Udaipur has great potential – with two lakes in the middle of town that almost looks picture perfect. Some day, when the Indians decide they want to clean up the lakes, it’s going to be a great city to live in.
But right now, hate to spoil it to you, there are some serious problems with the lake water, something that has sadly proven an issue all over India. What’s most shocking, or sad, is seeing the locals do everything with that water, from washing clothes to bathing and the occasional teeth brushing. It made me want to throw up.
The evening before we walked around the old town and had ourselves a relaxing dinner overlooking the lake. The Udaipur old city has charming alleys and temples and being quite small, it’s a pleasure to explore by foot.
We started our day from the Udaipur City Palace. Another City Palace, but this one was slightly nicer than Jaipur’s.
And then we went down to the palace’s peer and took the tourist favorite Udaipur lake tour.
Coming back to the city, we rested in coffee places till is was time to head out, and before leaving town to go to the airport, we made a stop to the Udaipur Sahleion Ki Bari gardens, which also serve as a science exploration center for the relatively poor.
And then, an exhausting trip to the Airport to hopefully go and warm up at southern India, where my dad was planing to visit a conference.