Talk:Udaipur

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tarasnake 04:21, 7 January 2012 (EST)tarasnake No ides why extraordinary experience was deleted by a gardener from manhattan

My occupation is not at issue, nor is where I come from. As I said (more briefly) in my editing summary, you need to click this link and read it: Tour. However, I think External links#What not to link to is actually more relevant. Now, taking a third look (having discovered that most of the buttons on your site are currently non-functional, at least in my browser), I think the biggest problem is that your listing and your page are both confusing. If you can write a listing that actually describes, briefly but clearly, what the retreats consist of, it might be OK. However, if your site eventually becomes a portal, it will run afoul of the external links policy.
All the best,
(WT-en) Ikan Kekek 04:47, 7 January 2012 (EST)

thanks for the tips... i m still a garden walker in wiki tarasnake 07:43, 9 January 2012 (EST)tarasnake from the article i guess i should remove the booking aspect which is actually free or registration form in web site...

Soul Meet Cafe[edit]

It looks like this place has closed down, according to the directions (big green building next to walking bridge?). The place looked abandoned as of June 2012.

Thanks. I have removed it for now. If it turns out to be open after all, hopefully, someone can reinstate.

Here is the listing:

Tasks[edit]

Source material for a pagebanner?

This seems like a pretty weak Guide article right now. I just did a bunch of detouting in the "Sleep" section, but I am guessing that there are other sections that should be looked at with an eye toward possible detouting or/and copy editing. But what's obvious at a glance is that there is no pagebanner, and for an article in which hotels want to tout all kinds of panoramic views of the Old City, palaces, havelis, lakes, and the nearby Aravali mountain range, there are precious few images. So anyone who would like to make a nice pagebanner (conceivably from the horizontal panorama which — until I deleted it — was stuck, barely visible as a default-sized thumbnail with with no caption showing on the page, although there might well be a better source for a banner than this) would be doing a world of good, or you could choose to read one section of the article for possible copy editing and detouting, or insert one or two great images you found on Commons. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Udaipur now has a nice pagebanner, but Udaipur Division has none. Would this be useful source material for a banner for that page? Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:14, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Deletions[edit]

I'm unsure whether all of these deletions improved the article. I do think that some of the deleted prose was too purple, but I have doubts that the best solution was to delete all of it. I don't think we want to make the tone or our articles too dry. Was this really bad?

Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar, is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India famous for its lakes and palaces. A current tourist favorite, especially for up-market Westerners, it was a backdrop for numerous movies including the James Bond flick "Octopussy".

Udaipur is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan" (a reference to Dal Lake) and not without reason. Tourists flock to this enchanting old & modern town in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, which offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake, along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls.

Perhaps Udaipur isn't called any of those nicknames; I don't really know. But a bit of promotion for why a city is a good place to consider visiting is not a bad thing, if the city deserves the praise.

What do you all think? Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:05, 8 March 2015 (UTC)