10th October 2014 – Udaipur, India
The road and the crowd, gave away slowly as thedesert rose in prominence, like a sunrise over a palace.Only the sight of the humps of a dromedary stole my time,And their eyes, full of life. Sans prejudice. Sans Malice.
I am yet to find a place which can be both enchanting, and yet personally depressing, than Udaipur.
But before that, about the way. Gujarat continued to impress me with its amazing highways, and I zipped the NH8 from Ahmedabad to Udaipur. And no sooner had I entered Rajasthan, I started to see camels all over the place. Having seen cows everywhere in India, this was a welcome change, especially since I didn’t get to see even one during my trips to UAE and Qatar. And oh, those long-necked guys really cut a cute caricature anywhere you see them!
And I reached Udaipur by lunch, despite spending a lot of time clicking Camels on the way. What greeted me was one of the most enchanting, and charming places that I have come across in India. The buildings, the Pichola lake, and even all the restaurants, were regal. Regal because everything was shaped like a palace. There was romance oozing through the walls onto even the smallest of havelis (streets).
And hence, the depression. Everybody comes here to celebrate honeymoons or conjugal bliss. What on earth am I doing alone here?