Time Required : 2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : Morning: 4:30 AM - 7:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
Evening: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Eklingji Temple is one of the most popular temples of Rajasthan and is sited at a distance of 22 km to the north of Udaipur. Eklingji Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion and its brilliant architecture drives several tourists here every year. This double-storied temple looks magnificent with its pyramidal style of roof and uniquely carved tower. The outer walls of the temple are stretched with steps that lower touching the serene waters.
Established in 734 A.D. by Bappa Rawal, Eklingji is purported to have been the ruling idol of Mewar rulers. On entering this hall, you would see a beautiful silver image of Nandi and inside the temple, there are two other images of Nandi carved in black stone and brass respectively. This temple is filled with an enthralling fragrance and is known for a striking four-faced idol of Eklingji (Lord Shiva) that is made out of black marble. Its height ranges around 50 feet and its four faces depict four forms of Lord Shiva. The Shivlinga garlanded by a silver snake is a major tourist attraction.
Air: Udaipur Airport also known as Maharana Pratap Airport is situated near Dabok at a distance of 22 kms from the Udaipur. A number of domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Cabs are available at the airport to get to hotels and resorts.
Rail: Udaipur Railway Station is quite close to the city of Udaipur. Rajasthan Railways connects Udaipur station with all the other cities of Rajasthan. There are train services running to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. The luxurious but costly Palace on Wheels in another way to travel to Udaipur.Ã«_
Road: Udaipur is well connected by road to all main cities of India. Udaipur Bus Stand has regular bus services, which connect Udaipur with cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Indore, Kota, Ajmer, Ahmedabad and Mt. Abu. Rajasthan Roadways offers the facility of Deluxe Buses and AC coaches too. You can also hire taxis and cars to reach Udaipur by road.
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