piece!

I will give you the full story asap!
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