An album of Colours: Udaipur and Jaisalmer

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No Himalaya to fascinate, no Coastline to embrace, no rainforest to thrill, no snow-capped peaks to beckon for a mountaineering, yet Rajasthan mesmerizes and mesmerizes in her own way. History, heritage, lakes, palaces, sand, royalty, Camels and Colours.... All assemble to make Rajasthan inevitable and indispensible in the tourist map of India.

During the year-end break, we set off for the beauty that awaits us at the western periphery of the majestic India. Due to the very short span of the vacation, we restricted our hurricane tour Plan to Udaipur and Jaisalmer with Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur on the way.
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The Palace on Wheels at Udaipur Railway station

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We took a morning flight to Delhi on 25th Dec from Kolkata to be full gang with cousin and family from there. Then in the evening, took Mewar Express to Udaipur. As expected this train, as well as all of the following looked much like Darjeeling Mail rather than North-Western Railway due to the Bengali population.
We reached Udaipur before the first crow cawed, but later than the taxis and auto rickshaws thronged the station compound. We hired two autos as we were six people with ample luggage, at INR.200/- per vehicle, to reach out hotel which is mere 10 minutes away. During this peak tourist season, here they start digging holes in our pockets.
Braiding through the narrow and hilly alleys of the old town of Udaipur, we reached our hotel. It is located on the bustling streets of the city but you will forget that once you embark onto the rooftop. At one side, it gives a glance of the white city and at the another, lake Pichola stretches with the Lake Palace standing in the middle with all its grace.
The hotel was quite cozy and tastefully constructed. All the rooms were decorated with Rajasthani Art work.

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View from the rooftop: Lake Palace in Pichola Lake



We had a quick breakfast, arranged auto rickshaws from the hotel and set off for a city tour.
Along the Fateh Sagar Lake, stands the Moti Magri. It is a small hill with the cityís bravest son Maharana Pratapís statue erected in the middle.

Fateh Sagar Lake:


Moti Magri:


Nothing much to see here, we approached towards the Saheliyo ki Bari.
This is a real place where one can smell the aroma of royal life and luxuries. The place is crafted with several fountains which are all different from each other. The sprinkle is different, so is the rhythm and sound. This was primarily built for summer entertainment of the royal ladies and their female accompanies. They had sawan-bhado garden, Bin-badal ke barsaat garden, which would be cool all year however hot may the air actually be. The lotus garden is truly beautiful where the king would occasionally visit the queen.

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Next is the City Palace, the residence of the great warrior maharanas of Udaipur. Maharana Pratap stayed here for some time. It is a huge palace with history of great heroes and their prowess engraved in its stones. Its a charm to look at but something that really annoyed us in a maddening crowd is that, once you enter the palace, you can not get out of it until and unless you arrive the extreme opposite end of the palace. The doors and stairs are claustrophobically narrow, which can lead to suffocation, but one can not quit in the middle. But to sum up, its something that can not be given a miss.











The White City:







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Some more images of the City Palace







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Looks like a nice hotel. What was name and price?
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Hotel is nice. Food is good and fresh too. Only problem is that it does not have lift. There are only 4 floors so it won't be a problem unless for elderly persons. Tariff varies due to seasonal tourist inflow. We booked them for the busiest time, they charged us around 3000/- per room per night, which includes Breakfast in it.
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Nice pictures. What's the name of the hotel you stayed at?
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Waiting for next parts to be posted
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Now it's time for a lunch. We ordered the traditional Daal-Bati-Churma. Quite delicious it was.
We roamed a little around the market place where they wrote names on rice grains, sold precious stones, displayed on streets bags, handicrafts, clothes and umbrellas that were a total riot of colours.



Strolling along the Lake Pichola, we came to the Hanumaan Ghat. The lake Palace and gliding birds were getting silhouetted by the tired sun which was just waiting to droop in sleep and had by then reddened the sky above the lake.











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We moved ahead to Bagore ki Haveli which had a museum of Rajasthani Kathputlis.







A traditional Folk cultural show is held every evening from 7 to 8 here. If you go by my words, it's spectacular.





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By the time the show was over, the city of Lakes had covered herself in the blanket of night.



What a soothing day it was!!
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