Friday, 27 January 2006

Trip to Rajasthan: Udaipur (The lake)

Second part of the pictures from Udaipur. This time from the enchanting lake with all its palaces around it and in it:

The City Palace Gardens seen from the lake.

Same palace seen from further away. The waterfront of the palace can be seen in the beginning of "Octopussy".

Eating at a restaurant situated on an old palace island in the middle of the lake. The service was absolutely horrendous - in fact the worst I've ever experienced - but the view was magnificent. To the left of Rikke you can see the famous and very exclusive Lake Palace Hotel and between her and Jacob you see the City Palace in the distance on the shore. This particular veranda can also be seen very clearly in a scene in Octopussy.

Rikke and Jacob near the City Palace with a view to the Lake Palace. At the top of the hill in the background you can just barely make out a white building by the name of the Monsoon Palace. In Octopussy James Bond is held captive there - it is the only part of Udaipur which is mentioned by it's real name in the movie.

Udaipur is nicknamed "The White City". If you scroll through the pictures again, I'm sure it's clear to see it's not way off. As you might remember I have earlier visited the Red City of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur, both also in Rajasthan. I have not yet made it to the Golden City of Jaisalmer further to the west.


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