Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravalis, Udaipur, the ‘Venice of the East’ a beautiful old-word city, resting on Lake Pichola, is romantic and seductive. A former princely state, the city is overflowing with forts, palaces, temples and gardens dating back 500 years. The breathtaking City Palace towers over the lake, an imposing architectural gem with its abundant balconies towers and cupolas. In the centre of the lake lies the majestic Lake Palace Hotel, a 250 year old palace, seemingly floating on the water. Museums and galleries house ancient relics and modern art, whilst the bustling bazaars are teeming with handicrafts, pottery, jewellery, antiques and miniature paintings.