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... br> Mewar Festival or Gangaur
The festival of Gangaur or Mewar is celebrated to welcome spring and it is significant for Rajasthani woman- who in their best festival dress carry the image of Isar or Gangaur through the city till Gangaur ghat of Lake Pichola. The procession is accompanied by traditional songs, dance and fascinating fireworks.
Teej is celebrated for welcoming monsoon in the months of July and August. ...
I then had my foot painted with heena, I chose the most natural made one as heard the black dye can scar your skin and affect your skin if you are to dye your hair (not that I dye my hair) but either way I want something pretty on my foot that will last a few weeks not scar for life haha. Each design the guys do are totally individual and cant do the same design twice!
After we enjoyed a boat ...
... have fabulous forts - all that's here is a palace and a lake and a beautiful view. Then I got it. Udaipur is an artists' town - around every corner there is a little shop with men sitting lotus style working on what the town is renowned for - miniatures painted onto paper or silk. A tour around the palace reveals the origins of this art form, going back several centuries via the direct bloodline of the ruling Maharanas of the Singh dynasty. The palace is a good way ...
... also spend a lot of time admiring the wildlife (cows, monkeys, dogs) as you walk around. We visited a local art studio where they specialize in intricate, tiny paintings. The men there were kind enough to paint tiny images on our finger nails.
Udaipur is centered around a large and serene manmade lake. You can find many temples discretely settled on the waters edge, surrounded by large trees. Women and men wash their clothes ...
... a lead, please.
In India, cows just get on with it. This cow gave birth to this calf who is a mere 20 minutes old in this photo in the middle of the street as backpackers, locals and stray dogs looked on. The dogs couldn't have given a flying ****. Neither could the cow or calf. In fact, the foreigners were probably the most excited as we made the tiny newborn the latest star of Facebook.