The Leela Palace Udaipur
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We arrived in Udaipur last evening and were met at the banks of Lake Pichola by the Leela Palace boat. Lake Pichola is the largest of the lakes in Udaipur and the hotel we were staying at (The Leela Palace) is on this beautiful lake. After yet another fabulous dinner last night and a restful evening, we threw open the doors of our room this morning …
Another delish breakfast - this time of akuri (Parsi scrambled eggs) and a masala omelette - and we were ready to start our waltz.
The day started with more giggles...as we left the hotel to get the boat, the doorman in full Rajput regalia appeared with an ornate red and gold umbrella to walk us (individually) to the boat, which was all of …
Sufi night was described by Hina as "a casual night of dancing and dinner." She lied to us. The first night, all of the out-of-towners were blown away by the first nights event.
Jeff and I showed up to the party at the time that it was supposed to start-7pm. We quickly discovered that when in India, add, at minimum, one hour to the start …
... to experience some local culture in the form of traditional folk dancing and puppetry. The dancing styles came from all over Rajasthan and the host, a young boy of about fourteen, described each new act in both English and Hindi. The costumes were bright with beautiful detailing, and each dance had a symbolic meaning. The first dance, a fire dance, saw three girls with pots of fire on their heads dancing and spinning around to the beat of the drums. In the 'Terah Taali' ...
... their worship, which was a real insight into the fervour and dedication with which many locals practice their religion. We visited the outside of Sachin Tendulkar's house and, in hindsight, may have been guilty of acting like a bunch of schoolgirls at a One D concert. We went downtown to Colaba and checked out a $1 billion house, the Taj Hotel (a magnificent building, one of the sites of the 2008 terrorist attack) and the very impressive Gate of India (built by the ...