As I drove into the famous City Palace area in Jaipur on an unusually crowded Sunday morning, I was taken aback by a bright red bus that was turning the heads of all, locals and tourists alike. The bus was most unique in its structure, it seemed like a fire-truck, a city-tour bus but also like a sleeper bus. Intrigued, I went ahead to explore the bus for myself, confident that I was going to be face to face with the next big concept in travelling!
Rotels: Rolling Hotels
Concept hotels and capsule hotels are the ongoing craze all over the world. These concept-stays attract enthusiastic travellers who would rather experience a town in all its authenticity than waste time in plush 5-star hotels that cocoon you in the same ambience no matter where you go. The German Das Rollende company that was spotted in Jaipur is definitely a step ahead with its Rotels as it has not just taken the concept of capsule hotels a step ahead, but has incorporated trips that don't just take you across a city, but across countries. Rotels are basically custom-made bus hotels, that have a kitchen, bathrooms and accommodate between 20-40 passengers at a time. These Rotels are especially made for long distance travels and are equipped to cross a variety of terrains, from mountains to marsh-lands. Just imagine making a bus your home for weeks, and waking up to new terrains, languages, people and sceneries every single day!
The group that I met with had been travelling for almost 4 weeks all the way from Germany, crossing Italy, Greece, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Pakistan and now, were set for a Rajasthan tour! The stories I got to hear were amazing. The group had camped in absolutely breathtaking locations each of which seemed out of a movie. From the pictures that shows the group crossing lakes, to camping in thick jungles, and roaming around the deserts of the Middle-East, it was evident that a trip on a Rotel is one that you'll never forget. What more does a traveller want than seeing sunrises and sunsets at different locations everyday? The itinerary of the group was most exciting, next up, they were to go on a road trip to Chennai and Goa, after which they would fly out back to Germany.
Apart from India, the Das Rollende also hosts road trip tours to China, Mongolia, Laos and Vietnam. So if you know how to communicate in German, and are ready to tour Asia like never before, hop on to a Rotel today! If you don't have any clue of the German language, then get to work because we've given a brilliant business right into your hands. So get set, go and get the unbeatable Rotels concept to India!
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