This online travel blog was one of the instalments of a series I wrote for ANOKHI magazine about non-resident Indians returning to India for vacation, highlighting tourist attractions and local culture. I also produced majority of the photos included in the series.

Appeared online for ANOKHI Media, Dec. 13, 2013

Settled around a man-made lake in the province of Rajasthan, the city of Udaipur is rich with palaces, palace-like hotels and examples of India’s history of kings, concubine and royal splendor.

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, still honours the rule of a Maharana, the current leader being Maharana Mahendra Singh Mewa. When in the city, his majesty resides in one of the 11 structures that make up the City Palace, Rajasthan’s largest palace complex, originally built in 1559 complete with gates large enough to welcome elephants. The main palace is also one of the city’s main attractions, allowing tourists to explore the numerous courtyards, narrow corridors, and various luxuries of royal living throughout the ages. There are even a few secret passageways to be discovered.

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