An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur !

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Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

Hello guys ! It has been a while since I penned down my last blog.I just couldn’t develop anything for some genuine reasons however, even then , I went through a feeling of guilt which my regular writer friends can understand , for not writing for almost 2 weeks. It was as if I was cheating in my love for writing.

Nevertheless , here I am with another travel tale to tell .This time it’s about Udaipur , a very popular holiday destination in India which was always on cards but somehow a visit there got really really delayed as we had back to back vacations at hills. It, however,finally happened last year and we were joined by a wonderful couple – Deepak & Shikha – on our wander quest . { Just like the visit, a write up on Udaipur too took me almost an year to develop & post !! }

Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! 1/1 by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Deepak ,Shikha,Nishtha & your good self (read L to R )

Coming to Udaipur, well it is rightly called the City of Lakes ,for you will find one or the other lake in the vicinity of almost every hotel & restaurant there .Rather, it is the other way around i.e. hotels & roof top restaurants been built along the periphery of various lakes.

Let me mention here some interesting findings of our vacation before I take you in & around Udaipur through snapshots :

#Finding 1 Choose the ‘Feel’ & not the ‘Stars’ when it comes to Hotels.

Just to experience some kind of contrast during our stay & to draw some engrossing comparisons later, we opted for a routine 3 star Hotel ‘Jagat Niwas Palace’ for first 2 nights before checking into the ‘Trident’ for our penultimate day at Udaipur.

Photo of Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Trident Udaipur, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Trident Udaipur, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Trident Udaipur, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Trident Udaipur, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

Though I am finding it little strange to write & you might find it equally strange to read this , but we really enjoyed our stay at Jagat Niwas Palace way more than that at Trident and the primary reason being the absence of any lake around one of the renowned Luxury Hotels of Udaipur which therefore takes away the whole charm and make it look way too ordinary ,especially when you have been staying right into the middle of a lake on back to back 2 prior nights. [#NotInMyName – Please don’t rule out Jagat Niwas Palace just for its outdated name:)].

See the whole ambiance & hospitality at Trident was expectedly very good- no two opinions about that – but still , you just don’t get those lively vibes of this beautiful city of Rajasthan while staying there as unlike the other options available , Trident is little far from the heart of main Udaipur city.

#Travel Tip -A true traveler’s wanderlust gets satisfied only when the native colours of the place concerned keeps one surrounded all the time. So instead of playing safe by choosing any luxury stay, go & explore online for better options.

#Finding 2Best Foods are often served at most veiled places.

Photo of Restaurant Ambrai, Ambamata Scheme - A Rd, Chand Pole, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

We visited all the so called “Best places to Dine ” at Udaipur including the famous lake side restaurant Ambrai as well as much hyped Natraj besides others at Chowpatty near Fatehsagar Lake .Yes , the overall tone & tenor was good at most of these places, especially at Ambrai , but talking about the food, well we found the best one at a relatively lesser known Cafeteria :

The Brewmen Cafe !

Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

You name anything – Tortillas , Club Sandwiches ,Shakes, Pizzas – each one was better than the other. A little exaggeration probably , but we kind of found an Urban Vegetarian’s paradise at Udaipur which, however was really difficult to locate, thanks to absence of adequate sign boards.

Fine then , it’s time to quickly take you all on a snapshot journey of the beautiful Udaipur :

Photo of Monsoon Palace, Sajjan Garh, Kodiyat, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of bagore ki haveli, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Hotel Gangaur Palace, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of bagore ki haveli, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Hotel Gangaur Palace, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Saheliyon Ki Bari, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Maharana Pratap Museum, Balicha, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Saheliyon Ki Bari, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Chetak Smarak, Balicha, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Chetak Smarak, Balicha, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Balicha, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Balicha, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of Jagdish Temple, Rajasthan State Highway 50, Near Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

On a lighter & concluding note, you might find it interesting to figure out that who’s aping whom in the following two photographs, clicked at almost same time & same location :

Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi
Photo of An unconventional take on the City of lakes – Udaipur ! by Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi

I hope you liked our journey through Udaipur.

Would love to hear your thoughts & feedback. Please do share the post if you found it interesting .

Namaste & Good bye till my next write up !!

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