It's been nearly a week since I posted, but I've been working here in India and it has been hard to get out and take pictures! I am in Udaipur in Rajasthan, near the village hospital we are building (see Raven Foundation), and it is simply stunning at this time of year.
I am not going to write at length on this post, but instead leave you with some pictures - this is the city of lakes and palaces, used in the shooting of the well-known James Bond film "Octopussy"; it is a magical place; the weather is perfect; the lakes have water after the monsoon; and everywhere you look, there are flowers.
Most notable is the bougainvillea ... which is everywhere ... and in every colour - ranging from white to the deepest red, but then there are many other flowers like those below, and I have no idea what they are! I'm sure some of you will know. This is definitely the time to visit, when the climate is kind and the city is in bloom.
I have been visiting the gardens too, when time permits, and if you're interested, you can check out the following links for posts written during my last visit in July. I will be posting again in the next few days, so do check in and in the meantime, you may be interested in the Gardens of Udaipur.
Fishing boats on the lake at sunset in Udaipur