Photographer's Note

This Taj Lake Palace, in a romantic lakeside town of Udaipur has gained international fame for its stunning white marble hotel located in the middle of beautiful Lake Pichola, backdropped by the Arvalli Mountains. It is also the location where several scenes were shot for the movie Octopussy, the legendary James Bond film from the early 1980′s

The brilliant early morning sun rays has transformed this charming heritage hotel seemingly float on the lake to bright golden glow, like a fire in the desert sky. Not what you’d typically expect from the desert region of Rajasthan.

It serves as a reminder that Rajasthan is a world in its own, naturally raw and most of all, culturally rich. One day, Rajasthan’s secluded towns might be transformed into busy tourist hubs, and the tinge of authenticity will be gone.

My own dream is that this Jewel of Mewar stays still in time and that the future waits just a bit longer to arrive...

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