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Sahelion Ki Bari

Udaipur has several exquisite elements of beauty for it to be known as the Venice of the East. One of them apart from its several large lakes set up front against a backdrop of sprawling hills is the Garden of Maidens or Sahelion Ki Bari.

Where is the Sahelion Ki Bari located ?

This famous tourist spot in Udaipur is located just at the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake, and presents an amazing lush green retreat from the dryness of Rajasthan.

Unique feature of the Sahelion Ki Bari

As per legends it was the King Maharana Sangram Singh who built the garden as a gift to his newly wed wife. She had come from her father’s house with 48 young maids and needed a place for them to have a leisurely time.

  • The garden has several unique fountains that were imported specially from England at the time.

  • Maharana Bhupal Singh the grandson of Maharana Sangram Singh had later on built a pavilion of rain fountains that further accentuated the beauty of the garden.

  • The fountain heads have sculpted birds that sprout water from their beaks, which is a intricate element of design. This design produces almost a rainfall like effect.

  • There is a museum inside the garden premises housing the royal dynasties of Mewar’s unique collection of artefacts, paintings and pictures of the historic days.

  • The museum also has a collection of taxidermy animals.

  • Every fountain at the garden is built with a unique idea and is a sight of absolute beauty

  • The lotus pond is the most popular spot within the garden as it houses beautiful sculptures of elephants and a spread of lotus leaves afloat the pond with the national flower of India in abundance.

  • The lotus pond is the most popular spot within the garden as it houses beautiful sculptures of elephants and a spread of lotus leaves afloat the pond with the national flower of India in abundance.

History of the Sahelion Ki Bari

The story goes that the king Maharana Sangram Singh’s queen received an accompaniment of 48 maidens with her to follow to her in-laws as dowry. These royal ladies required a place to themselves away from political chaos of the court and time away from the watchful eyes of their subjects. So, the king had the garden built as a gift to his wife and her maidens where they could enjoy lovely evening strolls.

Accomodation near Sahelion Ki Bari

  • Amantra comfort hotel
  • OYO Rooms 012 Sahelion Ki Bari
  • OYO Premium 092 Sahelion Ki Bari Heritage
  • The Journey
  • Mewari Villa

Tips for travelers

  • It is best time to visit the garden during the early morning or at dusk to best enjoy the place.

  • Visitors must take care to not litter around the garden and help keep the place up nice and clean.

  • Timings for the garden opening is 8 am to 8 pm .

  • Ticket prices 10/- for Indians and 50/- for internationals.

  • Best months to visit is from September to April .

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