The White, Lake Town That Overlooks a Floating Palace
11.11.2012 - 12.11.2012
A security guard at the Palace in Udaipur
We got in to Udaipur and went for lunch at Jagat Niwas, a lovely haveli overlooking the Lake Pichhola.
Here is a picture of the lovely floating palace, the Taj Lake Palace, in the middle of Lake Pichhola. It is also one of the most expensive hotels in the world, including a room for US$30,000 a night
From there we had a lovely meal as we overlooked the lake
Gorgeous architecture abounds
Even the birds love it
The inside of the haveli
What a sunset!
Later on that night, we headed to a Bazar that was put on for Diwali. Lights were everywhere.
It was basically a giant carnival, where kids rode rides
And adults played games
Some people even got tattoos, as you do at typical county fairs Not the most sanitary environment, however.
On the way back to our hotel, we passed by the largest HIndu temple in town, which was already having its festivities for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, and the 2nd largest festival in India.
Women sold flowers that Hindu people would offer in the temple
And Jardin tried on the cool hats they had on display. It suits him, no?
The next day, we headed to the Udaipur Palace, to explore how maharajas lived
In Rajasthan, nearly all of the men have mustaches, but this one was the most impressive I saw
At the palace
Gorgeous fountain within the palace
Stained glass in the palace
I can only guess it's some sort of sex swing....oh, what it's like to be a maharaja
The view of Udaipur from the rooftop where we stayed
An old timey ice cream parlor in Udaipur. Udaipur really reminded me of Europe believe it or not. All of the quaint little winding streets with old timey shops completely threw me back to the French towns of which I am so fond
Another beautiful haveli. I absolutely adore the architecture of Rajasthan. The Persian influence is so prominent and gorgeous!