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    Ekling Ji temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written Mar 27, 2014

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    The famous pilgrimage of Ekling Ji temple is situated 22 kilometers far from Udaipur. It is said that the forefathers of Bappa Rawal ruled the Mewar dynasty. They had enmity with the Mauryas. The Mauryas wanted to kill their family. His mother escaped and came to a place known as Kailashpuri. Bappa started grazing herd of cows. One day he noticed that a cow entered into the dense bushes and at a lonely place and started shredding milk. The place was later recognized as shivalingam and after that Ekling ji temple was built by Bappa Rawal.The temple houses a 4-faced Shivling of which the east symbolises Surya (Sun), the west-Brahma, the north-Vishnu, and the south-Rudra. The influence on the architecture is clearly that of the Solanki style of Gujarat.
    Eklingji Temple is situated in a huge complex escorted by high walls. It has 108 temples including those of Shiv, Parvati, Ganesh, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati etc.

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    Elephants in the Palace

    by al2401 Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    There are a few places for elephants in the Palace complex.

    Just inside the Tripolia Pol is an area that was used to tether elephants. It was also used for the elephant fights that were organised by the Maharanas. It is said that the elephants were fed hashish before the fights.

    On the wall next to the public entrance is a mural of an elephant in full ceremonial dress and as you enter the palace there is a shrine to Ganesh the Elephant God

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    City Palace

    by al2401 Written Feb 22, 2014

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    The group of palaces that make up the City Palace complex was started in 1559. It is thought to be the largest of the Rajasthani palaces and sits on top of a hill looking over Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace (Jag Niwas), Jag Mandir and the city. It comprises 11 separate palaces with architectural design varying from Rajasthani to European - even Chinese.

    The main entry is through the Bara Pol (Gate) which leads to the first courtyard followed by the Tripolia Pol.

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    Jagdish Temple

    by al2401 Written Feb 22, 2014
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    This is a large Hindu temple of Indo-aryan design and is found in the centre of Udaipur in the city palace complex. It was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh I. It was constructed on a raised platform and its main tower can be seen from quite a distance.

    After passing the traditional flower sellers and climbing the 32 marble stairs you are greeted by two elephants. The architecture and design of this temple are wonderful with such mgnificent and intricately carved pillars that support the pyramid shaped spire.

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    Jain temple at Ranakpur

    by al2401 Written Feb 5, 2014

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    The Jain temple at Ranakpur is probably the most spectacular of the Jain temples. It is made of marble and is supported by over 1444 pillars, each intricately carved and unique in design. There are about 20 domes in the main hall and the ceiling beneath each one is exquisitely carved into various patterns. The marble changes colour with the movement of the sun.

    The temple at Ranakpur was among the 77 sites put up for consideration for the new Seven Wonders of the World.

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    Sajjan Garh:Monsoon Palace

    by vinod-bhojak Written Dec 23, 2013
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    Outside Udaipur, this 18th century palace was built by Maharaja Sajjan Singh at a height of 2268 ft on the top of Bansdara Mountain. It was originally intended to be a five storey astronomical center but the plan was shelved due to premature death of the Maharaja. It was later used as a monsoon palace and hunting lodge. The palace majestically dominates the sky line and offers breath taking view of the countryside. Sajjan Garh good place away from hassle of city. Very peaceful and calm. This palace is a must visit for those who love seeing the sun setting amidst the mountains. you get an excellent view of lake Fatehsagar, lake Pichola and the aravalli range. I would suggest to travel around 4pm and watch the sun set from here. its a very steep uphill on narrow roads

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    Jagdish Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written Nov 24, 2013

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    This is a nice beautiful Lord Vishnu temple on the way to City Palace.The temple is ~ 400 years old and is situated atop 30 foot steps at a height. The temple is not very big and you can take a round within 10 minutes.This is a very beautiful temple of Lord Vishnu - the preserver of the universe and surrounding the main temple, outside in the courtyard, there are also four small temples dedicated to Ganesh, Surya (the Sun God), Shakti and Shiva respectively. All of them deserve a visit! It was very tranquil and I could do my little worship in peace in each one of these temples. Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. Beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and halls. At the entrance, visitors are welcomed by two huge stone elephants.

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    Jagmandir Island Palace

    by vinod-bhojak Written Nov 16, 2013

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    Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the lake Pichola. It is also called the "Lake Garden Palace" can be reached by boat only.The boat takes a loop of the lake for 30minutes before dropping you off on the Island. It's quite relaxing to walk the grounds and garden on Jagmandir. There's a small museum about the history of Jagmandir. .I visited this place in the evening & the experience was truly wonderful.This place is a great location for taking pictures & the evening Sunrays falling on the city palace make for a magical experience

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    Kumbhalgarh: second longest wall in the world

    by vinod-bhojak Written Nov 16, 2013

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    Kumbhalgarh is 100 km far from from Udaipur. This was built by Mewar king - Rana Kumbha around the 15th century. Maharana Pratap was also born here. This is the second biggest fort after Chittorgarh. This fort is built on the Aravalli hills & This historical fort wall is said to be the second largest wall after The Great Wall of China at 36 km long.History lovers will love this huge fort.. The view from the fort's highest point is fabulous. The view of the fort - which is lighted after the light and sound show - is truly magnficient and by itself worth the visit. Other structures such as the Shiva temple, and the fort wall itself are a must see.

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    Boating at Fateh Sagar

    by dkphabiyani Written Sep 5, 2013
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    Fateh Sagar was built in 1678 by Maharana and it is an artificial lake which is located in north of Lake Pichola. It is one of the most happeing place in Udaipur where people comes in evening for boating, sightseeing, relax, romance and to enjoy the food of street vendors. Dont miss the taste of Pav-Bhaji if you visit Fateh Sagar Lake. There are 3-4 boating points which offer Motor Boats, self boating & Shikara. Would suggest to go for Nehru Garden which is an island located in center of Fateh Sagar and enjoy the view of lakes/mountains from there.

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    The Krishna temple at Nathdwara

    by vpas Written May 12, 2012

    Srinathji temple at Nathdwara is a must visit if you are into temple visits. The idol is so beautiful and the rituals are unique. It is worthwhile to listen to the musicians play to awake the lord and later to put him to sleep. The whole temple complex is fascinating and it's a divine experience to be there.
    Around the temple there are plenty of shops that sell a variety of stuff. Jewellery, souvenirs, clothes, furniture, Pooja items, idols and so on. Very nice to walk around and gaze. One never knows what you might end up buying.

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  • Shashi cooking classes

    by bpollet01 Written Sep 11, 2011

    I had the opportunity to take a cooking class by the local at shashi's home,in Udaipur.
    Located just below a well known restaurant in the city, shashi welcomes you in her kitchen and show you how to cook basics such as Masala or Pakora or Nan.
    It was just great, Shashi was very friendly, I strongly recommend such activity.
    There are several other options to take cooking classes in Udaipur but I think maybe this one it the best option...

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  • Vintage Car and Veg Thali

    by vjnish007 Written Jun 4, 2011

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    Check out the old vintage beauties which were used by the maharajas' (Kings) and Ranis (Queens) during the 60s & 70s. For a mere price of INR250 you will get a guided tour of the Vintage cars plus you also get to have a clean and decent Veg meal. The Vintage cars include Chevys, Merc and Cadilac from the 40s, 50s and some from late 70s.
    Its a must watch if you are a Vintage Car lover, and have pasion for cars.

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    Shilpgram

    by travelmadeeasy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A little away from Fatehsagar ring road, close to the Village Havala, 3 Kms. away from Udaipur lies Shilp Gram (literally means A Village of Craftsmen), a Village concieved as a living ethnographic Museum. Shilp Gram depicts the life style of the Folks of not only Mewar but the whole Western India. It also includes the Tribal folks.
    Traditional Huts have bee constructed here featuring Household Articles of everyday use like Terracotta, Textiles, Wooden, metal & decorative objects etc. with appropriate signals and explanatory details. It provides an opportunity to the Visitors to observe and learn about the rich traditional and ethnic Crafts and Arts, the various facets of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, and Maharastra. The Village generates a better appreciation of the extra-ordinary diversity of designs and ethnic sense of the rural Craftsman. A huge open air amphitheatre is the venue of major Festivals.
    There is a Museum representing the 4 member States West Zone, which has Turbans, Household Items, Toys, Musical Instruments, Decorative etc. used in the Village areas of these member States.
    In the Month of December, West Zone culture Society arranges a 10 days Craftsmen Fare called 'Shilpgram Mahautsav'. It is witnessed by the Craftsmen from around the India. Each Day of the Fare is dominated by the guest Craftsmen of different Region. Several Stalls and Counters are put for the sale and exhibition of beautiful Handicrafts made by these Craftsmen...

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    Perfect way to end a day

    by lynnehamman Updated May 18, 2009

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    I highly recommend the body and head massage at Hemang Panch Karma & Ayurvedic Centre. It is one of the best that I have been to in India. They specialize in Herbal Steam Bath, Ayurvedic Body Scrub, Warm Oil Head Massage, Acupressure amongst many others.
    Their hours - starting about 10am- they keep open until 9pm. This I found really convenient- especially good to have this relaxing treatment after a day of sightseeing.
    The staff are very professional- Ladies for ladies, and Men for men. Total decorum is observed.
    The products that I always bring back from India are called 'Himalaya' Brand- totally natural, and a fine quality. They compare with any expensive western products, and are even less than a fraction of the cost. The Body Lotion, Facial Scrub and Night Creme are my favourites.They also have wonderfulsoap, lip-balm & sunscreen.

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