Udaipur: The Venice of India
Udaipur was definitely my favorite city to visit on this trip because of the ambience the city holds. With its small, hilly streets lined with shops, there is a relaxed European feel mixed with the charm of India. We stayed at a place called “Boat Steps,” this small house is tucked into a residential neighborhood just a stone throw away from the City Palace. We had a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen area to use! From the rooftop, there was a magnificent view of Lake Pichola and the opposite bank. Wow, who knew we would be in such a lovely location!?
View from our rooftop
The first day, Harper and I simple roamed the streets around Lake Pichola. The banks of the lake are broken up into “ghats” where locals wash in the morning and afternoons. All the guesthouses boast of rooftop restaurants and German bakeries. The food is definitely catered to tourists but I enjoyed the café feel. In exploring we also found some neat little temples tucked into the streets. Here are some views of the streets of Udaipur:
One aspect that makes this city so pretty is the colorful wall paintings:
And here is a look into the temples:
Prayers to Vishnu
Festivity in the temple
The walls are so intricately carved.