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Information of Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens) is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was founded by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids. This place also has a small museum.

Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of 48 young women helpers who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens which are situated below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake have attractive marble pavilions, elephant- shaped fountains and lotus pools. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its different sound and the blend of these sounds complement the atmosphere of the place.


Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari is one the most beautiful gardens and a prominent tourist  attraction in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its fountains, marble art and lush green lawns. Saheliyon Ki Bari in English means "Garden of maids". This place is very popular and it is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. Garden of maids was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies. Some places nearby Sahelion-Ki-Bari are Vidhiya Bhawan School, Burhani Masjid, Seva Mandir Marg and Burhani Nagar.

As per the myths, the garden was designed by the king himself and he gift this garden to his queen. The Queen was accompanied by 48 maids in her marriage. To offer all of them, pleasurable moments away from the political intrigues of the court, this garden was made. This patterned garden used to be the popular relaxing spot of the royal ladies. The queen with her maids and female friends come at this place for a leisurely walk and spend their time in leisure.

Due to this fact, the garden got its name. The superb architecture of the garden provides a breath-taking view to any observer. The garden is embellished with numerous fountains in its four water pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants. It is also celebrated for its lotus pool and bird-fountains. The lush green lawns, flowerbeds, and marble pavilions further enhance the romantic ambience of this magnificent garden.

Maharana Bhopal Singh liked this place very much and built a pavilion of rain fountains inside the place. His idea was to form an illusion of rain dancing in cadence with dancing maids. Kings usually come at this place to spend their free time and to enjoy the fountains and pools of this garden. These fountains were imported from England and you can trace them along with the main reservoir of the garden.

The main reservoir has four black marbled kiosks in its corners and one white marbled kiosk in its center. On the top of kiosks, these fountains are in the form of sculpted birds that spurts water from their beaks producing the rain effect.

The museum exhibiting the huge collection of royal households is another attraction of this garden. It has many ancient pictures and things of the bygone period. Sight of stuffed cobras and other animals will definitely add a tint of adventure to your trip. Above all, you can stroll through the shady lawns, where the bunch of bougainvillea will bend down to greet you. Today, Saheliyon ki Bari has become the pleasure park for the recreation of Udaipur dwellers.

Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is a place which can be visited by any visitor to this city. The crystalloid fountains, lotus pool, marbled elephants sprinkling water and many more attractions provide truly a picturesque sight to behold.


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