Off Season Tourist - India Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Two weeks in India, 2003 Notes from the Off Season Tourist
Udaipur - day 2
Monsoon Palace and more lounging at the pool...

On our second day in Udaipur, we actually ventured into the city instead of staying at the hotel for the entire day, as we easily could have done. We strolled through the City Palace and then through the streets of Udaipur. We bought some leather-bound journals (camel leather!) and some lovely paintings. I also bought a pair of leather sandals (again, camel). We commented on how everything seemed to be made from camel leather and were offered the chance to visit the camel leather factory. We declined without giving it much thought! We strolled around buying books, wall hangings and silver earrings. It was in Udaipur that I bought my first book on how to speak Hindi.

Marcus and I returned to the hotel for another leisure-filled afternoon of hot tubs and drinks by the pool. We left the hotel around 5 pm to go up to the Monsoon Palace in time for sunset. The Palace was abandoned centuries ago when they realized it was too difficult to pump water up to the palace. It now serves as a weather station and is occupied by one or two guards. The following are pictures from the Monsoon Palace.


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