Arrived in Udaipur (Rajasthan) from Jaipur and stayed at the Badi Haveli. A mishmash of rooms on different levels and a nice roof terrace.
We were told there were two choices: stay on the floating palace and look at the shit, or stay in the shit and look at the wonderful palace; we opted for the latter.
At the time of this trip I didn't realise the cruelty that goes on to elephants in captivity. I never have and never would have any part in an elephant safari in Asia due to the disgusting cruelty.
Dinner in the evening in Udaipur you would hear or see the James Bond film Octopussy being played over and over again; hard to avoid. Part of this film was done here in Udaipur.
Took a boat over to Nehru Island Park. Luckily it was very peace and quiet for a couple of hours, away from the masses.
During the day we could see what was called the Monsoon Palace, far in the distance, and from that distance it looked well worth a visit...
Where cremation ceremonies take place. If they're still being used I don't know, I guess so.
Really enjoyed our visit to Udaipur. Okay, it's busy, but it's not as bad as Delhi or Old Delhi. I would certainly like to come back at some point.
Born in Chiswick West London, grew up in Royal Berkshire, currently living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands