CoVid-19 has recently changed a lot of things in the world.
While it spoiled the dreams of many people, it also gave opportunities to build new ones. As a traveller, being locked in a single place for months was not easy at all but when travel got easier a little bit, I had a thought of location change for a week to kick start everything again.
After consulting through the guidelines of various places, me and my friends ended up with the decision of travelling to Udaipur.
It was not the first time for me but my friends were really not sure about visiting it because of the perception that in Rajasthan, the weather would be too hot. Let’s begin the journey with me.
Udaipur, also known as the “City Of Lakes” is a city in the state of Rajasthan in India. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences.
But it is not all about lakes and has a lot more to offer according to people’s different interests. In this blog, I might be not giving you the perfect itinerary as we were unable to visit some major places during the pandemic but still worth visiting places.
Situated around 650 kms from New Delhi, we started our drive in the evening to save most of the daytime.
We booked an airbnb which was a private farm house as we wanted to avoid hotels for safety measures. The location of the house was good, isolated and away from the noisy city.
When we reached there, the weather was really refreshing. Everything was more beautiful than we expected. We rested a little bit and then started our journey towards the Lake Pichola.
Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful and largest lake in Udaipur. It is the most busiest tourist hotspot in the city as it offers mesmerizing views & romantic dining options with the beautiful sunset view over the lake.
You can also hire a boat and go for the sunset ride with your special one. It will make your day pretty romantic !
Karni Mata Temple
Shri Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple is located on Machla Hills easily accessible through the 4 min of ropeway route.
It was built by Maharana Karan Singh to mark the boundary and safety of Udaipur when the area of Machla Magra was built for residency purposes between 1620-1628.
The temple has a very large area offering panoramic views of the city and the lakes. The complex also offers restaurant and toilet facilities at the top making it an ideal picnic spot to spend the half of the day.
It is a must visit place in Udaipur for its serene and peaceful environment with the power to fulfill wishes of the devotees.
Also known as Sajjan Garh Palace, it is among the most glorious historical places telling its story. As the name suggests, it was mainly built to watch the monsoon clouds.
This place will definitely make you fall in love with Udaipur as this palace overlooks a stunning view of the city.
The facade of the palace is made of white marble and you can see a beautiful touch of the Rajasthani style. You will find high turrets, jharokhas, multiple pillars & massive domes.
You will find a grand central court with staircases leading up to multiple rooms & chambers on all sides.
The pillars look beautiful with the intricate floral motifs on them. You will find detailed carvings on the walls which adds more beauty to the palace.
Also, the palace has an underground harvesting structure with a cistern of 195,500 litres capacity.
Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary
Next is the SajjanGarh biological park which is situated in foothills of the Monsoon Palace to offer a different experience to the tourists.
It is a home to the massive variety of wildlife.
The animals in the park are kept in enclosures and visitors can spot them either in golf cart or by foot.
The wildlife available at the park includes Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Tiger, Striped Hyena, Lion, Porcupine, Blackbuck, Jackal, Star Tortoise, Crocodile and many more.
All the basic facilities like vehicle parking, drinking water, canteen, toilet, cycle facilities are available for the visitors.
Due to the rainy season, it was not hot at all and we could comfortably enjoy all of these places.
Next day, we decided to travel to Haldighati & Kumbhalgarh Fort. I will mention about them in my next blog.
It is to be noted that in the pandemic, we have taken every possible precaution during the journey. So, if you plan to travel somewhere, kindly do with all the safety measures.
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