Everyone travels. Everyone discovers. Just about every traveller has once beheld the zeniths of Udaipur. The heritage and the reputation of the royalty that inhabited the city is no doubt grand. Behind it, however, lies a part hidden in plain sight that demands exploration when staying at one of the destination resorts in Udaipur. We bring to you a list of things that reach beyond the famous undertakings of the city of romance:
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is a remnant of the wildlife that still decorates the city. Panthers, jackals, hyenas, reptiles and more live among the varied flora here. Surrounded by a hillside and a solid wall of Kishan Pol, the sanctuary spans a little over than 5 square kilometres. According to the history, the hillside was utilised as an artillery dump when the Scindias attacked, which is why you can find canons lying in parts of the sanctuary. From the Gorilla point you can trek to the Aravalis through Jiyan Sagar which spells great adventure.
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Believe it or not, the strategic destination of the observatory is among the best in whole of Asia to observe the sun. What’s unique is that it is located on an island on the Fateh Sagar Lake and happens to be one of the most interesting places in Rajasthan. The favourable climate of the place and deserted surroundings provide a great amount of sunlight. The list of technology has recently welcomed a Solar Vector Magnetograph that will help in monitoring the activated magnetic field of the sun.
The local events ought not to be missed when visiting this beautiful city. The state is renowned for its handicrafts and Shilpagram is the highlight of these crafts and textiles. You can get some of the most beautiful terracotta sculptures, mirror work, tie and dye at this fair. Moreover, it is a paradise for women clothing with exquisite embroidery, camel leather work, etc. Held in November or December, the 10-day long fair promotes the work of the local artists. If just shopping isn’t enough for you, make a online hotel booking during the winter months so that you can take part in a workshop teaching poetry or handicraft.
The beauty of the rural areas of Udaipur is unmatched and deserves a horseback ride. It takes you to the low-lying villages of the Aravalli hills. While on the way you will most certainly come across antelopes, chausingha, and the blue bull among others. Depending on your enthusiasm, you can choose a ride as short or long as you like. However, if you’re a professional you may want to hire horses for longer periods or even overnight.
Ride the Ropeway
You might not be able to visit all the places in the city. For those you miss, you can take the ropeway over the city of lakes and take in the panoramic view. The ropeway stops at select destinations like the Karni Mata Temple. Rest assured you will get the best view of the Fatesh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichhola. It works at night as well and the lights of the City Palace are something to witness.
Don’t just go to Udaipur for its royalty quotient, go there for the radiance that resides in its every aspect!