Postcards from Udaipur

I think Udaipur is the prettiest spot in all of India.

It’s our favourite Indian city, and so each time we have come to India we have made sure to visit Udaipur (we discovered the city in 2011 and came back in 2012, when Mr. KitchenOperas proposed!)

So Udaipur has a special place in our hearts, as does the hotel Fateh Garh, which overlooks the lakes and palaces of the city.

We made sure to tour the city again, taking a boat ride on Lake Pichola to see the Lake Palace (which you may remember from the James Bond film, Octopussy):

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And the island Jag Mandir, which welcomes you with elephants:

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The rest of the boat ride is full of other pretty sites, and it’s nice and cool on the lake under the shade of the boat’s canopy.

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Back on land, the City Palace is gorgeous:

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And there are the prettiest gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari, where the royal ladies used to go to keep cool:

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But with a hotel as beautiful as Fateh Garh, we spent time there to enjoy the views:

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And I love all of the statues on site, the Buddhas are particularly beautiful, they help me feel so at peace:

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And in the morning, this Ganesha statues positively glows with sunlight:

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And of course, we supremely enjoyed the Rajisthani food… How could you not when the breakfast view looks like this at sunrise:

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If you’re ok with gluten, the gobi paratha (cauliflower-stuffed wheat flatbreads) are the best thing on the breakfast menu:

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And when they do a buffet breakfast there are lovely ever-changing gluten-free options (like rice noodle vermicelli, lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, or steamed idles with coconut chutney). They are also super accommodating when you order à la carte from the breakfast menu to get a little of this and a little of that, and it’s easy to create a gluten-free plate of deliciousness!

But somehow my food blogging skills absolutely failed me. I don’t have a breakfast photo to show you, and dinner photos kept coming out like this, so I stopped taking them:

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Wait for it, there’s a close-up shot:

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But at least I captured the divine dinner view:

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And I’ll leave you with my lone success of a food photo… Rose Lemonade, even sweeter than it looks and perfect after a long day in the heat:

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Next stop, Bangalore, for beautiful breakfast photos (I promise I will redeem myself!) and to board our train through the south!

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