Hotel Udai Vilas Palace
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Udai Vilas Palace Bharatpur
Good spacious rooms...it must have seen its glory. The service is real sloppy but the old world ambiance makes up for that. It has a big advantage of being just 2 kms from the main sanctuary gate.
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... Indian style by a deluge of hawkers
and salesmen all out for a quick rupee. It was interesting to see our first Taj
Mahal postcard books as we were not too far from Agra. These blokes do not miss
a trick. We were also regaled by the usual offer of a guide. For once we
relented which proved to be a good decision as he was extremely knowledgeable
and a very friendly chap.
There are a few choices when it comes touring the park;
Scott and I woke up at 7 ready to pack our bags and head for breakfast before our coach ride to Baratpur. This is the first morning I have struggled to wake up. After omelette and orange juice, we got on the coach and headed to Rajasthan. This area is very popular for growing crops including WHITE pumpkins!! We visited Fatehpur Sikri a temple founded in 1569 by ...
... Fatehpur Sikri is known as the first planned Mughal city with sophisticated plans for drainage and water systems.
Ah water. The water sources dried up in a very short time, causing Akbar to abandon this town, returning his court to Agra. It has never been occupied for any length of time since!
And now a word about Indian salesmanship: it is intense! At all of the sites we've been to up to this point, as soon as you get out of your transportation ...
Next morning we set off for another Mughal masterpiece some 40km away - the old capital of Fatehpur Sikri built by Akbar in 1570 to commemorate a prophesy.
The entire palatial city was completed within the space of 5 years, but because of the difficulties in getting water, the Mughals soon abandoned it. However the complex was worth seeing as it is not only magnificent but quite eclectic.
... of the Taj. At first glance, it looks like a small mirage. As you walk closer, the grandiose building shows itself. To give some perspective, just the last tip of the building is the height of a three story building. The entire area is symmetrical, with a mosque on the left facing East and a replica on the right. Inside the tomb is the only non-symmetrical part; Mumtaz's tomb lies in the middle and Shah's tomb is just to the left. This shows ...