Panorama of the Week: Udaipur Market – Rajasthan, India

We’re often asked about our favorite markets. The panorama below puts you in the middle of one of them in Udaipur, India.

When we visited Purani Subzi Mandi, the old vegetable market at Udaipur’s Delhi Gate, it was a warm day which would cook up gray skies that eventually opened up to rain. But before all this, we spent time with vegetable vendors and basket weavers, moms and kids. It’s no secret that we love street markets, a typical first stop when we arrive somewhere new. Markets help us get a feel for the people, the energy and the culinary pulse of a place.

This was no different. The whole scene was so perfectly representative of India’s notoriously colorful Rajasthan state.

360-Degree Panorama: Fresh Market in Udaipur – Rajasthan, India

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Comments

  1. says

    Love your panorama shot of the market. How do you do that? It’s sooooo cool! I love markets too, it’s always the first place to go, not only to get a little food to have at “home” but to visit and observe. I’m always impressed at how happy some people are, not matter their circumstances, and how grumpy some are, not matter how much money…..I just ran across your FB page and this website. I’ll be back. I’m heading out in May for a RTW trip myself, and reading up on how others do it is great fun.

  2. says

    @Sherry: Markets do indeed provide lessons in humanity as you’ve alluded to. As for the panoramas, we take a series of images with an ultra-wide angle fisheye lens and stitch them together with some software called Autopano Giga. Nice to see you here. Enjoy your RTW trip planning. Any questions, let us know. We have a little experience with that.

    @Kiran: Glad you liked it. I could play around all day at that market in Udaipur. Pretty incredible place.

  3. Pooja Singh says

    I must say that visiting these market is definitely a lifetime experience. Its so much messy there and crowd is totally out of control. But still i love visiting these markets.

  4. says

    @Pooja: Visiting markets like this are usually the highlight of our travels. We also love the colors, activity, energy and people!

    @Dennis: Glad you also are a fan of the market in Udaipur!

  5. says

    @Mallikka: Yes, I imagine this would be quite different in the monsoon. Even when we were there we had to move quickly to avoid rains and the streets quickly filled with water.

    @Puru: Yes, you need to get a fisheye lens (i.e., 8mm) and stand in one spot and take 4 photos at 90-degree angles. Then we use software – Autopano Giga and PanoTour – to stitch the images together and make the “tour” you see above.

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