Hotel Ashish Palace
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... of our hostel, who has lived in Udaipur for his life, took us to a local festival, which was an opportunity we were lucky to get. We first went to the home of an elected female councillor in India and her husband, who is prominent in the community and had chai tea with the couple and her daughter. We then went to the festival together and the five of us were welcomed as special guests with garlands. There was a dancing camel and various performances with swords and heavy weights. So ...
It was a little sad to leave the lovely Castle Bijaipur but also exciting to be travelling on to Udaipur, the Venice of India. It really is a lovely place even though other than the large lake it is next to, I couldn't see the resemblance to Venice! With its white buildings, massive City Palace, the island Lake Palace and island Love Palace it is a romantic spot. Our afternoon, after a short orientation walk, was spent in the gorgeous City Palace. This complex is owned ...
... butter naans (the latter is a bad habit I've started and now order two per curry!). After nearly two weeks together, the group has bonded and everyone gets on - people have their different agendas, like me, but everyone is very keen to do and see as much as they can, unless there's wifi available - the killer of all face to face conversations!! As we have many second language English speakers on the tour, my speech has adapted: I'm slower, clearer and I tend to do ...
... It also appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy.
The City Palace was our focus for today's sightseeing and we had a special tour just for the group by a very knowledgeable guide. The palace was built in stages across an outcrop of rock alongside the lake - actually a reservoir. The actual palace was similar in design to many that we had seen on our trip - areas for the 'king' to meet his people, business men and ...
... could not feel the rains of the monsoons whenever she wanted. So her father builds this complex of fountains and ponds so she and her friends could feel the water like the waters of the monsoons. Talk about your basic spoiled rich brat. But the place is lovely and lush.
Next would come a tour of the Udaipur Fort. Lots of interesting architecture, views and stories kept us all engrossed. We even had a chance to see the chair famously left empty when the ...