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Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur Overview

Saheliyon Ki Bari is a majestic garden in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the Garden or the Courtyard of Maidens. As the name suggests, it was made for the maidens who accompanied the Princess after her marriage to Maharana Sangram Singh. The mesmerizing Saheliyon Ki Bari is located on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur. It has beautifully landscaped lush green lawns, canopied walking lanes and magnificent fountains. Most visitors think Saheliyon ki Bari is one of the best places in Udaipur to relax and rejuvenate with friends, family or even alone. The history, the traditional architecture and the regal vibe attract tourists from all over the world.

Saheliyon ki Bari is an 18th-century monument which is considered of immense historical importance in India. It is beautifully landscaped with tall trees, lush green shrubbery and flower beds. The beauty of the garden increases two folds by the majestic fountains and gorgeous lotus pool with marble pavilions and statues. One can take a pleasant long stroll or relax and absorb the beauty of the location. Initially, it was once only accessible for the royal ladies, but today it is open to the public who can explore every corner of the garden that has been created magnificently and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the royal maidens. This attraction is one of the few green retreats found in the dry and arid region of Rajasthan and must be included on your list of attractions to visit.

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History of Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon ki Bari was constructed in the 18th century in between 1710 and 1734 especially for the Princess and her 48 maids who accompanied her after her marriage with Maharana Sangram Singh so that they could also steal some pleasurable moments during their service to the Queen. The idea was to create a green retreat in the otherwise hot and dry state of Rajasthan.

The King himself designed the Saheliyon ki Bari and gifted this monument to his beautiful Queen. The king knew the Queen loved the sound of the rain. The design and the location of the garden was hence a thoughtful choice. It was created on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake which served as a continuous source of water from where it was drawn to the fountains and the lotus pond. The Queen and her royal maids often spent memorable moments here at the Saheliyon ki Bari.

Layout of Saheliyon Ki Bari

The beautiful garden has been designed to inculcate all the aspects of nature that the Queen loved. It is said that she liked the sound of the rain and hence the king incorporated many fountains to replicate the sound. The entrance itself has two magnificent fountains on either side of the gate welcoming visitors into the regal world of the royalties. The entire garden is lined with fountains too, giving a monsoon-like feel in every corner of the beautiful Bari.

The decorated garden has tall trees, shrubs and flower beds which add more colour and fragrance to the mesmerizing monument. There is also a pond which is called the lotus pond which has four fountains with water being projected from the trunks of the elephant structures made of marble. Each elephant is directed inwards so that they project water at the centre of the beautiful lotus pond. Several water jets also line the circumference of the pond. Till date, the fountains do not need any electrical motor to draw water. They function as per the original ancient engineering and still draw water from the Fateh Sagar Lake.

Best Time To Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari

The best time to visit Saheliyon ki Bari is during the mornings or the evenings as the temperature stays pleasant during those hours. The best months to visit the attraction are between October and February, which is also the winter season or the tourist season in Rajasthan.

Tips For Visiting Saheliyon Ki Bari

1. Tourists may want to hire a guide to know the history and hear some interesting stories about the Saheliyon ki Bari.
2. Wear sun protection while visiting during peak hours.
3. Carry enough water and keep yourself hydrated.

How To Reach Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon ki Bari is easily accessible by road from any part of the city of Udaipur. Public transport is the best way to reach the Bari. Tourists can hail local buses, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws or rent taxis/ cabs. Those exploring the city by self-driven/ private vehicles can reach Saheliyon ki Bari via Shastri Marg or University Road and Saheli Marg within 15 minutes from Udaipur.

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