Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur – two hours of aesthetic pleasure

  “There is nothing much to see. The dance with fire show is in the evening. Click a photo jaldi (quickly), and I’ll take you to Moti Magri”. Our rickshaw driver obviously didn’t have a very high opinion of Bagore Ki Haveli. Perhaps he's seen too many palaces in the city he was lucky to live. ...read more »

The Stone Carvings of Jagdish Temple, Udaipur – unexpected effect

The Stone Carvings of Jagdish Temple, Udaipur – unexpected effect

  “I’m an artist. I’d like to show you my works”. Isn’t it a much better interpretations of the infamous “come to see my shop”. Needles to say, I wanted to see the works of art. Quite predictably, I ended up in a dreary shop full of lousy, mass-produced paintings of elephants, horses, tigers, peacocks and camels ...read more »

Udaipur City Palace quick facts and photos

Udaipur City Palace quick facts and photos

  The City Palace is undoubtedly a centerpiece of Udaipur, a city I’ve chosen to start my acquaintance with the state of Rajasthan. Unofficially known as Venice of the East and the City of Lakes, Udaipur has been on my radar for quite a while. Although it’s not listed as one of the most popular monsoon ...read more »

The greens and fountains of Saheliyon-ki-Bari – the Garden of Maidens in Udaipur

The greens and fountains of Saheliyon-ki-Bari – the Garden of Maidens in Udaipur

  The most cherished memory of the Ukrainian period of my life is looking after the flowering plants in my parents' garden (remember my roses? :)) That's why, no matter how strapped for time I may be when visiting a new city, I always try to include a park or garden into my list of things ...read more »