Tuesday, 19 November 2013

India, Part 3: Udaipur

Udaipur: Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Baadi 

Udaipur was a city of contrasts. During the day we wandered barefoot around Jagdish temple, with it's incredible towering carved walls, and navigated crowded streets by auto-rickshaw - dodging the occasional elephant in the process. In the evening we strolled around Saheliyon Ki Baadi garden with its extravagant water-features, then spent an hour in a dusty backstreet 'school' doing yoga with an old guru who defied his age. Then at night we retired to a suite in the city palace - still the residence of the Maharaja - to watch a stunning sunset from a private terrace, surrounded by by unbelievable opulence.

Only in India, I think, could you experience such diversity in only a few hours.

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