RAJASTHAN – REFRESHING UDAIPUR

Following our train ticket debacle, we flew from Jodhpur to Udaipur, the home of the famous Taj Palace, most recognised as octopussy’s residence in the James Bond film. The Taj sits prettily in Lake Pichola and can be viewed from the many rooftop restaurants in Udaipur.
We are staying at Chunda Palace, not so expensive and stunning. Our room has a jaquzzi bath, 4 poster bed and the facilities include beautiful palace lounge rooms, indoor hamam and outdoor swimming pool, worth every penny.
Food here is reasonably priced and the shopping pretty good. Nice drinking hang out is Pushkars, a hippie haunt, but extremely chilled out with only a few creepy wee Indians drinking there!
Today we had a home cooking lesson from Spice India and I’m looking forward to David replicating the dishes when we get home.
Udaipur is by far the nicest and most relaxing place in Rajasthan and I’d definitely recommend making here a major stop on your travels along with Jodhpur.

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http://www.chundapalace.com/

http://www.spicebox.co.in/cooking-class/

http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/Cities/About-Udaipur.html

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  1. Udaipur was indeed refreshing. Was just there a couple of weeks ago as part of a whirlwind tour across India. While the other cities were chaotic and sometimes overwhelming, I found Udaipur to be a lot more relaxing. Wish I could have spent as much time there!

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