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Oct 23, 2010 - Namaste...Hellooh

Namaste……Helloooh……..Where you from?……Sir…. Hellooh……..Can I show you my art work? Come, take a look, sir………Sir….. Hellooh. This is a typical one way conversation as I walked along the narrow streets in the heart of Udaipur. No doubt a tourist trap, but not too much different than most others. It did seem that the number of shops and shopkeepers outnumbered the tourists. So everyone is competing for your time and attention. Upaipur is known for it’s miniature paintings. Some take months to make and the detail is incredible. There are...

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India Dave

Oct 22, 2010 - Udaipur, A Special Place

I left Delhi mid afternoon on a Jet Airways flight to Udaipur (ewh die poor). This is the first stop in my tour of Rajasthan, a State in NW India. I was really impressed with Jet Airways. A newer 737 jet and young energetic flight attendants, who on the 55 minute flight served a substantial meal with the standard option of veg or non veg ( and that doesn’t mean steak). Uniquely, everyone was given silverware. No plastic crap from Jet! Yash, the owner of Jaiwana Haveli, the hotel I reserved, arranged for Harry to pick me up at the airport....

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India Dave

Jan 31, 2010 - Jojawar

I must've built up some very good karma on this trip because this morning as I was checking out and paying my bill I noticed that my bank card was missing from my wallet. I looked everywhere but in the end I was fairly certain that I had left it at the ATM the evening before. We were just about to leave for our next destination and the ATM was about a half hour walk from the hotel so I was in a bit of a bind. Luckily, I was able to grab an auto rickshaw and scoot up to the ATM quickly and even more luckily the guard there actually had my...

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Tamara in India!

Jan 29, 2010 - Udaipur

The last two days have been jampacked with visits to forts and palaces with a cultural show and a bit of shopping thrown in just for fun. On the way to Udaipur we stopped at the Kumbhalgarh fortress. It sits high on top of a hill and is empty now, but still very impressive. Later we arrive in Udaipur and went for a little orientation walk and ended up at a man-made lake that was created in the 18th century. To this day it's still owned by the local maharaja, much to the chagrin of one of my travel mates. We were supposed to go on a boat...

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Tamara in India!

Jan 9, 2010 - Udaipur

Took an overnight train to Ahmedabad, then found a bus from there to Udaipur (5 hours, fancy bus, good road). Udaipur (population of 389 thousand), sometimes described as the Venice of India, was the epitome of Rajasthani charm and architecture. Set around lake Pichola with a floating palace (made famous by a James Bond movie), there are beautiful, old villas, palaces and narrow lanes aplenty. The architecture is really ornate with colorful mosaic inlays (often of Ganesh or peacocks), detailed carvings and window frames influenced by...

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Jan 4, 2010 - Fun and Games in Udaipur

We had a mixed experience visiting Udaipur. We caught the bus/train from Pushkar to Udaipur which took about 6 hours. MS got excited when he discovered that our train had a power point so decided to watch movies on his little laptop to pass the time. Unfortunately, when he unplugged the connection, smoke billowed from the powerpoint and the end of the cord was fried. At the hotel when we tried to plug it in, all the lights in the room went out – not good. I was scared he was going to short out the whole building or electrocute himself but...

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Nov 16, 2009 - Udaipur

Not a bad little town, not to busy and it has a Lake! several of them in fact. The pig made an escape attempt when we were in a restaurant but was found by the owners little girl. However the pig was then stolen by said little girl.. but after much persuading managed to get him back BAD PIGGY! Also saw some wonderful Indian structural techniques!

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Travellingpies

Oct 25, 2009 - Udaipur

Will go to the massive palace tomorrow. I Watched the sun set over the hills tonight. Quite stunning. Went and had dinner at a great rest. and was invited to sit at table with Irish couple and man from Glasgow while we watched Octopussy.......emmm. Was surprised how much was filmed in Udaipur as i remembered only a small portion. Will look into pricing of Saisha's jacket tomorrow and see how affordable it is. I happened to walk past an ancient weapons shop today. I immediately thought of Kye so put my head in. There was a German man there...

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Lesley's India 2009

Oct 24, 2009 - Udaipur

Unable to contact you for a few days as the net was down in Jodhpur. Went to the Jain temple Ranakpur. Ranakpur is larger than Mt Abu and has some interesting stuff, but Mt. Abu is also beautiful with the same style of domes with intricately carved everything. Yoga on the roof at 8am with Mr. Pretzel. Im going to have some tops made here at the tailors. They also do wonderful winter coats in the latest styles. We can no longer visit the water palace for a meal at US$100 due to bomb scares. They now only cater for their own guests. They are...

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Lesley's India 2009

Sep 3, 2009 - Udaipur - heaven

Hi everyone! We are currently in Udaipur, our last city on our tour before we head off on our own on the train to Mumbai. Yesterday we were in Mt Abu though, Rajasthan's only hill station. It was a completely different vibe up there from what we were used to, having been in touristy desert towns lately. Mt Abu is set in the hills on a lake so it feels really tropical. The only drawback to the place is that it is a very popular Indian resort town, especially with honeymooners, thus making it strange and tacky. The hotels are pretty weird to...

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Jul 23, 2009 - Udaipur

Today we arrived in Udaipur, our first stop for the third section of our trip. The city was the site of the Octopussy James Bond film with Roger Moore, which was filmed at the beautiful and very expensive lake Palace. We visited the vintage car collection of the royal family which held many Mercedes and Rolls Royces and surprisingly a few Fords. We visited the City Palace and the Crystal Gallery which had a bed made of crystal. Our first night it rained alot, so much that the rain seeped through our hotel room windows.

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I Love India 2009

Jul 6, 2009 - Udaipur - 3 dzien a juz zlapalem klimat

6 lipca - hotel w Udaipurze - po calym dniu przewalczonym w upale Whow... to bylo cos... zaczelismy na ostro - od wyprawy do hinuskich swiatyn z X w. okolo 25 km od Udaipuru - szczerze leb urywa - ze cos takiego sie zachowalo - szczerze to kupa kasy w kazdym z antykwariatow - bylem jedynym turysta - wiec na prawde niezle wrazenie - nie ma to uroku Ankgor Wat - ale robota jest przednia. Pozniej moj przewodnik wzial mnie na herbatke do swoich znajomych - po drugiej stronie wyschnietego jeziora... tez bylo OK. Wiec powoli wchodzilem w mood...

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