Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Povestiri din Rajahstan 33. Cazare in Bundi / Stories of Rajahsthan 33. Accommodation in Bundi

What I liked most in Bundi Haveli were the little inner courtyards where you may sit and seep a tea or coffee and read a newspaper. Well choosen objects and paintings adorned the walls on the halls, and in the room. A nice gokhra offered a space for leisure and street observation.

In the morning, everything was ready for the tourists. One of the neighbours asked the man if he knows how to prepare a certain omelette and he responded with dignity: "I have a cook certificate from the special course in Jaipur"! The manager of the hotel was a British lady.

But what I really admired was the perspective from the roof-top restaurant toward the little artificial lake Nawal Sagar, and toward the Taragarh fort and the Bundi Palace.

Ca si in Jaisalmer sau Jodhpur si in Bundi am stat intr-o cladire de tip haveli, la poalele fortului si a palatului. Hotelul se numea chiar asa, Bundi Haveli.
Ce mi-a placurt aici au fost micutele curti interioare si spatiul din fata camerelor, frumos aranjat. Un loc in care sa te simti bine. Un personal atent si eficient si o managera...englezoaica. Obiecte decorative, atent alese, impodobeau spaiile comune.
 la receptie, puteai bea un ceai sau o cafea si citi ziarul
 coridor interior, in stil indian
Camera, in stil traditional, cu o gokhra generoasa, care te lasa sa privesti strada, avea toate dotarile moderne necesare.
 gokhra, pentru leneveala
parte din baie
Ce mi-a placut insa cel mai mult a fost, desigur, privelistea spre fort si palat, dar si spre micul lac artificial Nawal Sagar.
 Nawal Sagar
 Fortul Taragarh
Palatul din Bundi
Aici, dimineata totul a fost pregatit la timp pentru micul dejun. La intrebarea unor vecini de masa daca stiu prepara o omleta de nu stiu ce fel, omul a raspuns cu demnitate: " am certificat de bucatar de la cursul special din Jaipur"!

37 comments:

Victor Mihiş said...

da, se pare că într-adevăr a fost un loc plăcut de popas...
şoimule, ţi-am mai spus că tu ne împărtăşeşti atâtea poze şi locuri, de parc-ai fi stat pe-acolo un an, nu o săptămână?
spor
salutări din Baia Mare

Traveling Hawk said...

Da, mi-ai mai spus, Victor. Ce sa fac daca am peste 6000 de poze din calatoria asta, nu le pot tine doar pentru mine, nu ?!

O raza de soare de la Timisoara, sa va aduca primavara mai repede :)

VertAnge said...

Ne bucuram, nu ne plangem, de numarul mare de fotografii. :)

Beatriz said...

I too like this kind of patios, also find it fascinating architecture so full of symbols.
Greetings from Barcelona

joo said...

Another great place to stay! I love the patio:)

Traveling Hawk said...

Mai sunt cateva de aratat, VertAnge :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Beatriz! Please come again, if you like.

I love Barcelona and I will write about it too :)

Traveling Hawk said...

The gokhra, under the windows was a great place but we had only half a day in Bundi, as in the majority of the places we visited. Almost all the places were we stayed have been great but not expensive.

Rizalenio said...

To sit and seep a tea or coffee and read a newspaper are some of my favorite things to do when I'm out of town. And if you're surrounded by well chosen objects and paintings, that's a major factor of rating a hotel for me.

The third to the last photo looks like Great Wall of China.

I love looking at your photos, my friend. I've travelled India for many months now because of you.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place. I love the view in the last photo.

pharaonx said...

dupa 2 saptamini de excursie - parca - zeci de locuri vizitate, si 6000 de poze pe mine ma mira ca reusesti totusi sa ai o ordine, astfel incat sa mai si tii minte despre ce sa scrii sau despre ce sa te mai documentezi. asta da tinere de minte - mai ales ca tii minte si unele replici ale unor oameni pa care i-ai vazut doar o singura data. si stau si ma intreb cite amintiri ti-au mai ramas, dar pe care nu ai apucat sa le prinzi in poza. eu cred ca undeva pe la poza 2000 m-as fi pierdut - ar fi fost totul un talmes balmes.
oricum una peste alta, povestiri frumoase, si poze fabuloase.

Hanjié said...

The pics of Fort Taragarh look like the great wall in China. What is gokhra?

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Rizalenio, for the comment! Those factors are important for me too when I choose a hotel. This time, the hotels have been picked up by the travel agency, so they did a great job!

Traveling Hawk said...

The view from the roof top was very nice indeed, Randy, especially toward the sunset.

Traveling Hawk said...

Ei, nu cred ca te-ai fi pierdut, pharaonx. Tin un jurnal al calatoriei, iar documentarea este si ea pastrata bine, asa ca nu e chiar dificil...In rest, ma mai ajuta inca memoria...

Multumesc pentru aprecieri!

Traveling Hawk said...

Hanjie, a gokhra is a space under the window, especially made for leisure, with a lot of pillows. It was intended for women, who didn't have so much liberty and spent their days looking on the window, between jhalis, some beautifully carved screens. To see but not to be seen...

VP said...

Fort Taragarh! That's a legend...

magda said...

Very nice place and hotel !!!!
Thank you for this beautiful trip !!!
Warm regards
Magda


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alicee said...

Interesant hotelul! Cel mai mult imi place locul acela pentru leneveala la fereastra! :)

Traveling Hawk said...

VP, I was not up to the fort. We visited only the palace because we have been warned that the monkeys there are not so friendly. Even at the palace one of them wanted to atack me.

Traveling Hawk said...

Magda, I know what to do but if I make a click on the small triangle appears again "select language". It worked before, because I read the other posts.

I use Mozilla.

Doug Hickok said...

Such beautiful surroundings, beautifully depicted in your images.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Doug!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

A comprehensive and variety post full of interest. The courtyard seems a nice place to relax.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it is, J_on_tour! Thanks for the comment.

Have a nice weekend!

Rizalenio said...

Oh Wow! You found the best travel agency because they selected the best accommodation for you, my friend.

Happy weekend. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

I do not know if it was the best but it was a good one :)

I was not at home the last 2 days and I had not my laptop with me. I saw at TV and heard you had a tsunami alert in Philippine. Is everything OK? I hope so!

ruma said...

I deeply thank for your warm heart and thoughts...

From Japan, ruma

Traveling Hawk said...

You are welcome, Ruma! Don't mention it!

Rizalenio said...

Thank you very much for your concern, my friend. I really appreciate it.

Thank God our country was spared from Tsunami. All tsunami alerts are now lifted here in the Philippines.

Last Friday, every one was so worried and crying watching the news about JAPAN and the possible tsunami that might hit our country. It was the worst feeling.

Thanks again, my friend. Let's all pray hard and be safe.

Traveling Hawk said...

You are welcome, Rizalenio!It's normal to be concerned about people, even if you know them only virtual.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

fabulous photos. just gorgeous.

cartim said...

As fi fost curios sa stiu cum e mancarea in India. Din cate mi s-a spus e iute si dulce :P
Hotelurile mie mi se par frumoase si curate si ce imi place e ca sunt foarte multe flori si verdeata.

Te invidiez in mod pozitiv :P :P

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Julie Scottsdale!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

How amazing structure of the past can be !

Traveling Hawk said...

Cartim, iti datorez un raspuns. El n-o sa te "lumineze" insa pentru simplul motiv ca noi suntem niste turisti atipici. Fiind in varsta, suntem conditionati si de un anumit regim alimentar, dictat de bolile din dotare. In consecinta, dupa ce am studiat cele scrise pe net de diversi, am decis ca trebuie sa avem mare grija cu mancarea in India, mai ales ca ne deplasam continuu.

Nu am facut nici un vaccin inainte de apleca si am plecat, fiecare, cu punguta sa de medicamente, la care am adaugat Furazolidon si Imodium, obligatorii de luat cu tine cand calatoresti in asemenea tari.

Dimineata - micul dejun la hotel, inclus in pret, prozaic si repetabil: paine prajita, unt, gem, si, uneori, un ou fiert, cafea (proasta) sau ceai.

In timpul zilei, pana pe la 13-14 eram in masina si,cand ajungeam la destinatie mergeam direct la obiective, asa ca nu era timp de mancare. In consecinta, mancam in masina biscuiti (de acasa) si banane (de acolo, din piete).

Seara, la cina, am incercat de doua ori mancare indiana: paste - foarte condimentate dar bune, piza (sotul meu) fiindca era ceva neutru, care nu putea face rau, apoi pui tandoori cu orez, din nou ceva safe. Am mai mancat roti si paan cu usturoi, un fel de paine mai uscata, fara miez (1) si un fel de clatite (2). Apoi, in Chittorgarh, Bhawar, care lua intotdeauna micul dejun pe traseu, a insistat sa gustam "kachori", specific locului. Era un aluat din faina de porumb, care avea in centru niste legume - tot condimentate - si apoi, dupa ce era impaturit, era prajit in ulei. Foarte bune. Atat! In rest, salam si branza topita de acasa + paine pentru prajit, cumparata acolo, in pachete sigilate. Altfel de paine nu era. Nu am avut nici o problema de sanatate :)

cartim said...

Este okay , multumesc de raspuns. Mi-a placut formularea deosebit de amuzanta :P Aia cu "Bolile din dotare" e superba :P