|Interiors adorned with artifacts...|
I don't know why but I or probably we both would say that the best part of our fantastico Udaipur trip was our hotel. Udaipur is the land of few of the most expensive hotels in the world. As much as we would have loved to experience those, but they were simply way out of our budget. A night's stay at Udaivillas would probably be equivalent to the total expenses of our next trip! Anyways what we needed was no brand name but a fantastico experience. And luckily, our stay turned to be one!
I so wish I would have been born in the Rajput era! Who knows may be I also would have been the heir to one such palace! Then such kind of property would have funded my travelling expenses and I would not have to earn :D Is there any harm in day dreaming? I bet not! I want a fantastico life anyway whether in the real or dream world. Coming back to my senses, more about our fabulous hotel.
Our hotel was situated almost on the banks of Lake Pichola. All the major tourist attractions were in its vicinity...the City Palace, Bhagore ki haveli, Jagdish Temple, etc etc. Not only that but the jetty for the ferry ride to the lake was also walking from there!
The interiors of the place tried to strike a balance between modernity and heritage while trying to preserve the ethnicity of their family. Beautiful lamps, gigantic thrones, silver furniture etc adorned the lobbies of various floors. There were various artifacts from wars: swords, shields, daggers and even miniature cannons. Some of them sent a chill down my spine. And the best part was of course the roof top pool overlooking the Lake Pichola.
We had breakfast on the roof top gazing the lake. While checking out we also met the owner of the place. A navy officer by profession, he was very welcoming. So not only our stay was fantabulous but our host was fantastico too! Anyways this place would remain the highlight of our trip!!
|bamboos and lanterns....|
|The lobby with hints of Rajasthani furnishings...Vintage furniture with dollops of Colour...|
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.
Blue top and White skirt: Mango
Red Dress: Globus
Purse: Vintage Prada
Booties: from Bangkok