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Living Like a Maharaja

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In Udaipur, Jardin and I began a week-long tradition of living like a maharaja. I spent more in that week with Jardin than I had spent during my first 3 weeks in India. Everything was still "discounted" by American standards, but we were experiencing such luxury, that it was alright to spend a little extra. After all, when was the next time I would be sipping champagne on the terrace of a palace overlooking a floating palace on a lake with the sun setting in the distance behind mountains? :)
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Good times
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The floating Taj Lake Palace at sunset, one of the best hotels in the world. Check it out here: http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/Grand-Palaces-And-Iconic-Hotels/Taj-Lake-Palace-Udaipur/Overview.html
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A different floating palace in the distance
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The Taj Lake Palace Hotel by night. We went to the Sunset Terrace both nights. The second night--two bottles of champagne and 5 hours later, we headed to the other side of the lake to a wonderful restaurant called Ambrai for butter chicken and garlic naan....mmmm...
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Diwali candles at the Udaipur City Palace
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The Udaipur City Palace by night
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The next day, we went to a part of the Udaipur City Palace that is not the touristy area, but a luxurious hotel.
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The entryway to our afternoon of luxury

This part of the palace, called Chivnawas, was featured in the James Bond film, Octopussy
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We had lunch and drinks by the pool
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Jardin is such a hard worker :)
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Just gorgeous
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Heck of a way to spend a Monday :)
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Yep, the pool was just the right temperature as well. I love my life :)
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Posted by kendallwallace 14:36 Archived in India Tagged udaipur

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