Dudh Talai is a pretty lake on the southeast side of Lake Pichola. Located in the southern side of Shiv Niwas Palace, the stream adds to the picturesque triangle with Pichola on one side, Dudh Talai on the second and M.L Verma Garden on the third. The Manikya Lal Verma Garden built on Machala Magra (hill) near Dudh Talai pond is a paradigm of contemporary architectural art. Stroll the garden, take in a panoramic view of Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir, Lake Palace and City Palace. Climb up Machala Magra and you will find a Karni Mata temple with a white stone idol of the goddess inside it.
Explore its lovely rock garden and witness a spectacular sunset over Lake Pichola. The place gives you a tranquil view of the lakes and Udaipur city on its banks. Another attraction for visitors is Rajasthan’s first musical fountain manufactured by Yagnik Mechanical Engineering Works.
The best place to catch a spectacular sunset in Udaipur is this beautiful garden near Dudh Talai pond. Musical fountain shows have also made this sunset point popular. In addition, there is a ropeway connecting the garden to Karni Mata Temple. After daylong sightseeing on Lake Pichola, conclude your trip with a breathtaking sunset view from Dudh Talai, followed by a pleasant stroll in the rock garden.
Sajjan Niwas garden or the Gulab Bagh with an area of 100 acres is perhaps the biggest and best garden in India. Apart from the trees, flowerbeds and a zoo, the garden also has a museum to boast of. The museum, originally known as Victoria Hall Museum, was well known for its collection of antiques and curios. It has now been shifted to Karan Vilas Mahal within the City Palace complex. There is also a public library attached to the garden, which has large volumes and illustrated manuscripts on Indology, Archaeology, and History. The museum, the library and a reading room are all located inside the Victoria Hall. In the month of Shravan (Jul/Aug) a fair is held here on every Monday.
Sahelion ki Badi
Sahelion-ki-Badi is a small ornamental garden, just adjoining the east of the embankment of Fatehsagar lake was constructed in its present form by Maharana Fateh Singh after the original garden had been washed away on account of the breach of its old embankment. This unique garden made for Princess & Queen.
A profusion of flowers, well laid court-yards and lotus-pool studded with water fountains guarded by four marble elephants—each elephant sculptured out of a single piece of stone—will feast the eyes of visitors. Spacious and well maintained lawns beautified by blooming flowers and the setting of huge groves of trees present a spectacular sight to enjoy.
The fountains at Saheliyon Ki Bari give a marvelous feeling of rain without monsoon. The technique of operating the fountains is energy conserving and oriented upon the gravitational force principle. When the fountains are in their showery action creating rain-like sounds, white elephants emit water through their lovely trunks on lotus leaves, water rains down the circular eaves of the chhatri standing in a huge water pool—visitors find themselves amidst the rain-like scenes and atmosphere to be seen, believed and enjoyed. The garden has assumed the attraction of one of the glamour spots of the city for cine-film-shooters and has contributed considerably to the scenic beauty of a number of film pictures.
Rajeev Gandhi Park
Rajeev Gandhi Park is fast becoming a major tourist and local attraction because of its unique look and strategic location. Beautiful lakes and gardens are the hallmark of Udaipur. Be it quality or quantity, Udaipur is way ahead. The distinguished feature of gardens here is that most of them are made in locations where even the concept of a garden is inconceivable. Be it Nehru garden which is situated in the centre of Fateh sagar, Moti Magri which is developed on a hill, or the recently developed Rajeev Gandhi Park which also is on a hill, all have added value of being situated at a different location than a normal garden. The view of the park and the view from the park, both present an exotic scene. The design of garden is such that most part can be seen from distant place. Spacious Children Park is a wonderful thing here. Food court is also fully functional and its agreement has been signed for five year term. The grandiose look of the garden and its location make it a very important tourist spot. Foreign and local both visitors are showing great interest in the park.
Nehru garden is beautifully developed by PWd and is located in the island of Fateh sagar Lake. Boating facility is available to get in the park. This oval shaped island garden is situated amidst the Fateh Sagar Lake. In order to reach this romantic garden, you have to take a boat ride in the lake. The lush green garden with its water fountains, flower gardens and a lily pond offers truly an eye-soothing view for any observer. The garden also comprises a restaurant where you can enjoy the lip-smacking dishes along with the scenery of green Aravalli hills.
The Pearl Hill covers the eastern coastal area of Fateh Sagar. Well-maintained rock garden with the monuments of Maharana Pratap and his patriot colleagues cannot be missed. The statue of Maharana Pratap mounted on his beloved horse Chetak creates the scene of the battle of Haldi Ghati in mind.
The ambience of Ranakpur is mainly highlighted by the location and the almost divine architecture, giving the same hue as its counter part - the great Dilwara Temple's. in Mt-Abu. Facing the main temple are the unique temples -Parasvanath - Neminath with exquisite figures carving similar to that Khujaraho sculptures.
Chittorgarh is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The main reason for visiting Chittorgarh is its massive hilltop fort, which is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. The fort stands on a 240-hectares site on an 180m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains below.
The extensive terra firma, towards the south west of Nathdwara, this historical site witnessed the great legendry battle fought between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Emperor -Akbar in 1576 AD. See Your AD Here The vast terrain that was supposedly covered with blood (the sand turned Red in colour) evokes a chill in the spine till date and envelopes a feel of nostalgia, this was the place where the heroic Chetak the gallant charger with his dedicated loyalty towards his chivalrous master (the Maharana Pratap) proved his worth by co-operating till his last breath.
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