Taj is Taj!

lemon pants summer 2013

Hiya Everyone, πŸ™‚

Every evening there is a cultural programme that takes place at the Lake Palace. We attended it yesterday and going to attend it today as well. Β It is a stunning dance and singing performance by the local artists. You know all these little things from our culture makes travel in India such an enrichingΒ experienceΒ  My friend, Richa and I got so engrossed in the performance that the dancers pulled us on the stage to dance with them. πŸ˜› We had a ton of fun last evening.

Then we decided to go to Udaivilas for dinner. It is an Oberoi property situated on the bank of Lake Pichola. It is a stunning property but not a heritage one as the Taj Lake Palace. Oberois have built it to perfection…to make it look like a grand palace. We spent a bit of time shopping at their arcade. Later we moved to have dinner at their Chandni restaurant. The moment we entered, we felt something was not right. The waiters were courteous but they lacked warmth. The place felt stuffy. Within 2 minutes of sitting at the table, all four of us decided to go back to Taj for dinner. It was strange that none of us wanted to stay back. We had not discussed anything among us. All we wanted was to go back. We could not exactly pin point but something just didn’t feel right.

After going to Udaivilas you realize how amazingly Taj has mastered the art of hospitality. The moment you enter Taj, the staff gets attentive towards the guests. The smiles never leave their faces. They go beyond their limits to extend their hospitality. We got late for dinner, still Taj’s staff stayed up till late at night to give us the most amazing dining experience. Everything felt right once we were back. The air , the people , the food and the feel…everything was just right.

And you know, when you have an option of staying on the lake in a heritage palace, why stay at the shore of the lake in a look-alike palace? πŸ™‚

Btw , just to let you know that our trips are not paid. And no one asked me to write this post. I just had to.


silver heels


arm swag

The beautiful dancer, Rekha stole the show
The culture
All set for dinner!
At the Bhairo restaurant last night.. peaceful and happy
Welcome to Rajasthan!
Welcome to Rajasthan!
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at the monsoon palace, the little sweet surprise by the hotel
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with Richa… how pretty is she. : )
Had fun dosa for breakfast, went to an art shop after visiting the monsoon palace, and last night.. me just like that : )
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Me standing very high on top of udaipur at monsoon palace, Richa mixing florals and leopard, today’s boat ride

Outfit :

Top : House of blondie
Pants, Shoes, Zara
Clutch: Accessorize

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30 Responses to Taj is Taj!

  1. Pingback: Outfit of the Day : Lemon Pants, Snake Print Top - Indian Makeup, Beauty and Fashion Blog

  2. Neha S. says:

    the blue top is simply fabulous and looks refreshing with the yellowtrousers!

  3. Akshara says:

    Hey Rati! I absolutely love your blog! You write delightfully well and your fashion sense is is beyond comparison. You’re one of the few people who can carry out a variety of looks so effortlessly and beautifully πŸ™‚ Just thought to let you know that you have another ardent fan! Have a good trip!

  4. lovely and elegant outfits πŸ™‚ and ur fre is pretty indeed πŸ™‚

  5. yashashree says:

    <3 totally in love with ur top n ur pretty friend Richas' flats……..

  6. Leez says:

    I love those shoes! The whole outfit actually but mostly the shoes.. Are they comfortable? Must. Get. Them if they’re available for my tiny size 3 feet. You’re lucky to have friends who travel with you; its more fun that way.

    • Rati says:

      thanks leez. yeah the shoes are super comfy. The heel is not too high. I agree. The trip turned out to be the awesomest because we were travelling with our friends. πŸ™‚

  7. Pia says:

    Sweety.. I hv nt been commenting lately cos so bz with home n work.. Bt im definitely checking out ur pics of udaipur n ur ootds.. I had to had to comment today.. U r looking fabulous.. Lemon yellow pants!! U r carrying it off so so amazingly.. I cud never dream to wear tht color.. Bt seeing u is a total confidence booster.. I actually went ahead n bought myself a anarkali in yellow n it looked great on me.. Thanks to u.. Hehe.. U r totally rocking this look.. Soo chic!! Ur hair looks gorgeous.. Ur fren n u definitely makes a vry pretty pic.. Cos u both r soo beautiful πŸ™‚
    im glad u r liking udaipir.. We went thr in oct 2011 n cherish those memories till now.. Its soo beautiful.. The sunset over lake pichola makes the most beautiful sight ever.. Evn i hv a pic like tht at the monsoon palace.. U dint go to city palaca na? Its really amazing.. The boat rides r awesome.. N i too loved jag mandir.. Ur pics r bringing back fond memories.. My hubby n i plan to go back thr soon.. Udaipur os close to his heart cos hes a rajput.. U n i are both punjus married to rajputs.. Lol!! Well tk cr.. N enjoi ur trip to the fullest.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      so good to see your comment pia. yeah i dint go to the city palace. I was totally digging the spa. πŸ˜› I loved jag mandir too. We had dinner there the other night. You know raveena tondon got married there. πŸ˜€ Thank you. and I’d love to see your anarkali. :))

      hihih that’s a good thought. πŸ˜€ Had a fab trip. Back to delhi. Would be sharing more pics in coming post. πŸ™‚

  8. Ritu R says:

    wow Rati… I’m totally smitten by the first pic…. I can never in my dreams see myself wearing a lemon yellow, anywhere on me, let alone a full trouser! hats off! and the snake print looks so cool!
    nice piccys πŸ˜€

  9. Ushma says:

    Okay now I am tempted to go and stay at Lake Palace for a few days, if that is not too weird for me πŸ™‚ Totally agree on the food and hospitality of Taj though!
    Loved those yellow pants! So apt for the season πŸ™‚

  10. Nidhi says:

    Such Cutieee Pictures… Rekha ji -aapki friend aur dancer dono very very pretty.. You look such a cutie pie in that orange skirt ..:*

  11. Nidhi says:

    Ohho she is Richa not Rekha πŸ˜› .. *me ghonchu*

    • Rati says:

      thanks nidhi. :)) man that rekha was totally flirting with her eyes. You just couldnt stop staring at her. πŸ˜›

  12. Esha says:

    Rati dear, you can carry any color with equal elan… how chic those yellow pants and the nake top look! πŸ™‚ you are getting more gorgeous every day.. πŸ˜‰ kudos to sanjeev ji for amazing photography.. i especailly loved your dance pic with rekha.. πŸ™‚ and the place is stunning.. loved this post..keep’em coming πŸ™‚

  13. Surabhi says:

    Hi Rati..

    I swear by Taj’s hospitality. Nothing can beat them. I think the group is owned by the legendary Tatas and that explains their philosophy of work.

    Your pics are amazing and the last pics are the best. Richa is indeed beautiful.. she looks so fresh..! But you, my darling, are the best..! πŸ˜€ and my pick of the day would be your pic with the blue stole.. standing tall wala.. πŸ˜€ and Sanjeevji.. we are dying to see your snaps at shutter snap!!!

    • Rati says:

      Thanks surabhi. I agree she is very bful. :))

      Would ask sanjeev to update his shutter snapper. it’s been a while. πŸ™‚

  14. Dita says:

    Wow, looks nice!

  15. Bhumika says:

    Very pretty…I loved the combo..

  16. Shai says:

    So pretty! I’m running out of adjectives to describe you…and the places you visit!

  17. Sarah says:

    Love your style and love your LIFE!!!! I recently went to india and one of our wish list was to go to Lake Palace but unfortunately we were on a time crunch and had to cross it out. Thank you for the post.

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