This garden courtyard was on the first floor — above ground level. In the U.S., we’d say it was on the second floor.
Prem and I stopped at the restaurant below for a cold drink. Prices were so steep that we passed. We ended up having lunch down the street, where I paid less for lunch for the two of us than one beer would have cost here.
Our lunch was so good, we returned to the same restaurant for dinner, which was a stone’s throw from the Jagdish temple. They had Italian food and people in the kitchen who knew how to make it. At this point in the trip, I was ready for something other than Indian food. Sacreligious, I know!
I treated Prem to the first pizza he had ever tasted. It was a vegetarian restaurant and so is Prem, so there was no conflict. The four-cheese pizza was so tasty! Prem was skeptical at first but ended up liking it.