Maharajah means “Great King” in Sanskrit. Palaces of former Maharajahs have become ‘Heritage Hotels’ in some cases. This one is the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and I think it has much more personality than the local Marriott. The gardens are spectacular. There’s a palm reader on site. And I don’t think you’ll find fancier guards anywhere else.
Fabulous “hotel” garden. I presume you are headed toward the Taj. I am green with envy.
Yes! We just saw the Taj at sunrise this morning. Pictures to be uploaded and posted soon…Thanks for following the trip.
Is it true that there is no such dish/sauce known generically as “curry” in India? There are many ways to cook veggies and things in family recipies that may have various ingredients which people outside of India might associate with “curry”, but if you asked someone in India for a dish of “curry with rice,” for instance, they would either have no idea what you were talking about or think of it as a foreign fabrication. I may have misunderstood this, so I’d like your insight since you can ask around. And more pictures of cows wandering around various urban settings, please.
I have not seen anything called ‘curry’ here in India, and I have seen many a menu and eaten nothing but Indian food here, so I think you’re correct. There are lots of saucy things that would be called curry in the West but are called things like masala and cholle and such.
Okay, I’ll shoot more pictures of cows in urban settings and post them. Actually on my hit list of pictures to take are the camels being driven down the highway. They carry wheat and bags of potatoes, and bricks and cement. They fold themselves up when they’re parked. They’re awesome, but hard to shoot as many of these pictures are being taken from a moving vehicle and they’re quite tall when walking.