Gangaur Ghat in Udaipur seems to be where all the action is – we stayed in Hotel Tiger which is right next to Bagore ki Haveli and Pichola Lake. It was also right across to Edelweiss, a very popular and old German Bakery. We missed having breakfast there, maybe next time.
We did not get to explore the Bagore ki Haveli, but attended the superb dance and music show later in the evening. Do not miss it if you happen to visit – it has women dancing in ghoonghat, with pots of fire and one lady even did a dance with 13 pots on her head!
Post the show, we googled for the best place to have dinner around, we did not want to walk much. Sun and Moon Cafe showed up and we decided to hit it. Udaipur has the culture of converting every haveli into a heritage hotel and every available terrace into a cafe or a restaurant. Most restaurants you will find in the prime areas will be ‘rooftop’ with a good/average view of the surrounding lakes, Pichola in this case. Sun and Moon offers a pretty good view, I have added photos that I could take with my phone.
The restaurant is on the fourth floor and has two additional, higher levels if I am not wrong. It was teeth chattering cold when we reached around 0930 pm so we sat inside only. The place seemed to be deserted when we arrived, but quickly a couple of families arrived.
5 minutes later, he appeared with hot tea. I sipped it a little bit – it was suitably hot and warmed me instantly. The tea was just about right, and was a good start. The soup arrived shortly with the pakodas and we got munching. The pakodas were well made, with a touch of ajwain, just like wife makes at home.
We ordered rotis and mix veg for our main course. In hindsight, we could have skipped this as we were already feeling full. The mix veg was also very average, even we could have whipped up better stuff. A mundane end to otherwise what was a very good meal.