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“We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet each one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It’s time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved mother deserves.”-

Quote by actor, environmental supporter, Ed Asner

With the increase in pollution all around we need to be more careful towards our environment. In Udaipur, the pollution is increasing swiftly which is a great concern for us. The number of vehicles, the electricity consumption and emission of greenhouse gases by the factories is increasing day by day hence increasing the carbon footprints of every individual. Deforestation and wastage of water is reaching on the peek. Waste from houses is dumped into rivers and lakes which not only pollute the surroundings but it also distort the scenic beauty. We all are in need to show some more interest in escalating foliage in our place. Taking small initiatives by every individual will be greatly effective in protecting our environment. Few ways by which we can make the environment of Udaipur or the whole world rather are:

Recycling:

The common things we can recycle are

  • Aluminum cans
  • Newspapers
  • Steel containers
  • Glass
  • Plastic materials and many more.
  • Changing habits in kitchen: utilize reusable containers for food storage as a substitute of wrapping food in foil or plastic wrap. You can also use unbleached coffee filters, which does not produce the fatal toxin dioxin in its manufacturing. Use rags to clean up spills instead of paper towels, and use biodegradable things.
  • Use cloth bag instead of plastic bags: Plastic bags are non biodegradable even if they say they are they do not decompose totally. Also the ink is made up of cadmium, and is highly toxic when it is released. Whereas paper bags are reusable and biodegradable. However supermarkets use paper that has never been recycled before and they always say “recyclable” not “recycled”. Here is what you can do: if your purchase is small don’t take any bag, this alone could save hundreds of millions of bags. Bring a cloth bag when you shop.
  • Compost: Return your organic waste where it belongs: the soil! Rather than sending banana peels, grass clipping, etc. to the municipal dump, start a compost pile instead. Compost also makes your plants stronger and healthier, reducing the need for fertilizers and chemical pesticides. Don’t forget that many cities have municipal composting programs for your yard waste.

 

These few things will help to clean our city and will make it more beautiful.

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Places to Visit

Sunset Point in Udaipur

The sunset point is the paramount place to see the most beautiful face of Udaipur. This garden is famous for its excellent view to the dusk and the weakly musical fountain show. This show is held every Monday after the twilight. Its located at the southeastern part of Pichola lake by the side of Dudh Talai and ahead of M.L. Verma park. Before the garden there is a ropeway which lands us to Karnimata temple giving an tremendous outlook of the city. This is one of the most frequently visited gardens of Udaipur. It’s a pleasure to our eyes when we perceive the diffused light from the sky during the early evening when the sun is below the horizon and its light is refracted by the earth’s atmosphere. We ublogers advice every visitor to go there and enjoy the intense red and orange hues of the sky at sunset with the fountain dancing on music.

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Sajjangarh palace

5 kilometers to the west of Udaipur there is a hill named Bansdara which is 3100 feet above the sea level. Located at the highest altitude of the hill is the “Sajjangarh Palace” also known as “Monsoon Palace” which gives an excellent view in all the directions.

The best thing about this place is the serpentine road to reach the palace. As this was the highest place in neighborhood, Maharana Sajjan Singhji started the construction of the palace for his summer residence. Original plan for its construction was for nineteen storeyed structure. However, by the time one storey and half was constructed, the Maharana died prematurely in 1884 A.D. and the plans were curtailed. Maharana Fateh Singhji however completed the palace on the hill which contain apartment for ladies, a large Gateway and an enclosing wall.

This is now derelict palace dominates the skyline 2468 feet high atop of bansdara mountain. It is visible from a great distance and affords splendid scenic views which has made it one of the best place of Udaipur. The edifice looks its best during the rainy season which no one would like to miss.




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Safety Comes First

We are greatly delighted that Udaipur has become the preeminent tourist spot in the entire world. Whipping all other cities of the world, Udaipur came to the top in the list of tourist attraction. The lakes like Fateh sagar lake, Lake Pichola, Jaisamand lake, Rajsamand lake provides the best scenic beauty in the globe. The fort of Chittorgarh, Kumbalgarh Fort, The City Palace, The Sajjangarh Palace etc. are the places which reflect the folklore and culture of this city. But still there are some things that we need to improve and implement in our city.

I would like to talk about some problems like the presence of drunkards on the tourist spots and public places. And the need to implement better police service in some isolated areas and lonely places.

Firstly, about the presence of drunkards in public places. As Udaipur is the finest sightseer attraction in the world the safety of tourists is an important thing. We find many people drunk in the public places at any time which is perilous for tourists. The shops of alcohol could be found easily even in the suburban areas which is not good for our society. They do not have the fear of police because cops are not strict enough to stop them. We are in a strong need of eliminating drunkards from the tourist spots and public place for the safety of tourist and the common throng. We must all take initiatives to make everyday a dry day and to make every place a better place.

Next is the need of cops in the isolated areas. By this I mean that we need police services not only on the tourist spots but also to the way to the tourist spots. This is because of the above mentioned reasons. If we find people drunk in public places it’s obvious that we could more easily find them in lonely places. We hear many cases of people being looted on gunpoint and beaten up. These things arise fear into a person’s mind henceforth reducing the sum of tourists in the city. The areas like Rani road, way to Badi lake and various lonely places should be given special attention by the cops to stop such offenses. This will give tourists as well as the local multitude a sense of security, which will provide Udaipur a better review from them and will make this city undefeated in the race of traveler’s appeal.

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Udaipur History

Udaipur’s history began with the construction of the Nouchouki palace on the banks of a pond dug by a gypsy in the 15th century. Udai Singh extended this pond and dug a massive manmade lake and christened it Pichola after a tiny village Picholi, located close by.

A suryavanshi and a descendant of the Sisodia Rajputs who are the oldest ruling family in the world with a traceable history of over 26 generations, Maharana Udai Singh created a dream city that is an oasis with lakes, wildlife, flora and fauna in the midst of desert Rajasthan.

According to common legend the city of lakes or Udaipur was established by Maharana Udai Singhji after he was advised by a hermit to do so. It is believed that Udai Singhji was on one of his hunting tours when he had an encounter with a meditating hermit on the banks of the Lake Pichola who inspired him to establish the city of Udaipur in the midst of a valley surrounded by the Aravali hills and ornamented with three massive lakes. The royal Sisodia’s reigned supreme in Udaipur that became the capital city of the state of Mewar after the fall of Chittorgarh. Sisodia’s are believed to be the oldest ruling family in Rajasthan and can trace their lineage for more than 67 generations.

Udaipur is quite like a fairy tale destination with its pure marble forts and palaces, lakes, pavilions and gardens. A favorite haunt with newly weds, Udaipur is soaked in a dreamy romantic mist that is full of sweet promises.

The land of the brave Rana Pratap and Rana Sanga, Udaipur has seen many a battle that was fought for the valor and pride of the proud Sisodia Rajputs. Several women from the royal house of Mewar were married of to Mughal rulers for promoting political relations.


After the death of Udai Singh, his valiant son Maharana Pratap took over the royal throne and was engaged in constant power skirmishes with the Mughals with an aim to recapture the erstwhile capital of Mewar, Chittor.

A landmark in the history of Udaipur, the fierce battle of Haldighati was fought in between Akbar and Maharana Pratap. Till date you can see a delightful shrine that was constructed in the memory of Chetak, Maharana Pratap’s beloved horse, who in spite of suffering fatal injuries had brought its master to safety from the battlefield.

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Gulab Bagh Garden

Sajjan Niwas garden or the Gulab Bagh with an area of 100 acres is perhaps the biggest and best garden in India. Apart from the trees, flowerbeds and a zoo, the garden also has a museum to boast of. The museum, originally known as Victoria Hall Museum, was well known for its collection of antiques and curios. It has now been shifted to Karan Vilas Mahal within the City Palace complex. There is also a public library attached to the garden, which has large volumes and illustrated manuscripts on Indology, Archaeology, and History. The museum, the library and a reading room are all located inside the Victoria Hall. In the month of Shravan (Jul/Aug) a fair is held here on every Monday. It’s the most frequently visited and famous garden of Udaipur. Local multitude often comes here for an evening walk as it provides the best atmosphere for health advantage. During the dawn we often find people doing yoga and various exercises. This largest garden of Udaipur is the best place to see the combination of natural beauty spread all over.

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About Udaipur

Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also called the city of lakes and known as the Kashmir of Rajasthan since it is the most beautiful city of Rajasthan.

The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.

The city of lakes or Udaipur was established by Maharana Udai Singhji in 1559 A.D., after he was advised by a hermit to do so.

Udaipur is truly famous for its beautiful lakes and watercourses. Lakes make a perfect backdrop to the romantic setting of Udaipur. Water is a basic necessity of life and lakes full of water give a sense of relief. The Picturesque lakes offering fabulous view of the mountains make Udaipur, a dream destination of every tourist. Since ages, these lakes have been providing water to the city dwellers.

In the evening, boat-ride in these watercourses leaves a soothing impact on the tangled nerves of the people. Lake Pichola, Udai Sagar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Rajsamand Lake and Jaisamand Lake are the five prominent lakes of Udaipur. Apart from these lakes, Doodh Talai, Badi Ka Talab and Kumharia Talab are other lakes that form the part of watercourses in Udaipur.