No Phelps: At the Pichola lake, Udaipur.
Udaipur’s the destination of our tour. We are taking train to Delhi in the evening. We went around the city. I liked the place as it was small, cozy and vibrant.
City at the bank of the artificial lake. The palace in the middle of the lake has been turned into a luxary hotel
Parts of the lake as seen from the rooftop of the hotel where we stayed.
Xu Jie, the Chinese traveller, at the rooftop restaurant of the hotel
Kids plunge at the Pichola lake
Not far from lake Pichola is a Thamel like tourist lane. We stayed at the other side of the lake.
A woman tries to fix a postcard while her husband and father-in-law in a family run shop near lake Pichola
An artist who makes postcards and other paintings and sells to tourists at his shop near lake Pichola
Xu Jie, the Chinese tourist, writes at the wall of the postcard shop after buying postcards. He said he wrote something good about the shop and the art!
Xu Jie explains the postcard shop owner what he just scribbled
Ren shi nin hen gao xing? That’s Mandarian for ‘nice to meet you’ accordign to a site. But not sure what Xu wrote on the wall there. Seems like some piece of art to me though!
Xu Jie calls his home
There are several hills like this one around Udaipur
Like all other major palaces of the region, this is huge
As seen from the front of the City palace
It was very hot when we were in Udaipur
So many tourists visit Udaipur that these kids are used to with cameras
A sadhu washes out
Rooftop of the hotel where we stayed. It’s comfortale over there and folks spend hours to enjoying the view and some okay type food.
We arrived in Jodhpur early in the morning from Jaisalmer. Xu Jie is having tea in a chai shop near the railway station.
At a tea shop at the Jodhpur railway station. The touts, autowallas and agents working for hotels make visitors go crazy by their offers
A traveller awaits bus in Jodhpur to go to Udaipur
Xu Jie takes nap in the bus on way to Udaipur
Near the Pichola lake, Udaipur