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SANCTUARY OF THE PAST Sunset over Udaipur's lakeside palaces might be the most picturesque sight in Rajasthan. Where the city meets the placid waters of Lake Pichola, these immense sandstone buildings offer a towering display of unmatched magnificence. Drenched in a flood of pink light, it's one of those perfect scenes that postcards cannot capture. To witness this magical view at its best, head to one of two island palaces that rise grandly out of the lake. One is the Jagniwas, better known as the Lake Palace island, and one of the sites of James Bond's exploits in Octopussy....

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