Thursday, October 26, 2006

City Palace Udaipur

Wednesday evening we sat by the lake and had a beer watching the sun go down over the Lake Palace Hotel. Had fish and chips for supper as we were all curried out!! Today (Thursday) we toured the Palace museum and saw many intricate paintings painted on silk and rice paper, a speciality of this region and referred to by our guide a minatures. Of course there were many shopping opportunities which we did not pass over. Including one in the textile area of the set school, where Malcolm was measured for a jacket, Indian style.  The highlight so far today has been high tea taken in Fateh Prakash Palace. At least we left something in India when we left, tea and cucumber sandwiches!! Ita a bit like the Mansion House and the Ritz but with and Indian flavour, and of course we have the fabulous lake to look at also. All very strange. Shortly we are off for a boat trip around the lake and to see the Lake Palace Hotel. Will report on that experience later, only hope the boat drivers are not like the tut tut drivers?

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