Deciding to pass on the 16 hr train ride from Mumbai, we flew to our next destination of Udaipur. As soon as we got the hotel we decided we liked this place. Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes” due to the man-made lakes that surround the area. Our hotel was right next to Lake Pichola. Besides the lakes, Udaipur is also home to some historic forts and palaces. Udaipur was a nice change of pace from the craziness of Mumbai, and the city felt more manageable to navigate.
The main attraction here is the City Palace. Construction on this started in 1559 and over the following 400 years several additions were built by the several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The whole palace was very impressive, and it was very cool to see the architecture. It was interesting to see how royalty lived so long ago.