Travel Blogs from Udaipur
... anyway). It was under construction and there was nothing to see but the view made it worthwhile. We were starving by now so power walked down and found the one bakery in town for breakfast. Udaipur was the city where the James Bond film Octopussy was filmed and everywhere had signed advertising free movie showings in the evening, the Bakery included. When we asked however we got the excuse that it was low season and the TV was broken. Willem was tired so went for ...
... The next day we planned to visit some
Indore sights but we didn't quite make it. Movie day it was to
hopefully rest and stay out of the heat which makes things worse,
before our second night train. AC2 again but this time we had two
upper beds; ok for sleeping but not great the next morning when you
want to move about and sit rather than lie down but thankfully the
train attendant said we could use the upper and lower side as no one
was booked in ...
... ring road I'm sure. Backpack in tow, we wandered the lane ways in that direction. A short ferry ride across the lake to one of the two water locked palaces where we walked the grounds for an hour. Marble sculptures of elephants with trunks raised to the sky and manicured gardens made for a spa location which I'm sure was quite expensive. Our return ferry trip took us to the main palace. A structure that would have been better suited in Monaco. ...
... total $1300 Eaton Smart Hotel Delhi airport 5hrs IND 6458 Picked up from where we got of the Plane and helped through Imigration customs and booked into our room We arrived 5.30 am and were through customs and at the hotel by 7am Our Jet Airways flight to Udaipur leaves at 2.55 and arrives 4.15pm We have a driver waiting to take us to the Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel 26th Feb Udaipur Hotel really good, their interpretation of twin beds is single sheets on beds together. ...
... touch a tiger, the holy grail of his animal-touching quest? Stay tuned!
Asher's highlight: Watching the sunset over Udaipur from atop the hill
Asher's lowlight: The traffic and unescapable intensity of Jaipur
Ben's highlight: Having beers at Leopolds - something I have wanted to do since reading the first few chapters of Shantaram.
Ben's lowlight: a brief spell of Dehli belly on day one in Mumbai had me hugging some dubiously maintained porcelain. ...