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Horn blowing is encouraged!

Today after breakfast we had a drive of about 5 hours to Udaipur.  We were travelling in the same 4Wdrives that brought us to Nimaj Bagh so I wasn’t too thrilled about that, another squashy journey to endure.  Anyway I climbed in and parked myself in the back seat by the window and made myself as comfortable as possible.  The journey wasn’t too bad, still squashy though as there are three of us in the back seat and the driver thought he was on the Grand Prix circuit. After 3 hours we had a rest stop for the bathroom, drink and stretch of legs.  The countryside changed from flat desert to hills and green fields, the closer to Udaipur we got hillier it became, and it was actually very pretty.

Countryside around Udaipur
  Udaipur was in a nice setting right on Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, it is popular for movie sets and was the setting for the James Bond film ‘Octupussy’.  On coming into Udaipur we passed all these marble yards and cows were wondering around them, it was very funny to see. Then we came up to two cows on the road that refuse to move so we squeezed the car between them and they still wouldn’t move!

Out hotel in Udaipur was the best yet, Hotel Mahendra Prakesh, it was a Haveli style hotel with lovely rooms, garden and pool. The afternoon was free so I relaxed for a bit had some lunch then headed out to look at some shops and find an internet cafe.  There were some nice antique shops nearby and I ended up buying a couple of wooden carvings.  In the late afternoon, our guide suggested going to the Culture Dance show which is put on by the local government then from there we would go for dinner.

Hotel Mahendra Prakash where we stayed
  We all agreed to go so we all met up later that afternoon.  It was walking distance and a very pleasant walk through the old streets and laneways. Udaipur was very picturesque with some lovely buildings and I really liked it, I looked forward to exploring it more.  The setting for the cultural dance was lovely; it was in an old Haveli courtyard near the palace.  The dancing and music was fabulous, I really enjoyed it and I’m glad I paid extra to take in my camera.  Following the dancing we took tuk-tuks to a lovely restaurant on the lakeside.   They call Udaipur the Venice of the East and I could see why when the tuk-tuk went over little bridges that crossed waterways. Looking at the water though I wouldn’t want to fall in!  After a lovely meal we took a mad tuk-tuk ride back to the hotel.

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Horn blowing is encouraged!
Horn blowing is encouraged!
Countryside around Udaipur
Countryside around Udaipur
Hotel Mahendra Prakash where we st…
Hotel Mahendra Prakash where we s…
Hotel Mahendra Prakash where we st…
Hotel Mahendra Prakash where we s…
Musicians at the Cultural Dance ni…
Musicians at the Cultural Dance n…
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural Dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Cultural dance night
Good balancing skills!
Good balancing skills!
6 pots!
6 pots!
Dancing on glass with 6 pots on he…
Dancing on glass with 6 pots on h…
City palace at night
City palace at night
Udaipur
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