Udaipur in Rajasthan , India known as the Venice of East has many attractive sight seeing places, Saheliyon ki Bari is one of them. The rambling Garden has abundant natural beauty, fountains, and museum, will definitely grab your eyeballs. This 18th century garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh is on the banks of Fateh Sagar lake.
History of Saheliyon ki Bari
The concept of Sahelion Ki Bari is said to have evolved for a group of forty-eight young women attendants of a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens has beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant – shaped fountains. The garden was designed by the king himself as a present to his queen. The strolled in the garden with her attendants and spent her leisure hours there. Saheli means friends or attendants in Hindi, so the garden got its name.
Layout of Saheliyon ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari known for its architectural beauty and its magnificent gardens is a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden has blossoming green lawns, and superb architecture It has a romantic ambience.
Maharana Bhopal Singh made a pavilion of rain fountains. It was an illusion of rain dancing in rhythm with dancing maids. The elephant shaped fountains were imported from England. The main reservoir has four black marbled stands in corners and one white marbled kiosk at the center. On the top of stands, there is a bird sculpture that spurts water from their beaks producing the rain effect.
The museum collection of royal household, ancient pictures, artifacts and items of the royal era. You can see stuffed cobras and other animals in the museum walls. Saheliyon ki Bari is now open for general public and used as a pleasure park. A stroll in the lush green open garden adorned with bougainvillea flowers will give a new energy to your mind and body. You will definitely enjoy the bliss of solitude in this garden.
Udaipur is famous for its palaces and gardens. Sahelion Ki Bari is one such beautiful attractions of the city. This garden boasts on its gardens, beautiful fountains and the wonderful view.
Best Time to Visit
Summers are very hot here. The best time to visit Saheliyon ki Bari is between September to March. During winters, weather is very pleasant and and you can enjoy every bit of your stay during this period.
Things you Must Carry
- Water and snacks
- The pavements of the garden are wet and moist due to the water from the fountains.
- Cameras are also allowed.
Visiting Hours Daily 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
For Indians (adult and child)- Rs.10
Foreign visitors- Rs.50
How to Reach
Udaipur is accessible from all over India, through both rail and air. Udaipur is well-connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer and Khajuraho. If you want to take a royal and a luxury ride, travel to the Palace on Wheels train which start their journey from Delhi and reach Udaipur on the Day 4.
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The Maharana Pratap Airport at Dabok is 22 km from the main city.
The city has a good network of deluxe and non-deluxe buses as Saheliyon ki Bari is easily accessible by local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. The address of the garden is Saheli Marg, Near Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur.
So, go and enjoy the famous landmark of the city of Udaipur made by a king for his queen and enjoy an evening in the cradle of royalty.
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