"I was conscious that I was experiencing something unforgettable, one of those magical moments which we only understand when it has passed. I was entirely in the present, with no past, no future, absorbed in experiencing the morning, the music, the sweetness and the unexpected prayer. I entered a state of worship and ectasy and gratitude for being in the world. I understood once again that the grandeur of God reveals itself through simple things."
The moment we arrived in Udaiper, I knew that it was something special. It's said to be the most romantic place in India (Javed, my guide and a local, maintains that it is the best city on earth), but maybe the reason I fell in love with Udaiper is because of its proximity to Lake Pichola. As a Cancer, I'm always at my happiest when I'm near water.
The first day in Udaipur, I followed the "usual" tourist agenda. In the morning, I had henna painted on my hand and arm.
Later I was invited to an Indian wedding reception. Marvelous.
I capped off the night drinking whiskey on a rooftop, watching fireworks (from the wedding reception) on the other side of Lake Pichola.