Gardens in Udaipur


Gulab Bagh 

Sajjan Niwas Garden is the largest garden of Rajasthan, sprawled over 100 acres of land. During 1850's, Maharana Sajjan Singh took the initiative to built this beautiful garden. Sajjan Niwas Bagh is well known for its numerous varieties of roses. Due to abundance of rose flowers, this garden is also known as Gulab Bagh or Rose Garden. Situated right beneath the banks of Pichola Lake on Lake Palace Road, Gulab Bagh is an interesting park in the southeast of City Palace complex.
The soothing vistas with unusual rose beds, robust trees, orchids and spacious lawns leave any visitor in a delusion. There is a toy train in the premises of the garden that would be cherished by children. The garden also comprises a small zoo that has number of animals like chinkara, leopards, tigers and birds.
Apart from the natural beauty, Sajjan Nivas Garden has something more to offer. There is a library that was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh. The Library is known as Saraswati Bhawan Library. Gulab Bagh also encompasses a museum, which was originally known as Victoria Hall Museum. It is famous for its collection of antiques, curios, royal household items and other interesting relics from the past.



Saheliyon-ki-Bari or the 'Garden of the Maids of Honor' of Udaipur was once reserved for the royal ladies who came here for a stroll. A well planned garden, with extensive lawns and shady walks situated on the banks of the dainty Fateh Sagar Lake was constructed in 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for forty-eight young ladies-in-waiting sent to the royal house, as part of the dowry as a cool summer retreat for them. Its numerous fountains located strategically in the four scenic pools of the garden attract as much tourists as the chiseled and sculpted kiosks and marble elephants. However, they had been added later. A rose garden with over 100 varieties greets the visitors.
The garden's lotus pools and fountains have been so placed that they are at a lower level than the waters of Fateh Sagar Lake. The main fountain sports a white marble pavilion in the centre and the contrasting black marble for the four corners of the pond. The 'Savan-Bhado' fountain is on the left of the central square and there is yet another one on the right. The pond on the west features daintily sculptures chhatris (pavilions) of soft black stone, which are surrounded on all sides by more fountains. It is one of the finest examples of Hindu landscape gardening and is a favorite picnic spot of the city.



Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. Maharana Pratap Memorial was constructed with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust.
The memorial comprises a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap balanced on his loyal and favorite horse, Chetak. It is believed that Chetak was a faithful horse. He was extremely protective towards Maharana Pratap and stood by his master till his last breath. Chetak was killed in the battle of Haldighati. People visit this memorial to pay their homage to the Rajput hero, Rana Pratap and his loyal mount 'Chetak'.



It was named after India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru Garden in Udaipur is a beautiful garden, constructed on an island in the heart of Fateh Sagar Lake. This mesmerizing park can be reached by a pleasant boating from one side of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The park, established in a lawn of about 4.5 acres in spread, encloses many distinct water fountains ressembling those in Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. The fountains are of channel type and pyramid shaped. A floating restaurant, in a boat shape is an added attraction here, located in the north-west of the garden. The site is very peaceful and free of irritants.



On the road to Ranakpur and Mount Abu, you will pass a beautiful, old-world square, Sukhadia Circle, in Udaipur's northern suburb of Panchwati. It is in fact a large roundabout with a 21-meter-high (70 feet), three-tiered fountain in the centre, and scalloped dishes surmounted by a wheatear motif symbolizing prosperity. There is a beautiful pond encircling the fountain and lush gardens in the vicinity. A popular landmark in Udaipur, Sukhadia Circle was built in 1968 and was opened to public only in 1970.
The circle commemorates Rajasthan's former Chief Minister Mohan Lal Sukhadia, a native of Udaipur.There is a beautiful fountain in the centre of the square surrounded by a pond.


rajiv gandhi udyan

Rajeev Gandhi Park is a major tourist attraction and local attraction.Beautiful lakes and gardens are the hallmark of City Udaipur.The distinguished feature of gardens here is that most of them are made in locations where even the concept of a garden is inconceivable. Be it Nehru garden which is situated in the centre of Fateh sagar, Moti Magri which is developed on a hill, or the recently developed Rajeev Gandhi Park which also is on a hill, all have added value of being situated at a different location than a normal garden. The 'view of the park' and the 'view from the park', both present an exotic scene. The design of garden is such that most part can be seen from distant place.The grandiose look of the garden and its location make it avery important tourist spot.


Dudh talai garden

This is a beautiful, recently restored musical fountain situated near sunset point to the side of Machala Magra Mountain. The lovely, tranquil park in the area provide a romantic place from which to see the sun setting over Lake Pichola. For those who enjoy a brisk climb and an even wider view, there is a path to the top of the mountain upon which stands the ruin of an ancient fort.

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