Sunrise in Udaipur, India

My family and I arrived last night in Udaipur, India. We had a long, eventful day driving from Jaipur through Rajasthan, the Land of Kings. Mountainous with both a good expressway and narrow highway under heavy construction, Rajasthan has a magical landscape. Amid the verdant fields and orchards, flowering greenery, desolate hills, dry forests and village life on full display, we encountered a rainstorm rare in this semi-arid region and were almost hit by a bus.

Fortunately, we made it to Udaipur safely and enjoyed a spectacular view at sunrise on the Lake Pichola waterfront. Here are a few photos from the old city looking across Lake Pichola and the City Palace. It looks even better in person!

A panoramic view of Udaipur from the Lake Pichola Hotel.


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Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

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