Bathroom in Giri Ganga Hotel: Empty Mushroom Can to Collect Water from Leaking Geyser Pipe, Water Supply Stopped

rp_GiriGangaBathroom.jpgWe stayed for two nights in Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) run Giri Ganga Hotel at Kharapathar, Himachal Pradesh, India in the first week of April 2010. Its spacious sunny bathroom, featuring white tiles and steel and white bathroom fittings and accessories, was very clean. However, a used mushroom can, hung on one of the geyser pipes to collect water dripping from the leak right above the western commode, looked funny at first, but was very inconvenient. Every time before using the commode we had to ensure that the can was not brimming over. This short cut approach did not leave any doubts about the fact that the management, probably consisting of a bunch of lazy people, was aware of the leak.

On the last day, water supply was stopped when we returned from Giri Ganga Shrine around 11 am on the plea that water pump operator had already left. In fact, all guests had already vacated the rooms so they switched off the motor. We wanted to freshen up before checking out which was scheduled for12 noonbut there was no water. After repeated requests, a bucket of steaming hot water was supplied.

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