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Udaipur Travel Stories
Finishing off Rajastan with two close calls.
After Mom left, I headed on to Jodhpur back in the non-AC class train car. Jaipur is known as the pink city and Jodhpur is the blue city. Both those nicknames are quite accurate when you compare the photos. I didn't find Jodhpur to be nearly as interesting or impressive architecture-wise but its fort is up on a cliff overlooking the city and the views were pretty spectacular. I only stayed in Jodhpur for one full day but somehow managed to...

The Pearl of Rajasthan
Aren't places always called things like "the Paris of..." or "the Venice of..." or "the Pearl of..."? It's almost always nonsense: Bucharest is no Paris, Suzhou is no Venice and Shanghai is hardly a pearl. Honestly, I'm not even sure why I got onto this tangent because Udaipur isn't called any of these things by the guidebooks, only by us. Udaipur is, simply, the most pleasant city in Rajasthan. (There's no point in comparing it to Delhi and Utta...

The Palaces of Udaipur
As we get ready to leave from India, we decided to go on one last trip to see the great palaces of Udaipur. Again we found ourselves all piled into a vehicle, this time it was with a couple of Grish’s Dad’s friends. Most of the palaces in Udaipur are turned into extravagant hotels as a source of tourist revenue. Thanks to some connections with a family friend referred to as “Cha Cha Uncle,” we went to a palace called Devi Ghar for dinner and fo...

Week three - Jodpur - Jaisalmer - Udaipur
Three historic cities within Rajasthan: Jodpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur. Jodpur is dominated by an amazing uninhabited fort and is the worst place I have ever visited. The open sewers, streets strewn with litter, food for the cows which looks like vomit and runny cow pats made my stomach turn the second my auto-rickshaw dropped me off. To make matters worse I had to navigate cow corner with one of the horny types going for my rear end. So havi...

Arrival and early observations
I plan to go back and fill this out in more detail but here's an outline of the past three days. Day 1 24 Oct - Hop on a plane to India... Melbourne to Adelaide, nice. Adelaide to Darwin, nice. Darwin to....."I'm sorry, due to a fault with the starter engine we must return to the airport so that our engineers can work on the plane". Bugger. We were put up in a hotel for the night which was ok and then at 12.30pm the next day, well slep...

About Udaipur
Udaipur, with an aproximate latitude of 24,83333 (49° 59' 9" N) and a longitude of 73,5 (30° 0' 0" E), is located in the area / state of Rajasthan around 458 kilometers south west (222°) of New Delhi, the capital of India. A 100 square km area around Udaipur has an aproximate population of 620548 and an average elevation of 547 meters above the sea. So far 235 pictures and 19 stories has been uploaded during travels in Udaipur.
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