There is no rush for today, and we extend another day at Devraj as other nice hotels around here could easily cost RS 1800 per night. Devraj lack a bit of character, but it's comfortable and affordable. We went for our breakfast cum lunch at Eiderlwiss (German backery). We have coffee (pretty decent) plus a chocolate cake and cheese cake. We met a couple from Germany, and we chatted quite a bit. They came here to escape the sad Autumn and Winter in Germany, to relax and enjoy wellness for a week in Udaipur. They show us the interior pictures of Ranakpur.
We went to the City Palace, and the museum cost RS 60 and the tour easily take 90 minutes. The palace is rather huge, with a single well planned route for tourist to explore. It has many pictures with description of the King, the war and the death of his favourite horse (Cateh). Palace always have big courtyard, medium-sized room and very narrow walkway and stairway (make defence easier as only one soldier may pass at a time).
Next stop is our boat ride, which is 15 minutes walk away from the museum palace's private jetty (RS 300), and paying RS 15 as access fee to some private section of the palace. A boar depart every 15 minutes, making a round from the City Palace to the town and make a u-turn before the pedestrian bridge to the opposite shore, passing by Amet Haveli and Lake Palace before stopping us at Jag Mandir.
Jag Mandir is a hotel on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola (the other hotel on the lake is Taj Lake Palace). It had a big restaurant and a even bigger garden, with a good view of the surrounding city and hills. It had a pretty sunset view where the sun sets among the layer of hills.;
We saw the jetty operator which was closed yesterday is open today, but I don't see any other boat touring the lake besides the palace's boat.