"Man, It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta"
12.11.2012 - 13.11.2012
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?
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
A different floating palace in the distance
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...
Diwali candles at the Udaipur City Palace
The Udaipur City Palace by night
The next day, we went to a part of the Udaipur City Palace that is not the touristy area, but a luxurious hotel.
The entryway to our afternoon of luxury
This part of the palace, called Chivnawas, was featured in the James Bond film, Octopussy
We had lunch and drinks by the pool
Jardin is such a hard worker
Heck of a way to spend a Monday
Yep, the pool was just the right temperature as well. I love my life