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Oct 26, 2013 - Orchha

Orchha This morning we have to figure out if and how the taps work in the bathroom. We discover that the shower head is all plugged up. The water comes through the back of the shower head. The hot water tank in our room does work fine after we turn on the heater! Then no water at all; no toilet flushing, no water at the sink, nowhere. Fortunately after a while the water is back. We decide to wash ourselves like the local people do: we fill up a big bucket with water, pour it all over ourselves, soap ourselves, and then pour water again. It...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Orchha

This morning we breakfast back at Ramrajah restaurant but it is too hot on the roof. We sit on the terrace and savour the most delicious fruit muesli and yoghurt with hot ginger, honey and lemon tea. Our local guide Govind meets us for a tour of the palace. There are 3 palaces in the complex built in the 1500s– the King’s, Queen’s and another one that is now an upmarket hotel with only 8 rooms (we have a drink in the lobby after our tour). The complex is huge and we get wonderful views from the different levels to the river, temples and...

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Oct 25, 2013 - Khajuraho to Orchha

We eat again on the patio before setting off. We have a car as well as the jeeps this time so that Yvonne can stop if she needs to. We are grateful for the extra space for our 4 hour journey to Orchha. We observe again the uneasy co-existence of ancient and modern – combine harvesters, tractors, buses and trucks competing for space with bullocks, goats, women with giant loads on their heads, boys on bicycles, school children walking en masse, puppies sleeping in the middle of the road and men just sitting where they want. On the way we stop...

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Oct 25, 2013 - Khajuraho to Orchha

Khajuraho to Orchha Breakfast was relaxing and tasted fine. Our caravan left at about 10am with Yvonne weak and somewhat dizzy joining us in a separate car. At about 12:30pm we stopped for a peebreak. We bought some snacks: a Ritter dark chocolate with hazelnuts and chocolate chip cookies. We needed a chocolate fix! Lunch was at a maharaja's house turned into the Bundelkhand Riverside hotel. Such a beautiful old building, gardens and dining room! The food was excellent too and there was ice cream for dessert. Orchha is a small place...

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Aug 28, 2013 - 25 August - Khajaraho & Orchha

Internet again - catch up time! A very long drive day on 25 August (13 hours) - apparently it usually takes 16 hrs, so a record! It was only 362kms too! We left Varanasi at 5am and drove through the usual rice paddies plus lots of small villages where the locals waved to us, arriving at Khajaraho and the Ken River Lodge at 6pm. Our lodge is on the banks of a river and is spectacular. Our room is huge and has a viewing platform above - it is next to the Panna Game Reserve so maybe we will see some wildlife tomorrow. On Monday 26th we...

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Mar 27, 2013 - Orchha - Happy Holi

This morning we start later in the morning to avoid many of the Holi Festival that begins very early. On Holi, people "play" with colours and the town, as we walk through, shows the signs ... bright pink powder is spread along the sides of the road ... teenagers, men and women are covered with colours ... hair, clothing ... even cows and horses have been coloured. Perhaps this is where Holi Cow comes from? Our guide and Mansi are careful to avoid any areas of town where we may get into difficulty with Holi ... but we are all adorned with...

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Feb 15, 2013 - Postscript to yesterday

Just to say Sally is looking and feeling very much better this morning. Just had a light breakfast and now going to read for a while. We're up well before everyone else - I misread my watch and thought it was 8am, when it was actually 6am. I thought it strange that it was dark! We had torrential rain and thunder and lightning all night long, but it has just started to dry up now thankfully.

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Feb 15, 2013 - Train to Orchha

Friday 15th February This morning we left Agra on the 10:30am train going to Orchha. It's quite a big station at Agra, and was quite busy. There were lots of stalls and shops selling food and drink and I bought bananas as we were expecting a late lunch. I decided to have one while we waited, and suddenly a monkey started to approach us, attracted by the smell. I quickly finished mine, but "somebody" decided to throw a piece for the monkey, and in an instant there were dozens of them around. One dashed to our bags, grabbed the rest of the...

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Mar 17, 2010 - Orchha

we were all terrified about this day, as tonight we were supposed to sleep in tents! when we arrived in the lovely resort with pool and spa and saw the tents...we were relieved! still tents, but more the ones a sultan would stay in...proper floor, air-condition, bathroom and toilet...of course the occasional bugs around, but hey...used to these ones by now! spend the whole day at the pool and went for a massage ;-) RELAXED! in the evening we went for a prayer in the raga ram temple...interesting, but not my thing ( no mum...not...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Orchha

Randy Another driving day. These days I don’t like. I think the roads are really dangerous and our second driver, Akshay, takes more chances than Honey. Amazingly, except for a very low-speed motorcycle to motorcycle bump, I haven’t seen any accidents happen. I have seen several crashed cars on the side of the road. Road rules are not followed on India roads. Thank goodness Indians are not prone to anger because if drivers drove like they do in America, there would be accidents, lawsuits, and road-rage shootings galore. At home, I would...

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Dec 5, 2008 - Orchha

Today we had breakfast and checked out of the Lalit. Or tried to check out. It took about 40 minutes for them to figure out how to get their credit card machine to work. As we We are leaving Khajuraho to travel to Orchha, a small village north that has some fairly interesting ruins. On the way to Orchha, Ashok took a detour and we stop off at a small, abandoned palace. I am fairly sure they get few tourists as it is about 2 kilometres up a bumpy dirt road but the “security guard” sure knew how to hang around to wait for a tip. It was pretty...

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Jun 24, 2008 - Orchha

From Agra I caught the train to Jhansi, mainly so that I could then get a bus to Khajuraho. I noticed however that the town of Orchha was close by and was meant to contain many impressive ruined palaces and seeing as how my train from Agra arrived quite late into Jhansi, so I would have to stay the night in the area anyway, I decided to go the extra 20km to Orchha and stay there. I came out of Jhansi train station and almost started a fight between the rickshaw drivers. One guy approached me first and I agreed to go with him but then...

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