Travel Blogs from Udaipur, India

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Emma's Guide to Bollywood, Udaipur, India travel blog

Emma's Guide to Bollywood

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... receive an autograph from some faceless Bollywood Superstar. For others it might mean nothing at all. But to the vast percentage of India's population, this name might as well be a prayer. Amitabh – or 'Big B’ as he’s affectionately ...

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur, Udaipur, rajasthan, India travel blog

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... pinch of salt and simmer... Aahhhh, the aromas emanating from the pot on the stove in Renu Mahta's kitchen are mouthwatering! I'm in Udaipur, where I stayed for a few days with the Mehta family as a 'Servas' member (see www.servas.com for more info ...

On the way to Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

On the way to Udaipur

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... makes quick work of the flat and we are back on our way to the Trident Hilton Udaipor, which is absolutely beautiful.  Just driving into Udaipur it is quite apparent that there is more wealth here than in any of the previous cities we've been ...

Where the mozzies love Danny, Ranakpur and Udaipur, India travel blog

Where the mozzies love Danny

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... of the large black faced monkeys which were leaping in the trees. So glad we are not buying rolls of film! Arrived in Udaipur, a couple of hours south of ranakpur, udaipur is the city where octopussy was shot, and the lake is full for the first time ...

JS, Chai-walla, Udaipur, India travel blog

JS, Chai-walla

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... , with haggling of course, I visit the Jagdish temple, and then before sunset I go for a stroll around the City Palace, Udaipur's most famous building along with the Monsoon Palace. Great sunset, lots of bats, and then yet another rooftop dinner with a ...

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... the lake - a lot. But it was time for Udaipur to release us from her gentle embrace. The rest of India was calling. The only stain on my Udaipur memory is the ass touching man that David punched in the arm. Lots of men came running out of their ...

The romantic city of Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

The romantic city of Udaipur

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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On the train going to Udaipur we met a nice Canadian girl called Heidi who by coincidence was stopping at the same hotel as us even though there were hundreds of other hotels and only 6 rooms in ours! The hotel was another family run business with really ...

Fluffy palaces and dry lakes...., Udaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Fluffy palaces and dry lakes....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... the lake is full, the lake palace hotel is only accessible by boat. For those James Bond fans, Occtopussy was filmed in Udaipur. Sunset from the mud surrounding the hotel, watching the city palace turn gold was magic - our muddy sandals and feet were ...

Udaipur, Lair of Octopussy, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Udaipur, Lair of Octopussy

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... traveling with a tour group that took public transportation for a twist. The trip was brief--soon I was walking west from the Udaipur bus station, following the sun and my compass along curved streets, buying some bananas from a cart man, and eating ...

Empty Lake, Udaipur, India travel blog

Empty Lake

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... the shops sell clothes, trinkets, and jewellery as opposed to the groceries, hardwear and machine parts found there. Udaipur is supposedly the 'most romantic city in india', I don't think I would agree with that, but it is a good place to mooch around and ...

Udaipur and the lake that wasn't there, Udaipur, India travel blog

Udaipur and the lake that wasn't there

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... you can walk around at your leisure. The palace has seen better days, however, the views at sunset were breathtaking. Kris Divali in Udaipur as Kris says was really fun. A really nice atmosphere and, for a change, there were loads of women in the ...

Tasty Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

Tasty Udaipur

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Not really a lot to say about Udaipur as a place because i was surprisingly uninspired by the place.  Surprisingly because it is advertised as the most romantic city in India, and anyway everyone we have met said that we would love it. However it ...

Palatial palaces and plenty of poo, Udaipur, India travel blog

Palatial palaces and plenty of poo

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... the narrow winding streets, eating on rooftop restaurants with amazing views of the lake and palace, and doing lots of sightseeing! Udaipur is known as Rajasthan's most romantic city - not, I'm sure, due to the open sewers, mangy roaming cows, ...

The streets of Varanasi are...very nasty, Udaipur, India travel blog

The streets of Varanasi are...very nasty

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... pain in the ass, Phil patiently nursed me back to health, and even carried both of our backpacks when we finally left for Udaipur. This city was immortalized by the James Bond movie "Octopussy", one of Roger Moore's finest performances, I'm sure. It is ...

Ah, the quiet, Mandhu, India travel blog

Ah, the quiet

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... that power cuts are common.) Next door to David are two English guys named Rick and Richard, who are on their 10th trip to India. We suspect they are a couple but we don't ask. Richard is recovering from a bout of Delhi Belly but they are still both very ...

Good Food, Bad Music and the Deal that Never Was, Udaipur, India travel blog

Good Food, Bad Music and the Deal that Never Was

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... The Natraj Dining Hall is a fifteen minute rickshaw ride from the Poonam Haveli, our hotel near the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, southern Rajasthan. Thali is the meal we're being served on a stainless steel tray. Within the tray there are seven ...

Bond, James Bond was here, Udaipur, India travel blog

Bond, James Bond was here

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... message we got from every guesthouse sign in the city when we arrived. The classically cheesy Bond film was shot in Udaipur and in other parts of India, so to maximize your experience here, it's more or less mandatory to watch it one night over dinner on ...

Goa, Goaing, Gone, Udaipur, India travel blog

Goa, Goaing, Gone

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... know how to earn a shifty shilling. Mumbai is a brief dalliance, a stopover on the ride north to the magic white castle of Udaipur and beyond. Time enough to log and blog and ponder a fortnight spent in the old Portuguese enclave of Goa, known to the ...

Diwali Eve, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Diwali Eve

A travel blog entry by beats

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Arrival at the Lake City In total contrast to Jaipur, I had a most civilised arrival into Udaipur. The train station was quiet and there was a table outside that ensured a fixed price rickshaw ride to the hotel of my choice. My choice, you mean I am ...

The Good, The Bad and The Mumbai Madness, Udaipur, Mumbai and Goa, India travel blog

The Good, The Bad and The Mumbai Madness

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... find a mechanics. They couldn't help us so we had to make it 50k to Udiapur freewheeling where we could. When we got to Udaipur Mishra sorted out a rickshaw to take us to our hotel so we said our goodbyes there. Mishra had been amazing, he never tried ...

The Lake City...Hold the Lake, Udaipur, India travel blog

The Lake City...Hold the Lake

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... . It is mesmerizing and ear-tickling instrument; I could listen to it for hours. In the early morning we went to an old part of Udaipur to do yoga. We found the yoga center - a local family's home with a rooftop yoga 'studio' - in the Lonely Planet, ...

Package tour central, Udaipur, India travel blog

Package tour central

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... pretty and the level of accommodation is exceptionally high, there is a lot of foreign tourism, and it seems like Udaipur is on the list of "must see" India cities. As a result, there is no shortage of good jobs, and most locals seem to have a ...

Udaipur in a day, Udaipur, India travel blog

Udaipur in a day

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... and the comparatively great roads would be considered in relative disrepair back home.  Turns out the undeniable difference that Udaipur exudes is a result of the area never falling under foreign control.  The Moghuls never made it this far ...

after a long haul...., Udaipur, India travel blog

after a long haul....

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... 't done much of during the trip.... shopping and drinking (well we haven't been drinking much in india..). Great shops with some really nice stuff, Udaipur attracts a bit of the package tourist market. A fairytale town (octopussy was shot here), the ...

Octopussy, Udaipur, India travel blog

Octopussy

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... is Octopussy, one of Roger Moore's least cringe-worthy outings as Britain's favourite spy, you'll probably be familiar with Udaipur and it's picturesque lakes. Nestled amid craggy hills, Udaipur is one of Rajasthan's real gems. The city is wrapped around ...

The Lake City, Udaipur, India travel blog

The Lake City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... for the 1981 James Bond movie, Octopussy.  The film is still shown every evening at the various cafes and guest houses.  Udaipur is most famous for its two island palaces that appear to be floating on the lake.   Both palaces have been ...

A noisy awakening and are we nearly there yet?, Udaipur, India travel blog

A noisy awakening and are we nearly there yet?

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... We were told the journey would take 5 hours but it was more like 8 hours. We're getting used to 'Indian time'! We arrived in Udaipur, the city of lakes and was lucky to have a fantastic view of Lake Piccallo from out hotel room. We went for a quick walk ...

Udaipur - Magical lake, reggae reggae, Udaipur, India travel blog

Udaipur - Magical lake, reggae reggae

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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Feeling much better this morning we went for a walk around the palace grounds. As we entered the front of the grounds we could see hundreds of chairs being set up in front of a huge stage and lots of people running around looking very busy, there were ...

Happy Diwali!, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Happy Diwali!

A travel blog entry by beats

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... an Indian who hasn't wanted to sell something to me, but I have had a number of enjoyable and interesting conversations about India, its culture and beliefs and religions with Raju, the father of the family who owns The Nukkad. Within minutes of me ...

Dinner at the City Palace, Udaipur, India travel blog

Dinner at the City Palace

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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After a moderately comfortable (but cold) ride to Udaipur on the sleeper bus we arrived early for a change and almost didn't get off the bus. Luckily the conductor knew where we were going and told us we had arrived. We jumped in a rickshaw to our ...

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