17th January, 1936
Arrived at Abu Road station and transferred to a motor car for a drive 18 miles up the mountain side rising to an elevation of 4,500 feet. The road was wider and better than in Ceylon and up to Darjeeling and, although there was a tremendous drop on one side we did not get the thrills previously encountered. The scenery was beautiful. The Rajputana Hotel, although good, did not just meet our requirements. The sanitary and bathing arrangements were primitive and a big log fire in our bedrooms made our eyes smart so we arranged to shorten our stay by one night.