We had an official trip to Udaipur. It was work plus leisure but of course, work was only 20% of it. I had organized the leisure part of it and another colleague the work part of it.
We boarded the train from Gurgaon station around 8 pm. The station basically sucks… it has 2 platforms and is in the interiors of Gurgaon and there is nothing to eat. Anyway, all our seats were separate since tickets were booked at the last moment. 5 of us got together and played a few card games but then everyone around was getting disturbed (at 10 pm!!!) and we had to stop. Udaipur arrived at 8 am and we headed to Trident. The property is close to Lake Pichola and is beautiful. We had a meeting on the 1st day and 2nd day was at leisure. After the meeting we headed to the vintage car show. The show had less than 10 cars and they charged us 150 bucks per head. Rip off. We then headed to the hotel and lounged in the pool. The hotel served great breakfast but the dinner was disappointing. The daal bhaati was not authentic… there was no laal maas and the desserts were very generic.
Next day we woke up at 6.30 am for a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Yep… all the lazy bums who wanted to sleep late were overruled and everyone was there. It was a good 45 mins ride. Udaipur is beautiful… there were even people swimming in the lake near the banks. And it was pleasant… even though it was sunny… it wasn’t hot.
We spent the rest of the day sightseeing- City Palace- beautiful… Sajjangarh Fort- amazing view of the Aravallis. Lunch was at 1559 which is a nice, quaint restaurant. We had our fill of laal maas and I was impressed. It is one of the places you would find in Goa.
The view around Lake Pichola
The pool where I spent a lot of time
The view from Sajjangarh Fort
It was good fun but I have been feeling under the weather… maybe because I spent a lot of time in the pool in the sun. I didn’t go for my run today because the heat is killing. I hope it starts raining soon… There is a half marathon in August and I need to atleast run 17-18 km before that.