Indians are talented, wink wink...
Apr 05, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
That's what our guide said to us while observing the Kama sutra room in the city palace. But seriously, it was a beautiful room I think anyone would want to get down in. Tile and mirror mosaics on the walls and ceiling, floor made of mirrors, " so your positions can be accurate". The palace itself was amazing, limestone and marble with the most intricate designed etched into the stone and filled with gems and glass. People don't have the patience to do work that detailed this day and age. We saw where the king would perch wih his subordinates and watch elephant tug of wars, first elephant to touch the dividing wall looses. The artwork inside, miniatures painted with a single squirrel hair, with the tiniest most accrate details, definitely something we've never seen. They are considered to be he photo album of the entire royal family, which has been the same lineage in Udaipur throughout it's existence. We also saw the kings opium den, as well as where the queen was hidden, who only spoke to visistors behind veiled curtains, and was never seen by the public. Then we had delicious vegetable saffron rice at the lotus cafe. This afternoon we got our hands tattooed, with henna and got united to the wedding of the woman daughter who was tattooing our hands in January. Seriously considering it :). It's starting to rain, thank god because we are still sweating constantly, but don't worry, we've had five liters a piece of water today, and it's only 4:00. We are meeting Chris' friend Samvit for tea this afternoon, he has a non profit here in udaipur working with youth and women, if anyone wants an opportunity to volunteer and explore rural India, check out his website. www.daanfoundation.org. Off to Ranakpur tomorrow, namaste!