Saheliyon ki Bari
Gardens of the Maids of Honor - beautiful gardens were laid out in the 18th century for a retinue of 48 young ladies - sent to Udaipur as part of a princess dowry.The garden has unique lotus pools - marble pavillions and marble elephant shaped fountains !
Jag Mandir - on the lake and near Jag Niwas!
Jag Mandir - near Jag Niwas (actually a super hotel and scéne of a James Bond Film)
played a very important role in history.
The legend is telling that Sjah Jahan was inspired by this temple to construct some parts of the famous Taj Mahal.
- Museum Visits
- Castles and Palaces
Jag Mandir - a water palace on Pichola Lake
This older water palace - near Jag Niwas - built in 1620 played an important role in the history of Udaipur.
The Mugahl Prince - Khurram exiled by his father chose to seek refuges, like the Rana of Mewar
The picture shows the entrance to the temple.
- Castles and Palaces
- Historical Travel
Another excellent day trip (this can easily be combined with a visit to Ranakpur) is the Kumbalgarh Fort, about 85 km north of Udaipur. This fort is actually a huge area surrounded by a wall similar to the Great Wall of China. Inside the enclosure are a deserted palace, dozens of temples that date as far back as the second century AD, and an entire farming village. You can take anywhere from two hours to half a day to wander around this place. For more photos, please see the travelogue.
Ranakpur Jain Temples
If you have time, definitely fit in a day trip to the Jain temple complex at Ranakpur, about two hours by car from Udaipur. The trip alone is very interesting and picturesque, and the temples themselves are absolutely spectacular. See the travelogue for more photos.
Erotic Exterior Artwork
In addition to what has already been shown, there are several close-ups here of erotic figures, which are commonplace on any Indian temple, but are extraordinary in artistic workmanship at Ranakpur.
- Arts and Culture
- Religious Travel
I did a daytrip to this "has to be seen place", getting there was no problem by bus but it took a long tome for a return bus.
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
The apartment where Sjah Jahan lived is a small curiosity - the lower floor is designed in Hindoe Style - the upper floor in Mughal tradition.
See Udaipur travelouge
See Udaipur travelouge. Photos taken in a village near Eklingji.