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... br> As we generally felt off colour, we decided that going back to the hotel and having a swim and getting prepared for our last night with Majar, was more important. This we did and again there is the "odd" picture of a couple of well developed, mature Australian specimens exercising in an aquatic manner. It was ...
... pretty busy but once groups
had passed it was a lovely place to see and we sneakily used our
earphones on one audio guide to save costs which worked well. Aware
we may need a toilet at any time though we took our time here and
then just spent time chilling in a cafe and then back on the rooftop
again before our tuktuk to the train station that evening. Yes, our
first night train in India and Paul's gut not sure what it was
wanting to do...it was a fun ...
... big that he only left a meter either side of him between the houses and shops in the street. He raised his trunk to say good morning within a foot of our faces as he wandered past us. We were impressed. The city's main attraction was the royal palace. Inhabited by the blue bloods since Jesus played centre half forward for Jerusalem....well nearly that long. We were told the palace took more than 400 years to finish, quicker than the final construction of ...
... although it was quite modern in places it was also quite small and basic, not quite the size of Ratan Vilas in Jodhpur or the decor of Shahi Palace in Jaisalmer. We did have a view of the lake from our window which was quite a bonus. The hotel had a rooftop restaurant which had a fantastic view over lake Pichola and of the lake palace which is the iconic white building sitting in the middle of the lake as if it's floating on water. This was used in the James Bond film Octopussy, as ...
... evening sky fill with kites as all the local kids took to their rooftops to do battle with each other.
From Jaipur, we caught the train down to Udaipur, a much quieter, more relaxed Rajastani city. The city surrounds a lake, with a fairytale palace standing guard atop a hill (although impressive from the outside, the interior was much less appealing, and we agreed the 300 rupee fee for taking in cameras was a ripoff). Morning yoga on the rooftop, long lunches by ...