The Queen was here in the 60s, Roger Moore (as James Bond) in the 80s and so was I, again 30 years later. The hotel was fortunately located right next to the imposing city palace and the lake and so the paths were not far. I explored the beautiful palace inside as well as outside and let myself be carried away to a boat tour. So I could, still a bit battered, relax and take a picture.
In Udaipur it was also time to say goodbye to the comfortable cab tourism. It was the final stop with Ahmed, my driver. We had warmed up to each other late, but eventually we got along quite well and he was less skeptical about me being an unmarried single traveler in my early 40s. He got his well-deserved tip and we even said goodbye with a short hug.