After a day in Balasinor, we  started the four-hour drive to Udaipur.  If you’re curious why I came all the way to India for a 3 day trip during monsoon season, and why my tour guide was a royal, make sure you read my post explaining what prompted this adventure and my post on the 24 hours I spent in Dubai the day before arriving to India…


Udaipur is often called “the Venice of the East” and even during dreary and rainy monsoon season it was gorgeous.  As a result of the Prince’s generosity, we stayed at the lavish City Palace.



If you find yourself in Udaipur, I would highly recommend staying at the City Palace.  The entire palace was gorgeous and our room overlooked the water and the Lake Palace.



After getting settled in, we took a boat to the Lake Palace where the Prince (literally) rolled out the red carpet for our arrival and dinner at the Palace.


It was this beautiful backdrop where the last scene of the show was filmed at dinner, and ultimately, my girlfriend and the Prince decided that they wouldn’t pursue a romance, but that they would remain friends.


While the two finished filming their final interviews, I ate dinner and wandered around the gorgeous palace grounds which became illuminated at dusk.


Although it was a very brief stay, I LOVED Udaipur.  It was a lovely place, despite the terrible weather, so I can’t imagine how gorgeous it would be on a bright sunny day.  I will certainly make the trek here again on my next trip to India, whenever that may be.

With filming of the show finally over, and with only one day left before we had to head back to the States, we headed to Agra to see the Taj Mahal