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Travel Blogs from Udaipur
... Majar accompanied us. We chatted at length about Indian and Australian life. He was very interested in our homes and family life. Where appropriate, we were able to show him pictures and the like. Majar selects a local restaurant for our celebratory dinner. A special book (signed by all) is to be presented to him.
... class and we had the side
beds (the ones in the corridor opposite a set of four) which were
fine and comfortable enough, although a little hot, and we made it
through the night. In the safe knowledge ours was the last stop it
was quite a relaxed morning before finally getting off at Indore and
finding our next hostel.
Normally, the places we have stayed
have looked a little tired but clean enough where as this one looked
very modern, yet not so ...
... may ask "how did you know that?" You'll think we're pulling your leg but almost every restaurant had a large neon sign lighting the street advertising a roof top restaurant with the night's entertainment being the James Bond movie....every night! Mr. Billoo picked us up form the bus stop at 4.15am as we struggled to get out of the bus with people sleeping in the aisles. Politeness put aside, we dragged out our heavy bags and jumped in his car. Before we ...
... Monsoon palace that was perched up on top of a big hill that overlooked the lake. Apparently many hotels show this film every night - luckily ours didn't (although I would like to watch it again when I get back).
We had a couple of cold kingfishers as we watched the sunset over the lake. It had been a long journey and we felt like we had earned them. After that we went back to our room and unpacked our stuff from our bags, we were going to be here for another 3 days so it ...
... browsing the wee shops that lined the alleys and lanes and climbing a nearby hill to watch the sunset were the order of the day in Udaipur. Ben also touched a camel.
We also splashed out a significant sum to hire a driver and guide for the day to take us out of Udaipur and on a hike through a national park to a Jain temple. The hike was good fun, with lots of monkeys (Ben touched 'em) and buffalo, plus the tracks of leopards and blackbuck. The temple ...