Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life

Tripoto
24th Dec 2016

THE CITY PALACE

The beautiful balconies and towers and jharokas of the city palace give a scenic view of the lake Pichola and the grand city of Udaipur. One of the architectural wonders of Rajasthan the city palace which was built by Maharana Udaisingh in the year 1559 and was continued by his successors till 18th century, boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The marvelous assortments of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens are a feast to the eyes.

City Palace- The largest Palace Complex in Rajasthan

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by MANISHI VERMA

The Courtyard and the city Udaipur as seen from the City palace

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by MANISHI VERMA

The dancing peacock.

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by MANISHI VERMA

The Beautifully carved Jharokas.

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by MANISHI VERMA

I could not resist clicking the following and comparing them with my kitchen.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

One can see the accurately made weighing scale which was used to weigh the Maharaja at that time .

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The gignatic tree shadowing the palace.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The innovative wheel chair .

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

CHITTORGARH FORT,112 Km from Udaipur

The fort streched over an area of 700 acres,spread over 3 Km and a peripherial length of 13 Km is a true incarnation of the pride of the Rajputs. Situated at an altitude of 590 feet, the fort was once the capital of Mewar and has survived three major battles between 15th and 16th Century.

The strong wall of the Fort to protect the families of the gallant Rajputs. Uneven parapets for shooting arrows at the enemy.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The 122 feet tall Victory tower or Vijay Stambha -Built between the years 1458 and 1468 to celebrate the victory of Rana Khumba over Mahumad Shah Khalji in 1440 AD.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The fort complex comprises of a number of temples

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The 11th CE temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in his Trimurti avtar is the oldest in this complex. Standing in the temple you can feel the old age devotion of seeking blessings of Lord Shiva. A small Nandi temple can be seen and also a shivling.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

The tempting Rajasthani food cannot be ignored . You will be tempted to eat it as you see.

Masala Pappad

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Great eating joints such as Upre by 1559 AD for a sunny lunch, Ambrai and Upre for dinner. If you want to have a feel of how the royal families were served, you must go have food here.

Dinner by the lake.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Remember, reading comics of Chetak and Maharana Pratap Singh. Yes, Chetak was the loyal horse of Maharan Pratap Singh, whom Pratap rode during the Battle of Haldighati, June 21, 1576. Chetak died in this battle and since then has been immortalized in the ballads of Rajasthan. Folklore has it that Chetak's coat had a blue tinge. That is why Rana Pratap is sometime referred as the "Rider of the Blue Horse".

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Chetak disguised as an elephant.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Udaipur city gives your eyes some relief by offering you some beautiful sights in the night, the refreshing lake which offers you Boat rides, the wide landscape and do not miss the sunset.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Science and technology was at its peak in the time period of 1710-1740 in Udaipur city. "Sahelion ki bari" , is a park which was built by Rana Sangram Singh on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. The Garden of Maidens was designed by the king himself for his queen and her 48 maids. Away from the political scene the royal ladies and the maids came to relax in this garden whose source of water is the lake itself and water comes out in the form of rain and fountains gushing out of the ducks designed for this purpose.

Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA
Photo of Udaipur: The School History Lessons Come To Life by MANISHI VERMA

Udaipur was an experience which made me relive the history lessons I studied in school decades ago. The white city is a time machine that will take its visitors to an era bygone, and come face to face with India's vast history. 

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