THE MOST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

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Today we drove 4 hours, heading back towards Delhi and the end of our trip, to a town called Mandawa. We expected nothing. We had planned a one hour walk thought the town to see all the Havelis and knew we would be staying in one just a few kilometres just outside of town.

This has turned out to be a favourite accommodation and stop for photography. I love rural areas. I love seeing people going about life and Mandawa had that.

But our first surprise was pulling up to a building that looked just ok, on a street that was less than ok, only to find this most beautiful hotel. We tried to stay an extra night but it is sold out.

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The road outside.

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The inside beginning with the always welcoming and protector Ganesh

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Then I went for a little walk around the hotel.

First this guy chased me

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And at 5pm we went back to the town of Mandawa. Many Bollywood movies are filmed here. I can only imagine its beauty in its hey day about 200 years ago when trading on the Silk Road was prosperous. If only this town was restored it would be magnificent. Always the contrasts of India. The poor, the garbage, the dilapidated mixed in with the exquisite beauty of the past. But the people were working hard in their sewing shops, wood working shops, confectionary store etc....and I had a field day.

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These ladies invited me in to see their home and kitchen

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So many photos but this was truly a photographer's dream

This featured blog entry was written by curlygirl from the blog One mom, one son, one world.
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By curlygirl

Posted Wed, Feb 20, 2019 | India | Comments