07.02.2015 - 07.02.2015 26 °C
Heading up to the rooftop restaurant in Udaipur we get the days breathtaking view of the lake and lake palace hotel.
After a coffee filled breakfast, we go to take a closer look at the lake. The lake terrace we hit is pretty bustling and the streets are packed with artistry and clothes. The view from the bottom of the lake is more spectacular and we spend a while taking in the view of boats, women washing clothes by the waters edge, arts displays and of courses cows! We also saw the most gorgeous puppies - which I could have easily taken home.
We walk around the two lakes in Udaipur and get the lay of the land. The streets are so terraced that once on street level you cannot see a lot as you basically look staight up to the sky. The lake walk is around 6kms and we got caught by Meenu, who runs s cooking class and sells spices etc. she is great business women albeit a little forceful and pushy. We get out of booking the class and say we might pop in on one of our other days as we have decided to spend the additional day in Udaipur.
After a long walk we head back to the hotel to arrange clothes washing which is desperately needed at this point. To wash essentially 20 days worth of clothing between us costs $16AUD which we are very happy to pay.
Walking around the City we head to a spectacular temple which is carved out of a single piece of stone. Walking around is peaceful and you get a sense of silence away from the busy streets. After a while spent we head out back to the hotel after a lot of walking to rest and get ready for dinner.
The rooftop restaurant at our guest house menu looks incredible. The have an awesome tandoor and the selection of Indian food is huge. I usually don't like eating at the same restaurant twice but given the views and food selection (and cold beer) it seems like a good choice.
Tonight we have chicken tikka skewers, mushroom and paneer skewers and Parathas. The food cooked in the tandoor is amazing the taste you get is smokey and the meet cooked to perfection.
After a satisfying meal and a few beers we head for w good nights rest.