Travel | Udaipur & Jodphur in 72 Hours
Delhi, like Biryani, is cooked with many spices. A rich mixture of cultures and religions over time to become the exotic city of today. Chandni Chowk, previously known, as Shahjahanabad was the last city built by emperor Shah Jahan before the modern Delhi of today existed. Shahjahanabad was a centre of trade, with the king’s fort i.e. Red fort that was an example of the true craftsmanship of the Mughal times. Next, to River Yamuna, this walled city celebrated Urdu and Persian poetry, painting, music, food, textiles and jewellery, thus becoming a cultural hub of those times. We have always felt that Delhi is a melting pot of cultures, i.e Persian, Urdu, Punjabi and English. This city today has shops; artisans and artists from all these cultures that have co-existed for over three centuries.
Then there is Udaipur, commonly known as the city of lakes, it is so much more. With its lanes of little shops, colourful facades, sunsets, and charming Indian faces. A weekend getaway from Delhi, Udaipur could be perfect for someone looking to dive deep into the culture of Rajasthan. We curated a mini guide offering the best of Udaipur for a creative traveler including cafes, shops, and palaces! Further, visit Jodhpur, not just for it's indigo painted houses, but for its stepwells, 'Laal Maas' ( Indian meat delicacy) and vintage shops. Jodhpur is also known for its royal family who continue to stay in the palace today and one would feel like they have been transported back into the 19th century India walking through the old city centre.
See how we not only roam through these cities but also how we have helped create some wonderful travel stories.
The City of Lakes - Udaipur
City Palace tour
A Boat ride to Jag Mandir | Monsoon Palace
Around Bara bazaar for local shopping of miniature paintings and silver jewellery
Udai Art Cafe for Coffee
The Blue City - Jodhpur
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Stepwell Cafe - Part of the Raas Hotel | Chokelao bagh- this has two restaurants. One of which is fine dining and only serves dinner. The other is a garden restaurant which serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine served as a buffet lunch.
Drink on the terrace of Raas hotel restaurant which overlooks the Mehrangarh fort.
Sheesh Mahal- right next to Pal haveli, ideal for coffee lovers.
Mishralal - Try the lassi, mirchi vada and kachori which are a delight.
Via Jodhpur- right opposite Raas. Perfect for Kamalan
M.R Juti- cool local design artisan able to make custom items within 24 hours.
Laxman -art- painter and vintage photo restorer. Super cool and unexpected for what is available in the rest of the city.
Shri Manglam - an inexpensive delight for textile lovers. Creates bags, potlis and pouches.
Om Ganesh export house.- Set over 2 floors, its the perfect Alladins cave for vintage and antique finds.
Walk from Raas untill Mehrangarh fort and you will see an array of shops selling turbans, jewellery and bandini
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