Udaipur in Photographs: Day 2

Enjoy the Udaipur in many photos of its various delightful locales it has to offer. Drenched in history, culture and andcient traditions, Udaipur is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in India.

We saw a part of Udaipur in my previous post. The second day at Udaipur was quite eventful as well.

We woke up leisurely and went to Govinda’s cafe for breakfast. It is a small and humble cafeteria serving breakfast near Lalghat guest house. After having filling breakfast of two cheese omelette, one plain omelette, a banana pancake (super delicious and must try!), two ginger-lemon-honey tea and one masala chai between three of us, we roamed the streets and shopped for colourful and bright ethnic clothes.

Colourful clothes on sale at one of the road-side shop.
Colourful clothes on sale at one of the road-side shop.
A street near the city palace of Udaipur
A street near the city palace of Udaipur

After shopping, we had lunch at Rainbow multi-cuisine restaurant which serves delicious ker sangri- a typical Rajasthani spicy curry made of beans and berries which are unique to Rajasthan. We relaxed a bit and then my friends left for Ahmedabad while I carried on with my Udaipur sight-seeing.

I visited Bagore ki haveli in the afternoon. It is a beautiful haveli built in 18th century by Amir Chand Badwa, Prime Minister of the Mewar State. It has more than 100 rooms and now it has been converted into a museum where there are various artifacts at display, turban museum, paintings and musical instruments open to public display.

Entry of the Gangour ghat  and the entry of the Bagore ki haveli next to it.
Entry of the Gangour ghat and the entry of the Bagore ki haveli next to it.
Bagore ki haveli entrance
Bagore ki haveli entrance
Prince Charming. Any takers?
Prince Charming. Any takers?
Puppet museum in Bagore ki haveli.
Puppet museum in Bagore ki haveli.

As I was walking across the corridor of the haveli, I met a painter named Pinku. I saw him painting and was totally amazed at his skill in producing smallest details. Very creative, he drew a nice art on my thumb nail.

Pinku's gift for appreciating his paintings. So humble!
Pinku’s gift for appreciating his paintings. So humble!
Beautiful glass window in one of the rooms of the haveli.
Beautiful glass window in one of the rooms of the haveli.
Learning to take selfie!
Learning to take selfie!
For public display at the haveli
For public display at the haveli
Disco lights, or are they?
Disco lights, or are they?
Corridors
Corridors
One of the exhibit of turban museum. Turban museum has exhibits of different types of turbans worn by varied castes, sects and communities of the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra
One of the exhibits of turban museum. Turban museum has exhibits of different types of turbans worn by varied castes, sects and communities of the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra
Terrace of the haveli
Terrace of the haveli
Haveli's compound
Haveli’s compound
Gangour ghat een from the terrace of the haveli
Gangour ghat seen from the terrace of the haveli

After spending good two and half hours at the haveli,. I went and had green tea at Cafe Edelweiss. I was disappointed by the ticket vendor when he told me the city palace wasnt open to public that day because of a wedding going on. But I was free to roam on the grounds outside the palace. So I took that chance and walked about the grounds.

City palace
City palace
The entry of the city palace
The entry of the city palace

Evening was pleasant and windy. After having dinner at Rainbow restaurant, I went off to bed. Next day I was to leave for Mount Abu early morning.

Udaipur is a beautiful city and traveller friendly. It has no pompous air around it and one can easily lounge about on her own. The city has perfect mix of places for travellers around the world. Lakes, forts, palaces, shopping places, great places to eat, etc. Two days aren’t quite enough and I am hoping to return here someday again and explore Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary, Saheliyo ki badi, city palace and other places that Udaipur has to offer. But whether you tick off all the places in Udaipur or you just spend time dipping your feet in Gangour ghat, it is worth it.

An art in My espresso love cafe
An art in My espresso love cafe

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Manjula, who left us for heavenly abode. She was very fond of travelling and the last pictures and stories we shared was of this Udaipur trip. You will be sorely missed, friend.

Author: Sneha Dharwadkar

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am Sneha Dharwadkar, a Wildlife Biologist by profession currently working on herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) in Tillari region of the Northern Western Ghats, India. I am practically in love with herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians- some of the creepy crawlies!) and more so with turtles. I find solace in nature and run to the woods whenever and as much as I can and also love to travel (because of which I am broke most of times). I love talking (I do better talking than writing). Apart from wildlife and travel; I raise my voice for gender equality. This blog has materialized after I finally did overcome my fright for writing and after pushing myself (and many of my friends pushing me) to tell the stories of my adventures. On this blog, I will be writing about my wildlife adventures, field experiences, travelogues and interesting encounters with wildlife or people. Feel free to write back to me or tweet to me @herpomania.

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