Day 72 of 111. Agra to Jaipur, India
The trip from Agra to Jaipur was pretty long and tiring. We will do some traveling tomorrow in Jaipur and then fly to Mumbai to meet our ship. This trip through India has been surprising and interesting and impressive. However, we have stayed in some of the most luxurious hotels (The Oberoi Hotels) that I have ever seen. This last hotel is located on 32 acres of manicured lawns and gardens. In the center of the grounds is a Hindu temple and the peacocks, peahens, parrots and other birds inhabit the beautiful grounds. When we arrived, we were showered with flower petals and given a dot on our foreheads for prosperity and good health. We were escorted to our room and when we arrived found the word “Welcome” written in marigold petals! The bathtub and shower open up to a small private garden. We spent the evening walking the grounds and marveling at the buildings and wildlife. It will be great to get back to the ship, but I am reluctant to leave these beautiful hotels. The website for the hotel has a video showing a visit by a young couple. Everything they show happened to all of us who visited (except the native costumes worn by the couple).