Udaipur – A Photo Essay

 

Deciding our next road trip destination is always a task. This time we made it simple by eliminating Goa from the list 😉

With just a week in hand, we headed to Udaipur to soak in the grandeur of the Mewar dynasty. A historically and culturally rich capital of the Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur is named after Maharana Udai Singh who founded this city.

A known photographers paradise, here are a few glimpses of the city I fell in love with.

 

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Lake Fateh Sagar (left) and Lake Pichola from Sajjangarh. Popularly known as the Monsoon Palace, it offers a panoramic view of the entire city.

 

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The super narrow lanes of old city, coupled with advertisements catering to tourists.

 

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Finally got to taste authentic Dal Bati. And it is yum!

 

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The majestic City Palace, former residence of the Royal family.

 

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The city beyond the walls of the Palace.

 

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The ceremonious Gangaur Ghat

 

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A street musician mesmerising us with hit Bollywood songs on his hand crafted instrument

 

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Women dressed in sari carry the Kalash (pot) to Jagannath Temple as a part of Rath Yatra.

 

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The crowded old city as seen from Lake Pichola

 

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The City Palace serves as a majestic backdrop to the Lake Palace (in white). Originally built as a summer palace for the Maharana, the Lake Palace is now a 5 star luxury hotel managed by the Taj Group of Hotels.

 

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Lake Pichola and the lit up City Palace from the top of Karni Mata Temple. People flock to the Machala hill to enjoy the sunset over the lake.

 

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The City Palace conducts a ‘Sound and Light Show’ in the evening reliving the history of the Mewar kingdom.

 

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The entry inside the Palace

 

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The main entrance gate of the City Palace.

 

Nupur

-All pictures are clicked by me.

 

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