|We pull into Chittorgarh after driving from
the resort town of Udaipur. The accomodations are quite different. On
our first pass through town, we miss the hotel that we'd like to stay
at. We stumble across the biggest and best hotel in town. It is hosting
a wedding, so there are no rooms, but we have a great lunch, and our
eager waiter lets us ride the wedding horse. (Indian grooms draped in
marigolds and turbans trot to the nuptual fire to meet their betrothed.)
|Julie and I both take a turn at riding the
horse around the grounds, then Julie snaps a photo. This might be my
first time on a horse. At least I can't remember another time. You can
tell by the hooked ears that the horse is one of the famous Rajput breed
-- they are indigenous to Rajasthan, and carried Rajput warriors into
|I really dig the highway mileposts. Maybe it
is the exotic city names. Maybe its the way they fill in the gaps left
by bad maps and road signs in Hindi. Here I am, 81 km past Chittorgarh
on our way to Bundi.
|Lastly, I have a bit of
corporate poetry that really made my day. This is from the menu where we
had our delightful lunch in Chittorgarh:
A Land Mark in Vegetarian Hotels
God created vegetation on the Paradise of
this lofty Earth with Heavenly Adam and Beautiest Eve-
So we strive to serve vegetarian food to all for
Good health, happy and blooming faces.
Thank you for your visit to Padmini Restaurant -
We heartily WELCOME YOU!
We endeavor to serve you best. However, in case you find any
inconvenience, Please do not hesitate to contact the duty manager for any advice or assistance.
With hearty thanks and warm regards.