Thursday, July 16, 2009

Travel Notepad - Udaipur, "The World's Best City for Travellers"

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Weekend getaway in Rajasthan.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

In July, 2009, an online poll by Travel+Leisure magazine voted Udaipur, a Rajasthani lake town about a night’s train journey away from Delhi, as the “world’s best city for travellers.”

Now, now, the credibility of online polls must always be taken with a barrel of salt. But The Delhi Walla, who spent a June weekend in Udaipur, could understand the sincerity of that poll. Yes, the city is pretty. Ditto, its people. But perhaps what makes Udaipur ‘best’, and entertaining, is its Indian English, a language that is not foreign to us Delhiwallas. Check out the pictures.


Holy ATM

Holy ATM!

'Chienese'

Chienese!

All's possible!

Women Only!

Learn to 'Relex'

Relex!

Restaurant-cum-'Massage' Center!

Massage Center!

'Propsperous', at Udaipur's international airport!

Propsperous!

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

Somewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

Somewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

Somewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

And now why Udaipur's so lovelySomewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

Somewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

A 'Typical' Rajput Man

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

A 'Typical' Rajput Woman

And now why Udaipur's so lovely

Somewhere in Udaipur, Rajasthan

3 comments:

Rima Kaur said...

i love the last pic.
"barrel of salt" :D

heena said...

Off source, its not always the rivers, hills, beaches that make a city 'best'... sometimes its more of a fun to explore a city through its alleys. I'm sure you were looking for that fun, Mayank.
And, the pictures were admirable.. some, off course with a pinch err.. barrel of salt;)

Rajiv said...

ab to jaanaa pade ga jiiiiiiii
nice pics yaar

get well jaldi yaarrrrrrrr