The party ends early and try to continue the party but then again we are flying early to the gateway of the south, Hyderabad
We arrive to one of the wealthiest ppl in the worlds "home". Still #5 on the money it list it was said that these Nizams use to use diamonds as paper weights. We are taken by horse carriage up to the palace and escorted to the room by our lovely butler shabawa or shabu shabu? Gigi is as sick as I've even seen someone so after our sundowner of melodic" whose got talent "india style evening she goes to bed early.
So by now I haven't mentioned but I got a call from my father that my grandmother (Oma) had passed away :( he asks me to try and make it to the funeral but I'm exhausted here on week 3. But family is family and I'm now in planning mode in my head.
The next morning we visit the fort of hyderabad. Poor guide kept blabbing and clapping away through the 360 steps up but I'm just not there. Somewhere between the acoustics and mosaic ed mausoleums I notice a bloody goat leg dripping from a tree branch. Ummm. Excuse me? Am I the only one noticing the drip drip drip bloody drip. "Well" Mr Guide says, " looks like someone got pregnant"........I'm still 'umming' here.
Yeah sooo, there was a termite mound under a tree ( what a concept) and they believe that the sacred cobra lives under it. So they offer it coconuts and pray to the snake for fertility. Looks like the chick got knocked up bc as a thank you note to the cobra they offered him a goat. Drip. Drip.
And now its time for a 5 course, 18 flavors meal. Got goat? No seriously, this meal was insane. I have to say after my kilos of expertise, TAJ hotels have the best Indian food. Lekker!
The minute we get back to the hotel, I figure out my options and get everything settled to leave for Holland. Relief. I take a quick tour through the petite 101 seat dining table room, jade room, billiard room, study room, and the entrance with about 6 mona lisa staring paitings. They seriously follow ur gaze like doting admirers.
We have our last dinner with our Guru Reet :( and make sure we get our 330am wake up call.
India, Thank You.
Reet, Thank You http://www.quovadis.in/
and all the hotels who hosted us...Thank You!!
Raas Ranvas - Jodhpur
Devi Ratn- Jaipur
Leela Palace- Dehli
TAJ Falaknuma Hyderabad
Will be back soon, visa expires end on April ;)