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Posted on: Monday , Jul 20, 2009 At 12:24 PM

Udaipur Is World's Best City?!

In a surprise of sorts, Udaipur has topped the polls as the World's Best City in travel and leisure category. The poll was conducted by Travel+Leisure magazine, in which Udaipur ousted last year's winner Bangkok. Jaipur also features among the top 20. Incidentlly, neither of the two cities had made a mark in their last year's survey.


Other aspects of the survey included best airlines and best hotels. None of the Indian carriers made it to the top ten. Among the hotels, four properties from India made it to the top 100. Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra stood at number 28, sliding from 6th rank last year. Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and Rambagh palace in Jaipur are the other hotels from India.


See the complete list and survey results on Travel+Leisure website - http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2009/results.cfm?cat=cities


Incidentally, not every news about Udaipur in the recent past has been very good. Udaipur's famed lake, in which the lake palace is located, had run completely dry earlier this month. However, it seems to be raining well in those parts in last week, and the glory of the palace should be restored sooner or later. See pictures of the dry lake at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1199799/Indias-Palace-Lake-Palace-Mud-drought-takes-toll-romantic-resort.html

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