Monday, 3 December 2012

UDAIPUR, INDIA, II

Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar, is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India famous for its lakes and palaces. A current tourist favorite, especially for up-market Westerners, it was a backdrop for numerous movies including the James Bond flick "Octopussy". Udaipur is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan" (a reference to Dal Lake) and not without reason. Tourists flock to this enchanting old and modern town in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, which offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valour and chivalry.

This is a post in the Mellow Yellow Monday meme,
and also in the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.







9 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

How wonderful colours ! Loved this journey very much. Thank you. Please have a good new week ahead.

Andrea said...

Those sari are really very colorful and looks hot too. I wonder what is the temperature in that area. When i saw the hot dresses of Indian women, and tightly draped on their bodies, i thanked God i was not born there this time, it really looks very hot!

lorik said...

Beautiful and varied collection of orange images! Those women look stunning against that backdrop.
Thank you for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Kathy said...

Love all the gorgeous orange. But what in the world is the second photo?

Jesh St Germain said...

Such colorful scenes! Love the sari's and the flowers:)

Chris Twyman and Angela said...

such richness in simplicity

maria said...

Beautiful photos! Happy MOM.

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Luna Miranda said...

ah, the colors of India. love your photo of the 2 women on the bridge and the flower vendor.

Jane said...

A pleasure to view your work-warm, clear and calming