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    Saheliyon ki Bari

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 16, 2003

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    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 !

    Garden of maids

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    Jag Mandir - on the lake and near Jag Niwas!

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    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.

    Jag Mandir
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    Jag Mandir - a water palace on Pichola Lake

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    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.

    Jag Mandir
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    Kumbalgarh Fort

    by travelmad478 Written Mar 10, 2003

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    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.

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    Ranakpur Jain Temples

    by travelmad478 Written Mar 10, 2003

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    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.

    Chaturmurkha Jain Temple
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    Erotic Exterior Artwork

    by atufft Written May 4, 2007

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    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.

    Exterior Relief Detail at Ranakpur Exterior Relief Detail at Ranakpur Exterior Relief Detail at Ranakpur
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    Ranakpur

    by schuurton Written May 16, 2005

    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.

    Ranakpur
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    Jag Mandir

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    The apartment where Sjah Jahan lived is a small curiosity - the lower floor is designed in Hindoe Style - the upper floor in Mughal tradition.

    Jag Mandir

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    See Udaipur travelouge

    by Bjorgvin Written Sep 6, 2002

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    See Udaipur travelouge. Photos taken in a village near Eklingji.

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