So here we are in Udaipur. We are here for 2 days and nights. We arrived here early afternoon after some fantastic scenic driving (those mountains I mentioned). Udaipur is lovely. We are currently staying on the out skirts of the main town so your within touching distance of the green hills that seem to surround this place. We had a little tour of the place thanks to our driver and we went and visited sunset palace. This particular palace is set on the highest point in the city so you have a complete 360 degree view of everything (again photos to come). We (again) stayed here until sunset which wasnt as good as Ranakpur (bit to cloudy) but none the less the views were nice. Our plan for tomorrow is to head into the main town, so we are expecting busy busy busy, we will update more tomorrow night.
Ok so the final day in Udaipur was mainly spent going around the old town and the royal palace. This time we decided to get the help from one of the local guys that usually stand outside tourist places like this trying to get you to take them on for an hour. Our guy was a young dude just doing this as a part time job while studying at uni, so not so bad. The tour of the palace took us about an hour and a half and it was really worth it. A lot of these palaces have bits and pieces from all over the world, like italian tiles, english toilets and lifts, japanese artwork, they really are a mish mash of sorts. The palace was like a mzae, you'd be walking up some stairs when all of a sudden you'd walk into a courtyard area but you were 5 floors up, it was really bizarre, huge trees bursting out of the coutryard floor (5 floors up), very funky. After the palace tour we were thyen taken to an art school and introduced to these artists that were known for miniture paintings. These guys paint alot of the work for the royal family and the methods they use are mind blowing. The paintings are doenewith brushes that have ONE single HAIR ON THEN, one!! You should see the detail of these paintings, it was amazing.
D & S