Garden of the Maidens / Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur Entry Fee
- 10 per person for Indians
- 50 per person for Foreigners
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Garden of the Maidens / Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur Address: Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Lake City, Near Science Museum, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
Aristotle once said that “In all the things of nature, there is something of marvelous.” Hence one should always stay close to nature as it is one of the marvelous gifts, human beings can ever receive.
Saheliyon Ki Bari also known as the Garden of Maidens, is one such marvel of nature created by man for a woman. In Indian history, women find little or no significant place, but things are different when we turn to the history of Mewar Kingdom of Udaipur. Saheliyon Ki Bari is one of the rare areas in the history of India, where a particular place is built for women.
Garden of Maidens found in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan is a marvelous wonder of nature and its beauty designed with utmost care and perfection. The garden offers mesmerizing views of handsomely carved marble pavilions, kiosks in the pool, lotus pond and rain fountains.
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Location of Saheliyon Ki Bari
Located on the banks of Lake Fateh Sagar, Saheliyon Ki Bari is one of the most astonishing gardens ever built in history. This lush green lawn in the dry land of Udaipur is a unique place for sightseeing.
Architecture of Saheliyon Ki Bari
The Saheliyon Ki Bari is embellished with several fountains in the four water pools along with chiseled kiosks, and the elephants made up of marble. Out of many, the most noted features of the garden are the bird fountains and lotus pools. The moment you enter the garden, you can witness flowerbeds, lush green lawns and marble pavilions, which creates a pleasing ambiance.
A pavilion of raining fountains was installed by Maharana Bhopal Singh to enhance the beauty of the garden. The concept behind the rain fountains was to create an imagery of maidens enjoying and dancing in the rain. These fountains were imported from England.
The main reservoir of the garden is embellished with one white marble kiosk located in the center and four black-marbled kiosks in all the four corners. The top of these kiosks is adorned with the sculpted figurines of birds which spurt out water from their beaks, producing the effect of rain.
The garden also has a museum showcasing a vast collection of royal households. The collection includes items from the old era such as the stuffed cobras and other animals adding to a thrilling and fun sight. The bunch of bougainvilleas in the shady lawns also adds to the glorious beauty of the garden. There is a vast bath area in the center of the garden. It is decorated with a beautiful fountain in the center.
The marble throne and 2000 crystallized fountains situated in almost every corner of the garden, the lotus flower pool, water sprinklings birds and elephants make Saheliyon Ki Bari or Garden of Maidens an exotic beauty preserved till date.
Image Gallery of Garden of the Maidens / Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur
History of Saheliyon Ki Bari
We all know about the Taj Mahal which was made in the honor of Mumtaz Mahal by Shah Jahan, is a token of love between the couple. Saheliyon Ki Bari is yet another token of undying love. Rana Sangram Singh, also known as Rana Sanga of Mewar dynasty, got the garden built to please his ladylove. The garden creates a unique sense of pleasure and extraordinarily calms your soul. This exquisite feeling is beyond words. The garden was also made for the 48 maids who came to Udaipur with the Queen as a wedding gift.
The garden was built to offer the Queen and the royal maidens a quick getaway from political matters. The garden also provides solitude for the king and Queen in the lap of nature. The garden was uniquely designed to create a recreational spot for Queen and its maidens. They spent long tireless hours walking and cherishing the exquisite beauty of nature.
Entry fees and timings of Saheliyon Ki Bari
The Saheliyon Ki Bari is open on all seven days of the week from 9 AM to 7 PM. This is a very affordable tourist destination. The entry fee to visit Saheliyon Ki Bari is Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreign visitors.
Things to do at Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari is a perfect destination for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. The garden offers endless beautiful things which are worth capturing. You can spend long hours walking and exploring the wonders of nature preserved from such a long time. You can also visit the museum found in the garden.
Places to visit near Saheliyon Ki Bari
1. Situated in the City Palace region of Udaipur, Saheliyon Ki Bari is close to many other tourist places such as Maharana Pratap Memorial, Chetak Smarak, Srinathji Temple, Sukhadia Circle Fountain, and Nehru Park.
2. You can visit nearby shopping outlets and get a brief insight into the history and culture of Udaipur.
3. You can visit Gem Arts Emporium, Gowthal Art, S.naaz art emporium, Om arts and crafts, and Rama Krishna textiles. You can visit art galleries like Arts and Frames and B.G. Sharma Art gallery.
4. You can visit Indune-hands of the maker museum located in close vicinity.
5. You can take one day Udaipur tour offered at by Udaipur Tourism.
Best time to visit Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari gets heated up in the hot months of the year making it hard to tolerate the sunlight hence it is advisable to visit the garden during cool months, i.e., the months from September to March.
The Udaipur city is at its best during the festive months of September to March. One of the most significant events is the Shilpgram Crafts Mela, which tends to attract tourists from all around the globe.
How to reach Saheliyon Ki Bari
Udaipur is a very well-connected tourist city offering several modes of transportation to reach your desired destination. The Garden of Maiden is located near the City Palace region. The City Palace can be arrived via national highway, connected to both the airport both airport and the railway station.
Airport-The Dabok airport of Udaipur is located at a distance of 22 km from the central city. The cab takes around 40 minutes to reach the central town, which can be covered by using a rented car or any other form of public transport.
Railway Station- The railway station is located at close proximity ensuring the relaxed and comfortable journey to the garden. There is direct railway line station available to Udaipur available from Delhi, Jaipur, Chittaur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, and Jodhpur.
Public transport- The easiest and comfortable way to reach Udaipur is to take a bus run by the government of four states-Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat or Uttar Pradesh. You can choose from deluxe and non-deluxe bus, according to your comfort. You can also take advantage of local public transport transports such as private taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws, or buses to reach the Garden of Maidens in a hassle-free manner.
If you are going to Udaipur for the first time, it is advisable to take advantage of private taxi service to commute within the city as it saves unnecessary trouble of remembering routes from one place to another.
Udaipur tourism has listed a few of the top car rental companies in Udaipur, which ensure a safe and comfortable ride to all the visitors. With these car rental companies by your side, you can be assured that you will reach your destination safely. You can sit back and enjoy your tour to various sightseeing places in Udaipur.
Things to keep in mind while visiting Saheliyon Ki Bari
- You can visit the garden early in the morning to prevent the harsh heat waves.
- The garden is spread over vast distance so it can take about 1 to 2 hours to enjoy, imbibe and appreciate every beautiful spot of the garden.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and cotton cloths.
- Carry a water bottle with you, but please make sure you don’t leave or throw any packets or bottles in the garden. Saheliyon Ki Bari is an important heritage site, and it is our responsibility to keep it neat and clean.
The charms of the city of Udaipur are inescapable; hence, it is essential to explore every aspect of the town. To facilitate your exploring spree, Udaipur Tourism offers All-inclusive Udaipur tour packages. With our packages, you can explore the city on a fun-filled tour, which will be dotted with an attractive list of services and facilities. To know more about these packages, reach us by filling the Contact Us form.