Saturday 03.02.2018: Udaipur - Jaipur
Drive to Lake Pichola where some people did their first camel ride at Fadeh Sgar. Others chose to ride a horse, but this was more like sitting on a horse for 5 minutes. It actually made me think about these pony rides children do. Lunch at Pizza Hut in the Lake City mall. Drive to the City Palace Udaipur where we had a guided visit for about 1 hour (up and down many steps). Boat trip on Lake Pichola - really worthwhile because you get the complete picture. The ladies were begging for shopping. Alice and Julia bought a whole regiment of bananas and almost had them all ate by a huge 50 years old smart elephant who was smelling all the bananas. We gave 3 bananas but he wanted the whole thing. Funny is that the elephant recognizes if what he is getting is food or a currency bill! Dinner at Sikh restaurant (the owner had a turban and was pretty well fed - we were told that Sikh men are not allowed to cut their hair. Julia ill. Walk to the railway station and took our seat/beds C2 at 1045 pm. It was a good confusion, because we switched places; the beds were reserved but we were not together. Finally at 1am we were settled.
Sunday 04.02.2018: Jaipur
Arrival in Jaipur at 7:15 am, then to the hotel Central Royal Orchid. Due to our very early arrival we had to wait for our rooms until 10:30 am to be ready. In the meantime we had breakfast. Julia decided to rest a day and the others left at 11am to visit the Astronomical Observatory of Jaipur and the the Royal Jaipur Mahraja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust. Lunch at a touristy place (good food for us, with a cup of wine). Some women went for shopping at a street market and they came with an auto-rickshaw, which did a big detour in the city, supposedly not knowing where our hotel was. We all prepared for the wedding that was scheduled for tonight, but our presence was cancelled. At 7:30 pm dinner at "Spice House" (classified as the best restaurant in Jaipur for hygiene and cleanliness).