TRAVEL STORY: Die Reise. The journey. Udaipur.

Rajasthan is part of the golden triangle, which many foreign tourists explore, the very first moment they land in India. Golden triangle is mainly New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan. Udaipur is one of the cities in Rajasthan. It is also called lake city of India. Lake Pichola, Fateh sagar and Udai sagar are the popular lakes in Udaipur but there are more. It is also popular for destination weddings. 

In this photo series I try to capture the essence of few days we spent together. some memories and stories. This was sometime in December 2016.

 Lake pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Lake pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan

 the other view of lake Pichola

the other view of lake Pichola

Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.
— Andy Weir, The Egg
 The view at our couch surfing place. This place was a farm I like staying there for a night. But it was too far from city so we moved to a hostel later. 

The view at our couch surfing place. This place was a farm I like staying there for a night. But it was too far from city so we moved to a hostel later. 

 Quite contrasting. 

Quite contrasting. 

 I was trying to shoot her when she was not looking. She looked. She is Greta.

I was trying to shoot her when she was not looking. She looked. She is Greta.

 Enjoying the sun. She caught me. She is Lea. 

Enjoying the sun. She caught me. She is Lea. 

 It was just an excuse to touch the water. 

It was just an excuse to touch the water. 

 Greta went back to do a transaction of five rupees. Most of us would not go back for that amount after a day.

Greta went back to do a transaction of five rupees. Most of us would not go back for that amount after a day.

 Just hanging around at the palace..

Just hanging around at the palace..

 Lea takes a moment for herself. 

Lea takes a moment for herself. 

 This was Greta's moment. 

This was Greta's moment. 

 Mandatory mirror shot. 

Mandatory mirror shot. 

Inside the city palace there is a passage which gives the vibe of a assylum, like Arkham. If you don't know what Arkham is, google. I told her and she gave me the perfect impressions. 

STARE

It is not easy being a woman. Let alone being a traveling young white woman in India. I have traveled a bit outside India. Solo traveling girls are scared to come to India. I tell them it is not that bad, but deep inside I know the dangers. We need to educate our young generation to learn and respect women.

 When on budget light a bidi. Indian hand rolled cigar. Not. 

When on budget light a bidi. Indian hand rolled cigar. Not. 

 Walking fiercely through the empty road. She is almost 5"10 and growing. 

Walking fiercely through the empty road. She is almost 5"10 and growing. 

 Lea did that. She kept getting lost in her own world. Greta reads a book on her iPhone. Don't ask me how. 

Lea did that. She kept getting lost in her own world. Greta reads a book on her iPhone. Don't ask me how. 

 Greta constantly kept writing. She even had a list of people she needed to send postcards to. Who sends postcards these day? She did. 

Greta constantly kept writing. She even had a list of people she needed to send postcards to. Who sends postcards these day? She did. 

 Just staring at the setting sun. 

Just staring at the setting sun. 

 She said something I can't remember. She always said wise things. Beyond her age. 

She said something I can't remember. She always said wise things. Beyond her age. 

 View from our hostel in Udaipur. We drank old monk and played cards till late. I can't remember the game anymore. we also met a random English guy who kept losing and got wrecked. 

View from our hostel in Udaipur. We drank old monk and played cards till late. I can't remember the game anymore. we also met a random English guy who kept losing and got wrecked. 

 Our next destination was Pushkar. We decided to walk till the train station. Bahnhof, the German word for it. I remeber. 

Our next destination was Pushkar. We decided to walk till the train station. Bahnhof, the German word for it. I remeber. 

 We made it there after about 35 min walk. Snacks for the journey. Train was till Ajmer, took about 8+ hours. 

We made it there after about 35 min walk. Snacks for the journey. Train was till Ajmer, took about 8+ hours. 

 Everyone look-away pose. I said. They were good at posing. #sarcasm

Everyone look-away pose. I said. They were good at posing. #sarcasm

After the train got us Ajmer. We ate some food and walked again till the bus station. A drunk rickshaw guy kept bothering us. He followed us for good five minutes. The moment I said,' Bhag ja, maar khayega," he vanished in thin air. Apparently I don't look Indian enough, story to be written or filmed about some other time. We took a local bus till Pushkar took us about 20 minutes. I walked with them till their hotel and I bid adieu. Until next time. 

A few more at the bottom.

Auf Wiedersehen!