Stay Calm and Enjoy Udaipur !!

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30th Jan 2017
Photo of Stay Calm and Enjoy Udaipur !! by Upasana Venaik
Day 1

So this trip started kind of unplanned, but with each passing day we covered the unexpected.  . .
We started from Delhi via udaipur city train, so you can catch up a good night sleep before exploring this beautiful place. .
Around 7 am we reached udaipur .. and started our exploration around 9:30 am. It's better to hire a driver for a day, so it gets easy looking at the crunch of time.

We started our journey with the museum in Moti Magri also known as Pearl Hill, is the memorial of the Rajput Hero Maharana Pratap with his favourite horse Chetak.  .
This will give you an insight into the history of Rajasthan to start with.. especially during the times when rajasthan is in news because of Sanjay Leela upcoming movie on queen Padmavati. ..
So this place offers some beautiful paintings along with the memorial statue of Maharana Pratap and panoramic view of Udaipur city. . You can spend here from half an hour to an hour at ease. .

Around 11 am we took the boat ride from the Fateh Sagar Lake to the Nehru Park. Generally u will have to wait for half an hour. .
On reaching Nehru Park ... u can enjoy the fountains and the lake view around. . { u can also skip this place to enjoy eateries in chopati ;) }
After spending some time here we left for Saheliyon ki Bari/ Garden of the Maidens which is a popular tourist space full of fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. . The best part is the way they built these fountains back then, fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through the ducts made for the purpose. Designed by the king himself for his beloved queen, for her leisure time with her maids and female companions .. awwww ❤👍

From here we went for lunch treat at Rajwada Bites .. the hospitality, food preparation and the way they have designed this place .. a place I can vouch for 👍👍👍
Don't miss the Dal baati here ..
we didn't even miss taking pictures here ..lol
Now coming to the top sight in Udaipur . ."The City Palace". We reached here by 3 pm. .
I will advise you to buy tickets for the museum and sunset boat ride at 5 pm from the entrance itself. .
U can also explore crystal and vintage car museum if you are planning to spend whole day at city palace. .
So coming back to City Palace ...this palace dates back to 400 years .. with contributions of several rulers of the Mewar Dynasty. . Situated on Lake pichola. . . And you can even spot the Real Raja if you get lucky  ...🙈🙈 and it's even a hot spot for destination weddings !!
So this one offers you a beautiful well maintained museum .. which will take you back to your history classes and will leave you awestruck with the way they had planned this palace ...
I'm still amazed how well the architecture planning was done before. .
This museum gives you ample of sites to take amazing pictures from. . It's like a walk through the history of our country.  .so experience this place to leave ur own story to tell. . You can check the pictures to give you an idea of wat is in store inside the museum 😍
We left at 4:30 from the museum to catch our special sunset boat ride at 5 pm. .this is the last boat to Jag mandir. .
It offers you an amazing view and the calmness and cool breeze of the lake pichola... and the adjacent historical structures ... lake is full of gorgeous ducks and it's a treat to watch them along 😍
On reaching Jag Mandir, enjoy the Udaipur view from the roof looking over the lake pichola and city palace. . .u will get ample of time to take pictures and enjoy the view before u head back for the boat ride. .
Did any one tell you .... these lakes are artificial fresh water lakes !!
Check out the pictures . .
I have tried my best to do justice for this awesome picturesque place 😇😎😍

"I will suggest you to take an accommodation next to the lake ...so can soak in completely the beauty of Udaipur".
U quite generally finish up the tour with the city by early evening . . So u can head for sukhadia circle fountain to enjoy Lovely paddle boat ride. . With some peppy bollywood music to enjoy your evening with.  .
This circle is famous for the paddle boating as well as chopati that is famous yummy street food ranging from aloo Tikki, pao bhaji to khullar chai to make ur tummy happy 😍👍

This is how we concluded our day 1 at udaipur before planning for the next day exploration.  ..

Inside the museum in Moti Magri. .. "selfie with the kings". . And these are all paintings !!

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The View from the window inside the city palace... This is how they probably started their day. . With the outside world looking so great to pull you out of the palace ????????????

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Disco lights back then ...and you thought only you know how to do clubbing...lol Learn from the kings ????????

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Vintage ???? P.C my darling bro ????????????

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The City Palace ???????? P.S. this is lake pichola ☺

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Yummy treat at Jag Mandir ????

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At the Fateh pur Sagar Lake before the boat ride ????????

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The wall paintings .. leave you amazed and awe for your country history. .

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The swing ???????? Royal style

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This chandelier is from Belgium. .Queens retreat...no wonder ..so pampered ????????????

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My photography skills ????????

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The white marble....don't miss getting urself clicked here .. it's worth it ????????

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Some innovation to the photography amateur skill. ..probably this is why they placed this mirror back then ????????☺

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The boat and the woods ????

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Enjoy the drizzle at Nehru park .. this is what I really enjoyed ???? some sprinkle to cool down the heat outside!

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Jag mandir ????

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Brother enjoying scooter ride at Rajwada Bites ????

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And the king used to wave from here to his folks ????☺????

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At Jag Mandir

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Look at The beautiful glass pieces behind me .. it's a royal treat to see their collection 400 yrs back...

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Look at this ???? imagine sitting here #ugottatobeaking ????????

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From gold sun God to so many stuff in silver ...u can find everything here ... Rich people style ????

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At Saheliyon ki Bari ????????

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Day 2

Today we made a plan to explore the areas adjacent to Udaipur ..
After breakfast we started from our hotel at  9:30 am ..
First we went to visit the famous shiv temple - Eklingji Temple...
Every Monday evening, Rajasthan current royal king offers prayers  to Lord shiva. .
Camera isn't allowed and I guess it's true for the most beautiful places in the world also  ..
Some places you can only capture with your eyes and save it as a memory to tell the tale .  Four faced idol of Eklingji ( Lord Shiva) that is made out of black marble. That reminds me, Udaipur is famous for its marble quality.
The temple is a Lovely peaceful place with great architecture to admire which dates back to 734 A.D built by Bappa Rawal. Since then it has been the ruling deity of Mewar rulers.
The temple is located 22 km in the north of udaipur. The temple has timings, so check before u plan for a visit here.

From here we left for Nathdwara temple 30 km ahead on the same route from Eklingji Temple.
Nathdwara is famous for its 17th century lord shrinathji (Lord krishna) temple. It's a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus. This idol was shifted from vrindavan to protect it from destructive rage of Aurangzeb.
We were lucky enough to have our driver who is a resident of Udaipur and provided us with all the related history . .that's why they say you learn more about a place by interactiong with the locals 🤔☺☺👍
the way to the temple itself offers you ample of pictures to shoot. 
After doing darshan you can enjoy the local shopping and yummy jalebies and rabri to go with.
U can also purchase beautiful hand crafted painting of Lord krishna and handloom sarees.  .
After spending an hour or so we left for more adventure to Haldighati. .
Remember I talked about the museum at Moti Magri. . This museum actually gives you an insight that how you should plan ur trip. And discuss about the famous battles that were fought against the mughals invaders by the Rajputs to protect the pride and culture of our country ...
Which the locals are still protecting well.

The road journey to Haldighati is itself admirable  ..you can appreciate the aravali hills and the marble mining going on the hills. .

We stopped  at Chetak Samadhi to pay homage to Rana pratap's famed steed Chetak who died of battle wounds after helping the Rana effect a miraculous escape from the battle of Haldighati. No wonder why every pet is so adorable. Such stories reflect the selfless love of animals.

Right opposite to the chetak smarak you will see a small hut... please don't forget to taste the sugarcane fresh juice from here.. you will love it and do watch the video as well ... will leave you with happiness of the knowledge that still many part in our country hasnt got modernized despite the rapid modern influx.

U can also enjoy the view of rose agriculture and buy natural medicinal products on local sale. The taste of rose water is pure and tasty plus you can also watch live steaming of roses in the large pots.

We kept stopping on our way to get glimpse of Haldi colored/ bright turmeric mountains on the highway. "It hardly takes times to cover these places - if you are travelling with the good knowledge of the roads".
This way hiring a driver for a day trip is always helpful.

Finally we reached our second last stop to Haldighati museum. The battle of Haldighati was fought between the forces of Maharana Pratap and emperor akbar for the honor of the motherland and Rajputs.
This museum is a tribute to Maharana Pratap by a local teacher Mohan Shrimali after state and central authorities failed to do so. Mohan Shrimali spent every penny in his pocket to built this. The museum has a gallery of paintings and models depicting the life and times of Maharana Pratap. This museum will leave u admiring how they have used the light and sound effect to help us understand the history in simplest manner.
Don't miss this museum..rajasthan is not about the architecture alone it's the history and the sacrifices made my great warriors as well the Queens in the form of Johar, which makes rajasthan to stand out from the rest of our country.  .
Once you visit and learn about the history you will understand why local went bizzare when the great directorSanjay Leela bhansali tried to manipulate the history. .
Sometimes it's not about the entertainment a fiction can bring but it's also about standing for the great warriors who selflessly gave up their life protection the pride of our mother land.....
A big salute ☺👍

Last but not to be missed .... we reached sajjangarh palace famously known as monsoon palace. . This one was built by Maharana sajjangarh Singh in 1884 ..that's more than 100 yrs old....
This one offers with a panoramic view of city's lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was basically built to watch the monsoon clouds and also provides a beautiful view of sunset. Hence we arrived on time .. you can enjoy the jeep ride upto the palace.  . And just loose urself to the beautiful view which awaits you.

Trip to Rajasthan is a royal treat....
I guess every place in rajasthan need a good amount of time to admire and learn from .. I'm looking forward in my next trip to cover chittorgarh, kumbalgarh as well. These places are not much talked about unless you take a dip into the history  ..

Udaipur is a foodie delight, so doesn't matter where you are staying .. food is delicious in every corner.. just enjoy this peaceful place full of hospitality and culture. 😍😍😍👍

At the entrance of Haldighati museum

Photo of Stay Calm and Enjoy Udaipur !! by Upasana Venaik

Sunset @ monsoon palace

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Sunset !!!

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Bike ride at nathdwara ????????

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Check the rose steamer .. the way they make the rose perfume ????

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View of Udaipur city

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Only for 25k !! but look at the work ..worth every penny

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Haldi colored mountains

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Chetak Samadhi

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Monsoon palace selfie ????

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Haldighati museum

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The View of the Udaipur city

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Sugarcane juice

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Sun is always perfect

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This is the hut I was talking about . . Opposite to chetak samadhi. . The juice wale uncle stays here in the night to save him from wild animals.. Leopard

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Inside the Haldighati museum

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