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Old 7th January 2011, 07:59   #16
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Great pictures!

Nice to see the lakes filled up. During our visit in August '09, the rains had arrived late so the bed was visible in some lakes!

Where all did you visit in Udaipur? Looking at the narrow lanes and our hectic 1-week driving, we'd hired an auto and asked him to take us everywhere.
First day we visited City Palace, Car museum and Shilpgram by auto. Next day we left early for Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur. While driving back I got used to driving in the narrow lanes. Third day we visited Nagda,EklingJi and Monsoon Palace.
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Really nice pics of the Palace. I liked the pic of Chetak the most. Awaiting more....
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More pics from City palace.









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Last set of pics from the Palace.









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After lunch we went to the car museum.

MB , model 180D, yr 1956, manf. - Germany




MB , model 190 Db, yr 1960, Germany




MB, 200, 1966, Germany




Cadillac, sedan 5 seater, 1938, USA




Cadillac, sedan 7 seater, 1938, USA

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Rolls Royce, 20 HP, 1924 , UK.







Rolls Royce, Phantom II 40 HP, 1934, UK






Rolls Royce, 20HP, 1930, UK








Buick Super, 1946, USA.

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Poor cousins of Amby, both were sharing one garage.

Morris, Tiger/Minor , UK.






Chevy Truck , 1946, USA.



Ford, jeep, 1942 , USA.
Need help here. Was Jeep ever under Ford? Or is it just jeep?




Vauxhall, it seems to have a sunroof too.




Coming up next - Fortified Kumbhalgarh and marble-ous Ranakpur
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Before starting on Kumbalgarh, some pics from Shilpgram fair.

Puppet show. One of the most amusing puppet show of my life.



Others





On day two in Udaipur we decide to visit Kumbalgarh and Ranakpur. They are more than 50 kms from Udaipur so we decide to take our car. We leave by 9 AM, feeling jittery by the thought of driving through the narrow lanes. But it required only one reverse. There seems to be some kind of tacit understanding amongst drivers.

Our friend here needs help, just as we touch the highway.
It seems royally confused





Still confused.


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So you thought it is Ladakh, eh ?







but hell! it's cold



First glimpse of the Kumbalgarh fort.

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View of the fort from outside. Walls are all you can see. The fort is now maintained by ASI.



Picture of a temple as you enter the gate. Inside the fortified walls there are many temples. It seems most of the construction happened in 2 phase, in different generations. If I remember correctly a few of the Jain temples belong to the era much before king Kumbha



Another of the temples.



Kumbhalgarh fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometers in length, which makes it the third longest in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran (wikipedia). Although in a restaurant, I did read that it is 2nd longest in the world. I guess Iran does not count.

A view of the wall. It is easily over 10 feet wide. Notice the wall on the far end of the hill.










More walls.

Don’t recall this. I guess the other side of it houses the kitchen etc.

More temples.

Watch tower.

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Badal Mahal (cloud palace) which is on the left after entering, is the newest construction in the whole fort. It is a bit of a climb before you reach it.

Climbing towards Badal Mahal.



Part of the hidden Badal Mahal.





Part of the Mahal



View from the top of the Mahal.

















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