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October 6th 2011
Published: October 6th 2011
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Udaipur. Venice of the East. Rajasthan’s - maybe India's - most romantic city.

This was one of the loveliest cities I've visited. Its beauty was tempered only by the noise and fumes of the many auto-rickshaws that ply the narrow streets of this town.

On our arrival we checked into our fantastic hotel, Kankarwa Haveli. The accompanying photos speak louder than the words I could use to describe it. The owner is a most gracious gentleman, and our stay was such a pleasure. Highly recommended.

We visited the major sights the city had to offer, but also spent a lot of time enjoying our hotel, including the rooftop terrace and restaurant. Otherwise, we visited Jagdish Temple, took a lovely boat ride on Lake Pichola to the palace on Jagmandir Island, and made a thorough tour of the City Palace. We had lovely meals at Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel and Bawarchi Restaurant, and took advantage of the copious shopping opportunities.

Details will follow if I find the time. Right now we have a train to catch - our first train in India. Next stop Jaipur.

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6th October 2011

thanks for the pictures
We are enjoying looking at the pictures and captions. You both look good.
7th October 2011

Love the Pix
Thanks for the fine text and the photos. It looks lovely and you both look rested. Your mom and I talked last night about you and the trip. She is doing well. NPR comments on Steve Jobs for the world travelers: Three Apples that influenced the world: Eve's Apple Sir Isaac Newton's Apple Steve Jobs' Apple Love, Jud
26th October 2011

Good start
Great pics! First city where I was introduced to the sharp elbows of international and local tourists. Least elbowing: Darjeeling and Goa (Panaji/Panjim and Palolem Beach) Most: Agra, New Dehli, Jaipur.
10th November 2011

Loving all the pictures! The temple details are amazing and so intricate. I love the wrestling elephants. And leezards!!!!!!

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