Flying into Delhi airport at 0630 hours from the UK with the choice of either a 7 hour wait for the next flight to Jaipur or getting involved with the Imperial Hotel overnight and it’s wonderful spa. Lemme think about that…are you with me? Since forever a fan of instant gratification I took the obvious path. September is still monsoon and the prices are off season so all very agreeable (kind of). The relief of walking into the jasmine scented cool 5 star luxury surroundings after the wall of humidity at Delhi airport plus an upgrade to a suite totally worked for me.
Trying hard not to Instagram the bejaysus out of everything I reluctantly put my iPhone away and surrendered to the massage table in the beautiful marble clad spa.
Feeling calm and rested after my night of luxury and a couple poolside hours practising my noise tolerance to crows, horns, general extreme traffic, road works, police whistles, bells, non specific shrieks, chanting and mooing, I can more or less say I’m ready for Jaipur.