India

Winter, 2018

Udaipur

Udaipur is a popular tourist location in India. Known for its many royal palaces and lakes, the city comes with a lot of history, with much more to explore. City Palace itself could take an entire day to fully explore. The first thing that I noticed when I arrived was the prominent color of white in all of the buildings. The regularity of the building colors gave a sense of harmony throughout the entire city.


The city also offers many tranquil places to sit down and just relax. After traveling for many days in Dehli, it made me realize how rare silence truly is within such a bustling and vibrant city. It was great to sit down away from it all, and take a breath from being caught up in daily life.


One of my favorite of moments in Udaipur was when we went on a sunset boat ride on one of the lakes. Its a completely different experience than I used to experience when visiting Delhi - it was pure relaxation and bliss, watching the city shrink into the horizon as we approached a small island with a castle on it. The sunset was truly one of the most vibrant I've ever seen in my life - the entire sky lit up bright orange and pink; my entire family just stood on the edge and enjoyed.


Taking the boat ride back to the city was also great, as you could see the lights begin to grow in size and brightness as your approached. It was a weird feeling to see how vast and spread out it was, to be able to enjoy getting away from the city.