Little Bits Of Udaipur : A Photo Story!

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Udaipur, the ‘Venice of the East’ and ‘The City of Lakes’ is a city in Rajasthan that reflects the grandeur of the Rajputs in grand palaces and other architectural marvels. The rich culture, colorful festivals and unmatched artistry of the locals of Udaipur are what make it so special. In every lane and every turn, a new shade of Udaipur emerges. Take a look at Udaipur from the eye of a curious traveller aand here’s what he has to say!

  1. Early-Mornings In Udaipur, The City Of Lakes


    A lady draped in a yellow saree goes for a habitual dip into a lake in Udaipur. Her soft silhouette against the morning sunshine is beautiful.

  2.  Miniature Painting – An Art That Reflects Udaipur Itself!

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    Back in the day, painters would paint intricate patterns onto a tiny canvas and present them to Kings. The painting would depict instances or happenings of a king’s life in the past for him to keep as memoirs of certain events. Ever since, this delicate and detailed form of artistry continues to thrive in the city of Udaipur and still continues to touch a million hearts with their paintings.

  3. A Palace That Took 400 Years To Build…

    Photo Credits: Mohit KhushalaniPhoto Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    The City Palace Udaipur is the largest palace complex of Rajasthan located on the banks of Lake Pichola.The palace encompasses sections like the Rai Angan (Royal Courtyard), Krishna Vilas, Badi Mahal, Mor Chowk, Sheesh Mehal (ravishing compilation of a place full of mirrors), Zenana Mahal (Ladies Chamber) and its central courtyard – Lakshmi Chowk.

  4. Such Is The Beauty Of The City Palace In Udaipur!

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    It is said that true beauty lies within. The City Palace at Udaipur might not be attractive on the outside, but the interiors… well, it really is truly beautiful. The palace showcases stunning mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and stained glass architecture taht can keep you wondering.

  5. A Page Out Of Their Daliy Lives…

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    Rajput Rana Lakha built an artificial freshwater lake known as the Pichola lake in 1382 AD. Over centuries, several islands have been developed over it housing palaces, marble temples, mansions, bathing ghats and arch bridges. The lake now plays a vital role in the lives of the people of Udaipur.

  6. Women Perform The ‘Terah Taali’, A Famous Rajasthani Folk Dance

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    One of the most unique & beautiful Rajasthani dance performed at Dharohar- Bagore Ki Haveli is the Terah Taal/Terah Tali which means 13 beats. A woman ties a musical instrument caleed the manjira on her body and plays it in thirteen different style. This dance form originates from the Kamada Tribe of Rajasthan.

  7. And The Oldest Performer Steals The Show With The Chari Dance

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    The Chari Dance is another tradtional Rajasthani dance-form that is performed by the by Gujjar community of northern Rajasthan. It includes Women carrying ignited brass pot/(S) on their heads and dancing to the rythm. It requires great expertise as well as undivided concentration and body balance.

  8.  The Clock Tower Of Udaipur, A Timeless Heritage

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    The Ghanta Ghar(Clock Tower) in Udaipur is a heritage landmark built in 1876. Back then, most people did not have watches. Clock towers were hence placed near the centres of towns and were often the tallest structures so the bells would be audible for a long distance.

  9.  Celebrating The Gangaur Festival, Continues Even Today.

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    The Gangaur festival is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Gauri – the wife of Lord Shiva, which bears a unique significance to the married women of Rajasthan. Several boats carrying idols of Isar(Shiva) and Gauri(Parvati), followed by a big princely boat named “Gangaur”. You can see the festival at its best at The Ganguar ghat next to Lake Pichola.

  10.  Udaipur, A Myriad Of Colours & A Paradise For Shoppers!

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    The streets of Udaipur will never dissapoint those who want to take a piece of this city back home. Buy souvenirs like miniature elephants, hand made umbrellas, leather items or pick up any jewelery like ankltes and bangles  from the colorful markets of Udaipur!

  11.  If You Haven’t Seen A Puppet Show In Udaipur, You Haven’t Seen Anything!

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    Kathputli is a traditional string puppet theatre based on folk tales and stories.It is believed to be more than a thousands years old! No village fair, no religious festival and no social gathering in Rajasthan can be complete without the Kathputlis.

  12. Sometimes A Lot Is Done, When You Do Nothing At All!

    Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

    While you’re in Udaipur, I’d recommend you to take sometime off and simply braethe-in the beauty of the city. Sit by the Lake Pichola and give into the soothing sunset over the lake. Listen to the birds, soak in the essence of Udaipur… and do nothing else.

Photo Credits: Mohit Khushalani

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