Saheliyon ki Bari Udaipur

The Sahelion ki Bari or the Garden of the Maids of Honour was designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur. This beautiful garden is said to have been built by Maharana Sangram Singh II in 1710-1734 for the 48 girls, received as part of his dowry. The garden is well known for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. It has a white marble chhatri fountain in the centre and black marble chhatris at the corners. Outside this courtyard are fountains, pools, lawns, flowers and trees. Many of the fountains present here are made of cast iron. They were made in England and would not be out of place in an English seaside resort. The large circular fountain pool is ornamented with marble elephants and fountains. This garden presents a perfect fusion of Indain and English syle of architechture.

Saheliyon Ki Bari, one of the most beautiful and popular destination of Udaipur is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. Part from scenic beauti the garden also possess a museum, of which the main attraction are some stuffed cobras. After few years, Maharana Bhopal Singh imported some fountains from Englanfd and built a pavilion of rain fountains in 1889. One can also see some of the cenotaphs made of marbles inside the garden. The terraces of these cenotaphs have water fountains shaped like birds from whose beaks water gushes out in thin sprays like the singing rain – producing a wonderful sight. All these things make Sahelion ki Bari an intresting place to visit. During the regin of Maharana Fateh Singh, flood occured in Fateh sagar lake and damaged some part of the Sahelion ki Bari but king reconstructed it to give the presnt form.