(Thank God for) Udaipur
Trip Start May 04, 2009
13Trip End Jul 30, 2009
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I needed a miracle to lift my spirits - suffice to say its lucky I chose Udaipur!
Absoloutely fantastic place, with the perfect hotel and a couple of bookshops (I had started to run out)
I will write more and upload more pictures when I find a cafe with better connection speed, as I have been her now for 2 hours.
After spending my first day in Udaipur reading and drinking tea on the rooftop of the hotel, I decided to venture outside and explore the city. I visited the City Palace, situated on the bank of Lake Pichola, the inside of which had been reconstructed as a museum. It is a beautiful building, complete with turrets, a huge courtyard and hundreds of plush corridors and all sorts of engravings and pillars throughout. The views of the city from the palace were breathtaking, but my pictures don't really do it justice.
I then visited Jagdish temple, which is about 200m from my hotel. I had to take off my shoes before entering and burnt the bottom of my feet by doing so - the temperature hasn't dropped below 40 degrees since I got here. The Temple itself was impressive - I didn't really feel welcome there though, so I took one or two photos and left. Photography inside the temple is strictly forbidden.
I'm getting used to the more relaxed side of things here, and take great pleasure in simply walking about. I get hassled occassionally by local rickshaw drivers or shop keepers, but not excessively. It strikes me that the people of Udaipur are genuinely friendlier than most, in that they will stop you in the street and converse with you casually, without agenda. Of course some will eventually try and sell you something, but today for example, I had a walk with a local and talked with him for about half an hour - after which he shook my hand and just walked off.
Planning on staying here for another week or so, then heading to Jodhpur.
O ia - Diolch o galon am yr holl negeseuon gan bawb, dwi wrth fy modd yn mynd ar-lein a cael clywed gan pawb adra! (Actually, dwi ddim yn siwr pam dwi'n sgwennu'r blog yn Saesneg!)
Diolch eto a dwi'n falch clwad bod gymaint yn enjoio darllan!