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They agree that Rajasthan is regal

October 26, 2003

Rajasthan was the highlight of our monthlong trip in India ["Living Like Royalty in Rajasthan," Oct. 5]. Like writer Elizabeth Pope, we booked with an Indian tour company found on the Internet, selecting Concord Travels and Tours ( We were delighted by the attention to detail and the overall quality of the services provided.

We loved staying in maharajahs' palaces. Unlike the Popes, we had a wonderful experience at the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur. Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur also are not to be missed.

We avoided eating from the tired buffet dinners set out by the hotels for tourist groups. Instead, we ordered from the menus and ate family style.

We also felt totally secure and safe throughout our trip. India is a trip of a lifetime.

Fred and Marilee Karlsen

Marina del Rey

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