City of rooftop restaurants
Udaipur Travel Blog› entry 10 of 12 › view all entries
January 4th, 2008 – by: Raches
For something different, we had breakfast at a French cafe down the road then looked at an art store and bought several pieces of exquisitely painted art at very reasonable prices. The streets around Lal Ghat, the central tourist area, are clean and the general atmosphere in Udaipur is relaxed.
We explored the city palace, which is a sprawling complex of rooms, courtyards, balconies, parapets, narrow corridors, stairwells and very low ceilings; full of Rajput art and artefacts. Well worth the Rs50 entry fee. An afternoon beer on another rooftop bar listening to Bob Marley, then dinner at Hotel Maya again. We stopped in briefly at the temple; they were celebrating something and giving out free food to the poor and sick. As with most Hindu temples, there were some intricate and detailed sculptures built into the building structure itself.
Breakfast the next day was at "Cool Restaurant" owned by a very friendly guy called Jackee.
We had an early afternoon flight to Jaipur, so spent the morning walking through some main streets which was not the relaxing, pleasant morning I'd envisioned due to the cars, crowds and pollution. So we found ourselves back at Hotel Maya for their special lassis, which tasted quite nice for all the sugar and lemon they put in them, and one last Udaipur meal of chicken tikka, raita and naan - the perfect meal. Of course, our flight had been delayed but I was relaxed enough not to worry too much...
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