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Udaipur   2-5 days
Day 1
We started the day with a visit to the extensive and opulent City Palace complex which also houses a museum and a hotel.

The building has a couple of Sheesh Mahals with elaborate mirrors and coloured glasses on the ceiling, walls and even the floor (Thank God, it took my weight!). Another celebrated feature of the building is the grand Mor Chowk (Peacock Courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks.
 
Dancing Peacock - Click to enlarge
 
Dancing Peacock
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The Museum contains a wonderful collection of old Rajput weaponry including the suit of armour (along with his weapons it weighed a whopping 165 pounds!!!) worn by the most chivalrous of Rajputs, Maharana Pratap.
 
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Elephantine Deceit
His equally famous horse, Chetak's battle armour has an unusual feature - a fake elephant trunk. This was designed so that in battle the enemy horses would mistake it for an elephant and get intimidated by it, while the enemy elephants would hesitate to attack a baby elephant.

From the City Palace, we visited the Jagdish Temple with its impressive archway and after lunch we saw Lake Fateh Sagar before taking a stroll at the Pratap Smarak. It's a lovely park on a hill with Maharana Pratap's imposing black statue on top and offers a lovely view. Next stop was the beautiful garden Saheliyon ki Bari with its lotus pools and delicate marble cupolas and fountains.
Shekhavati
Udaipur Day 1 continued...
Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
Destinations
Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
Awards
People
Wildlife
Rural Bazaars
Music & Dance
Shopper's Paradise
Forts & Palaces
Fairs & Festivals
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