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How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?

Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes and indeed the phrase used is correct. Udaipur has a number of lakes and often people get confused in counting the exact number! Well, the whole city is beautifully lined by various lakes and parts of the city also experience the Ayad river crossing under the several bridges. The vicinity of the city is so tranquil that one might get totally mesmerized by it. So, coming back to the question; let’s find out how many lakes are in Udaipur.

The famous ones:

These lakes are the ones which are the biggest and lie in close proximity from the city center. Not only this, these ones are the most visited by tourists and locals.

  1. Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur after Jaisamand lake. It was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. Then in 1889, Maharana Fateh Singh built the “Connaught Dam,” near ‘Dewali’ and subsequently the dam enlarged the lake, and hence was renamed after the King Maharana Fateh Singh.

How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
Fatehsagar Lake in monsoon
Attractions at the Lake Fateh Sagar:
  • Boating
  • Food Bazaar
  • Camel and Horse Rides
  • Several parks for recreational activities.
  1. Pichola Lake

Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes in Udaipur. Most of the luxurious hotels are in this area and has the massive City Palace standing on the banks. The Taj Lake Palace resting in the middle of the waters of the Lake Pichola is an eye-pleasing sight. The name ‘Pichola’ has two legends behind it, that you can read here.

How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
Source: MakeMyTrip
Attractions at the Pichola Lake:
  • Boating
  • Visit Jag Mandir
  • Visit Taj Lake Palace
  • Innumerable eateries surrounding the lake
  1. Badi Lake

Situated near the Village Badi, the lake is also called by the name Jiyan Sagar named after Jana Devi, the mother of Maharana Raj Singh who built the lake. It sprawls in an area of 155 sq. km. and the embankment of the lake extends wide in area. It also boasts three beautiful ‘chattris’.

How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
Source: gajendra kumawat
Attractions at the Badi Lake:
  • Boating
  • Badi ‘Paal’
  1. Udai Sagar

Udaisagar Lake is located at a distance of about 13 km in the east of Udaipur. The construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. Completed in 1565, the Maharana constructed a dam on Berach River to guarantee ample supply of water in his kingdom and Udai Sagar was the result of this Dam.

How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
Source: My Udaipur City

The lake gets its name from the Maharana who built it.

Other Lakes:

These lakes the branches or links to the larger ones in the city. While these are smaller than the above-mentioned ones they have their equal charm.

  1. Swaroop Sagar

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: udaipurblog

This small artificial lake created by Maharana Swaroop Singh gets its name from him. It is also known as Kumharia Talab. Swaroop Sagar is located near Chand Pol adjoining Rangsagar (which is a branch of Pichola Lake). Kumharia Talab or Swaroop Sagar is connected with Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar.

  1. Dhoodh Talai

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: Venuezz

Doodh Talai is a small lake near Pichola Lake. Doodh Talai (meaning milk pond) fulfilled the basic needs of cows that were present in government cow shelters (Raajakeey Goshalas) that met the requirement of milk in the royal kitchen. The freshwater reservoir was primarily meant for the Royal concern.

  1. Purohito ka Talab

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: patrika

‘Purohito ka Talab’ is being developed as a new destination for tourists. It is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers from Udaipur, in Amberi Panchayat which is also known as Mini Jaisalmer. The Reddish-Orange Chattris are a major attraction there.

  1. Goverdhan Sagar

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: Saurabh Patwari Photography

Located on the outskirts of Udaipur this place is less visited by the tourists or locals due to its distance from the city center. However, the local government bodies have worked a lot towards making it a hot-spot. A ship (structure) was also installed in the water to attract people. The people residing in the nearby colonies do come and enjoy evenings at the Goverdhan Sagar.

  1. Madaar (Chota-Bada)

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: Udaipurblog

The Main source of water in Fatehsagar is the Madaar Lake (Chhota). These two water bodies (and must be counted as two different lakes) are known under a single name ‘Madaar’ and colloquially people refer to them as ‘Chota Madaar’ and ‘Badaa Madaar’ meaning small and large Madaar. Water comes from Madar Lake and Swaroop Sagar Link Channel to fill up the lake Fatehsagar.

The nearby ones:

  1. Jaisamand Lake

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: rajasthan direct

Jaisamand Lake is the second largest artificial lake in Asia. It is situated at a distance of approximately 51 km from the city of Udaipur. The lake is also known as Dhebar Lake. It was built by Maharana Jai Singh while making a dam on the Gomti River in the year 1685. He kept the name of the lake Jaisamand after his known name; Jaisamand means ‘Ocean of Victory’.

  1. Rajsamand Lake

    How Many Lakes Are There In Udaipur?
    Source: Hemant Paliwal

Located 66 km north of Udaipur, Rajsamand Lake lies between Rajnagar and Kankroli districts. It is also known as Rajsamudra Lake.  The lake was a result of a dam constructed across the river Gomati, Kelwa, and Tali; built by Maharana Raj Singh I in the years 1662-1676. One of the major attractions at the Rajsamand Lake is the array of nine pavilions or ‘nauchowki’ (nine ghats) that are beautifully adorned with pictures of the sun, chariots, gods, birds and detailed carvings.

Aren’t you amazed by knowing about the number of lakes in the whole of Udaipur!!!

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उदयपुर के पाँच मशहूर चायवाले, जिनके यहाँ की चाय ज़रूर पीनी चाहिए।

चाय किसे नहीं पसंद होती है? और जिसे नहीं होती उसे अक्सर दुसरे ग्रह से आया हुआ माना जाता है(मज़ाक के तौर पर ही सही पर माना तो जाता है)। सुबह की शुरुआत से लेकर शाम के सूर्यास्त तक हर सुख-दुःख में करीबियों से पहले चाय को याद किया जाता है। ‘चाय पर चर्चा’ का एक ट्रेंड सा बना हुआ है और अब तो सर्दिया भी आ गई है। गर्मियों में तक चाय से पीछा नहीं छुड़ा सकते तो सर्दियों में तो सोचना भी गुनाह है। इन सर्दियों में आप ख़ूब चाय पिए और अच्छी जगह की चाय पिए इसलिए हम यहाँ आपको बताने जा रहे है उदयपुर की पाँच वो जगह जहाँ की चाय आप लोगो को पीनी ही चाहिए…

पंडित जी की लेमन टी:

Pandit Ji lemon Tea

ये ऑरेंज टी-शर्ट में प्रेम-पूरी गोस्वामी है, उदयपुर में लेमन-टी की क्रांति लाने वाले यही है। वैसे तो इन्हें 20 सालों का अनुभव है लेकिन पिछले 5-6 सालों में इन्होने लेमन-टी बनाना शुरू किया। पहले जहाँ दिन का 20-25 लीटर दूध रोज़ का आता था वहीँ आज सिर्फ 5-7 लीटर में ही काम चल जाता है। आलम ये है कि लोग यहाँ की लेमन टी पीने के लिए 100 किलोमीटर दूर से आ जाते है और अच्छी बात ये है कि इस चाय का नुकसान कुछ भी नहीं है बल्कि ढेर सारे फ़ायदे है सो अलग।saheli1 यहीं पर बैठे एक रेगुलर ग्राहक बताते है कि लेमन टी का जो टेस्ट पंडित जी की बनाई चाय में आता है वो उनके यहाँ सालों से काम कर रहे सहायक की बनाई चाय में भी देखने को नहीं मिलता फिर उन्ही के देखा-देखि लेमन टी बनाने वालों की तो बात ही दूर है। इसलिए अक्सर पंडित जी ही आपको लेमन टी बनाते हुए मिल जाएँगे। एक और ख़ास बात जो पंडित जी को बाकि लोगो से अलग बनाती है वो ये है कि उदयपुर घुमने आए टूरिस्ट्स के अगर 5 साल से छोटा बच्चा अगर दूध पीना चाहता है तो उन्हें फ्री में दूध पिलाया जाता है। पंडित जी हल्दीघाटी से है और मानते है कि उनकी सफलता के पीछे हल्दीघाटी का बहुत बड़ा योगदान है। इनका फेसबुक पेज भी बना हुआ है प्रेम हल्दीघाटी नाम से। पंडित जी बताते है यहाँ पड़ने वाली भीड़ का मुख्य कारण व्यवहार है।

कैसे पहुँचे : सहेलियों के बाड़ी के बिल्कुल सामने जा रही रोड पर पंडित जी की लेमन टी मिल जाएंगे।

कमलेश टी स्टाल :

kamlesh tea stall

दावे के साथ कहा जा सकता है कि उदयपुर में अगर सबसे फेमस लोगो की लिस्ट बनाई जाए तो इनका नाम उस लिस्ट में ज़रूर आएगा। इन्हें न सिर्फ़ उदयपुर जानता है बल्कि फतेहसागर घुमने आया हर शख्स इन्हें जानता ही होगा। एक न एक बार तो ज़रूर इनके यहाँ के ब्रेड पकोड़े और चाय ट्राई की ही होगी।इनका परिवार एकलिंग के पास एक गाँव से 1990 में आया था, अब ये देवाली में रहते है। 1992 में पहली बार कमलेश जी के पिताजी ने यहाँ चाय बनाना शुरू किया, पिछले 14-15 सालों से कमलेश जी इस जगह को संभाल रहे है। कमलेश जी भी मानते है कि व्यवहार और साफ़-सफाई किसी को भी आकर्षित करने का सबसे बड़ा ज़रिया है।

kamlesh tea stall

अभी यहाँ पर कमलेश जी के आलावा उनके भाई भी इनकी मदद करते है, पूरी फॅमिली इसी में लगी हुई है। ये बताते है कि आगे का कुछ नहीं सोचा है जो चल रहा है उसी को अच्छे से करने पर जोर देते है। यहाँ की चाय तो फेमस है ही पर जब साथ में कमलेश जी गरम-गरम ब्रेड पकोड़े देते है तो मज़ा दुगुना हो जाता है।

कैसे पहुँचे : फतेहसागर पर हर कोई इन्हें जनता है।

काका रेस्टोरेंट :

kaka restaurant

इन पाँचों जगहों की बात की जाए तो सबसे पहले ‘काका’ ने ही चाय पिलाना शुरू किया था। करीब 70 के दशक में पहली बार इन्होने इंडियन आयल डिपो के सामने एक छोटा सा ठेला आनंद नाम से खोला, तब यहाँ घना जंगल हुआ करता था और मजदुर वर्ग के लिए एक मात्र चाय की दूकान यही हुआ करती थी। आज इनकी तीसरी पीढ़ी ये बिजनेस संभाल रही है। आज ‘काका’ के पोते जोनी चावला और उनके बड़े भाई ‘काका रेस्टोरेंट’ संभाल रहे है। जोनी चावला ने अपने दादा जी का शुरू किया ये बिजनेस सँभालने के लिए दसवीं में ही पढाई छोड़ दी और फैमिली बिज़नेस में लग गए। भविष्य में वो रेस्टोरेंट के ऊपर होटल खोलना चाहते है जो कम कीमत में ज्यादा सुविधाएं देती हो। जोनी बताते है कि यहाँ दिन के करीब 5000 लोग चाय पीने आते है। आप इसी से अंदाजा लगा सकते है कि ‘काका’ रेस्टोरेंट उदयपुर में कितना फेमस है।

कैसे पहुँचे : सेक्टर 11 मेन रोड

विनायक चायवाला (पुदीना चाय) :

vinayak chai wala

अच्छी खासी मार्केटिंग जॉब छोड़कर एक चाय का ठेला लगाना हर किसी के बस की बात नहीं है। लेकिन इन्होने कर दिखाया और आज शहर के लोग भी इन्हें जानने लग गए है। पुदीने की चाय पीनी हो तो विनायक के यहीं जाओ। लेकिन ये सब इतना आसान नहीं था, शुरू करने से पहले उन्हें 2 महीने खाली बैठना पड़ा। लेकिन अगर मन की जाए तो सब कुछ अच्छा ही होता है। आज शहर में ही इनके 2 आउटलेट है। पुदीना चाय

इन्हें पुदीने चाय का आईडिया नाथद्वारा अपने ससुराल से आया और सोचा इसे उदयपुर में भी लाना चाहिए। पिछले 5-6 साल से इसी में लगे हुए है। पुदीने चाय के आलावा ये ग्रीन चिल्ली चाय, चॉकलेट चाय के साथ 5 वैरायटी की चाय भी रखते है। सन्डे को बंद रखते है इसके पीछे वो बताते है कि ख़ुद का बिजनेस इसीलिए खोला ताकि घर वालो को भी टाइम दे सकूँ। बाकि दिनों में आप सुबह 8 बजे से शाम 7 बजे के बीच यहाँ जाकर पुदीने चाय का आनंद ले सकते है।

कैसे पहुँचे : rmv स्कूल गेट नंबर 2 पर इनका आउटलेट मिल जाएगा।

चायफेटेरिया : thesocialtapari

शुभ और विनिश ने 3 साल पहले इसकी शुरुआत की। शुभ पहले होटल इंडस्ट्री से जुड़े हुए थे वहीँ विनिश ट्रेवलिंग और रेसलिंग से जुड़े हुए थे। विनिश तो कॉलेज ड्रॉपआउट भी है। वहीँ शुभ को पोएट्री और राइटिंग का शौक भी है। वो अभी एक किताब भी लिख रहे है जो जल्द ही पब्लिश होने वाली है। शुभ बताते है कि वो कुछ ऐसा शुरू करना चाहते थे जिसकी आगे एक चैन बना सके इसलिए उन्होंने चायफेटेरिया शुरू किया। अब उन्होंने भोपाल में भी इसे शुरू कर दिया है और धीरे-धीरे पूरे मध्य-प्रदेश में फ़ैलाने का है।

Courtesy: shubham chouhan

इन्होने हाल ही में TheSocialTapari नाम से एक और आउटलेट खोला है। अगर यहाँ जाए तो गुलाब टी और मस्का बन ज़रूर टेस्ट करिएगा।

कैसे पहुँचे : मधुबन में इसी नाम से एक आउटलेट है इसके आलावा सुखाडिया सर्किल की ओर TheSocialTapari नाम से आउटलेट है।

ये पाँच जगह ऐसी थी जहाँ की चाय हमने वहाँ जाकर टेस्ट की और आपको इनके बारे में बताया। अगर आपके ध्यान में और भी ऐसी जगह हो तो आप कमेंट बॉक्स में शेयर कर सकते है।


8 days, 5000 clicks, several videos: ‘A SUMMER IN UDAIPUR’

Udaipur is like a peaceful dream; a place called the City of Lakes amidst the land of sand, a city against all the odds. The very soul of the city was captured in a recent video clip named ‘A SUMMER IN UDAIPUR.’ It is the first of its kind video of Udaipur. It is a short clip of 3 minutes and 41 seconds delineating an arousing story of the city.

A mesh of inventive ideas, striking visuals, seamless editing, and the comforting soundtrack is what ‘A Summer in Udaipur’ is all about.


The sound of chirruping birds, people talking, the waves of the lakes and grandeur of the royalty of the city; A Summer in Udaipur expresses how beautiful can a place look even in the most parched and dried state of India. The city indeed is shown as a masterwork by the hands of nature. The video starts with a glimpse of a typical Rajasthani couple riding a bike. As the video finds its course, one can witness an immense aesthetic appeal. The soundtrack of the clip makes it all the more surreal. The video concludes on a quick note, leaving a mystical essence that compels the onlooker to press play again.

The Man Behind A SUMMER IN UDAIPUR- Ayush Dinker

The young and talented Ayush Dinker from Delhi is the artist behind the appealing and involving short clip shot on a trip through Udaipur and completed over the course of a month. He also runs a youtube channel named ‘Ethereal.’ Ayush traveled for more than a week through every nook and corner of the city along with UdaipurBlog’s Team from the morning before the dawn till evening, while working on this project.

A Still From The Video

The footage of ‘A SUMMER IN UDAIPUR’ was captured with a GoPro, Canon 6D Camera, Flycam Stabilizer, a microphone and three different lenses. The stills for the hyper lapses were shot handheld. The video is a mixture of match edits, in-camera effects, some hyper lapses, compositing shots and small video clips. Crash zooms, back-time cuts, picture inverses and light effects were also added to add a dramatic touch between the cuts. The real challenge was of stitching all these shots together while maintaining a fluid movement of the footage.

Nearly 5000 clicks and numerous clips and hyper lapses were taken during Ayush’s visit to the city of lakes. He traveled with our teammates to various parts of the city covering every little detail. Facing some troubles too, the video came out to be a spectacular one.

As per Ayush, whenever he used to hear about Rajasthan, he would think of some of the obvious places and the sweeping desert. He perceived Udaipur to be a small city which he knew less about.A SUMMER IN UDAIPUR

He further expresses his sight of the city as, in his words, “The moment I sat down beside Lake Pichola on a summer evening, I knew this place is beautiful with a flavor unmatched in this world. The vast expanse of a number of lakes and the magnificent palaces huddled with narrow city lanes is a synthesis to make you a guest here. No doubt the hotels are soaring high for the best view. Whether the city has any more romance left is for you to conclude.”

The video has achieved soaring views of about 250k on Facebook alone and is still a trending video in Udaipur.

A visually compelling masterpiece takes time, patience, dedication, talent, creative vision, and a lot of hard work. ‘A Summer in Udaipur’ can indeed elevate your senses and make you love your city even more. Have a look at the video 

An initiative by UdaipurBlog in collaboration with Ethereal.



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फतह सागर: कहाँ से आये इतने मछ्छर!

आप में से कई लोगों ने पिछले कुछ दिनों से फतह सागर की पाल पर गाड़ी चलाते वक़्त मछ्छरों को खुदसे टकराता हुआ पाया होगा. ये झुण्ड कभी चालक की आँखों तो कभी मुँह में चले जाते हैं जिससे यहाँ दिनभर की थकान मिटाने के लिए आने वाले उदयपुरवासियों को और इस विश्व प्रसिद्ध झील की खूबसूरती निहारने पहुँचे पर्यटकों को काफी परेशानी का सामना करना पड़ रहा है.



जब हमने इसका कारण जानना चाहा तो पाया की झील के पानी में कई जगह गन्दगी का अम्बार लगा हुआ है जिसकी सफाई की सुध लेने वाला कोई नहीं है. यही गंदगी इन मछ्छरों के पनपने और पोषित होने का स्थान बनी हुई है. एक और जहां पुलिस पाल किनारे पार्किंग और झील किनारे गन्दगी को रोकने के लिए पूरा अभियान चला चुकी है और आये दिनवाटर स्पोर्ट्स को विकसित करने के नए-नए तरीके सुझाये जा रहे हैं; उसी दौरान प्रशासन की इतनी लापरवाही ना सिर्फ उदयपुरवासियों को परेशान कर रही है बल्कि बाहर से आने वाले पर्यटकों को भी गलत सन्देश देकर लौटा रही है.
हरे-भरे पहाडों के बीच फव्वारों और उद्यानों से सुसृजित झील के अति सौन्दर्यपूर्ण रूप में किनारों पर ऐसी गन्दगी आगंतुकों को कुछ खटकती नहीं है.
हम संपूर्ण उदयपुर की तरफ से निवेदन करते हैं की ये कार्य चाहे जिस किसी भी विभाग के अंतर्गत हो, वे जनहित में शीघ्र से शीघ्र झील की सफाई की और ध्यान दे. हम नहीं चाहेंगे की राष्ट्रीय मीडिया में हमारे सुन्दर शहर के पर्यटन गढ़ की देश के समक्ष ऐसी बात को लेकर कोई आलोचना हो.

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[Pictures] Ritz Jeele Ye Pal: A TV Reality Show shot entirely in Udaipur

Udaipur, also known as Lakecity or The city of Dawn, with land around the immense water lakes, folded with hills of the Aravalis. A dream come true location of romance and beauty. I must say words are not enough to define the beauty of Udaipur. It can be verified by the fact that it’s one of the best tourist places not only in India but all over the world. Anyways that’s a fact which most of us know. But what’s more interesting is people from all over the world not only love to come and visit Udaipur but also like to watch Udaipur in Movies, Pictures and daily television shows/soaps. As Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences – an inspiration for the imagination of artists.

The latest notification is about “Ritz Jeele Ye Pal”, which is an auto adventure reality television show, where 6 celebrities will pair with 6 young Indians from various regions of India to experience the great outdoors across different locations of Udaipur. There are twelve participants in the show including six celebrity participants who are Kinshuk Mahajan, Karan Wahi, Gaurav Khanna and beautiful leading ladies like Rati Pandey, Anupriya Kapoor and Pavitra Puniya. The show is based on team race in their smart Ritz cars and some other tasks to win points, according to the concept of the show the real winners are they who savour and live every moment of their experience in the show, to the fullest.

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This show is produced by Lin TV Advertising Pvt Ltd (Lintas media group) and Spil A Tale Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The complete series of the show including the Grand Finale was filmed at Udaipur which was organized and coordinated by The Crew (Sanjay Soni & Siddharth Soni). The show was shot at more than 40 different prime sights of Udaipur such as Badi pal, Hotel Fathegarh palace, Shilpgram, Dhudh Talai, Fatehsagar, Haldighati, Havala point, Ubheshwarji, Krishi Mandi etc.

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The show has 12 episodes in total which is to be telecasted in 6 weeks with its first telecast on 10th September, 2011 at 7:30 pm on star plus (Saturday and Sunday). The show was hosted by Yudi and Roshni Chopra. Director of the show is Arun Sheshkumar. Complete series of show was coordinated by THE CREW. Sanjay Soni (Owner-The Crew) played a role of Sarpanch of a village (as a judge for a task) shot in 1st episode.


Few glimpses of the show have been given below. For more details and entertainment must watch the show right from its first telecast on 10th September, 2011 at 7:30 pm on Star Plus.

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Roshni Chopra with Sanjay Soni

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Udaipur Youth Supported Anna Hazare’s Movement

In protest of Anna Hazare’s arrest on the issue of the JanLokpal bill, a candle march rally was organized today on the 17th of august 2011 at the core of the lakecity at the Fatehsagar lakeside (paal) by all the youth of Udaipur. This great public protest and gathering of about 300 Udaipurites was in the support of Hazare’s Anti-corruption (Janlokpall bill) movement. One was able to feel the anger in the atmosphere against the government’s move of arresting Anna and his follows.

The spark off protests against the government’s move of arresting Anna and his followers created anger in the whole atmosphere. The step was initiated by a few regular readers of UdaipurBlog at a dedicated Chat room for them, and was wholeheartedly supported by all the members of UdaipurBlog. The whole spark was enlightened online only and no offline authority was involved here.

UdaipurBlog team is thankful to all the people of Udaipur for their massive support and we kindly appeal all of them to maintain a supportive and peaceful atmosphere in the city, and to oppose corruption in any form

Here are few glimpses from the march at Fatehsagar in protest of the Anna Hazare’s arrest and refusal for demonstration by the Indian Government


Taste Your Health at the Food Festival in Udaipur

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A two day food festival has been organised in the city by Shikshantar, a Non Profit organisation on the theme of Jaso Ann, Vaso Man or You are what you eat. The fest has been organised in the Hanuman Temple at Devali near Fateh Sagar between 4-8 p.m. in the evening. Being a variety food lover I made up my mind to visit the place. When I went there I was warmly welcomed by Mr. Manish Jain, the co-founder of Shikshantar. There were many stalls with mouth watering dishes.

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The dishes were few famous national and international cuisines we have often heard of, but they have been modified with the local and healthier contents.  To begin with, I started with Tacos, originally a Mexican dish, but modified as per the regional grains and vegetation stuffs of Rajasthan. The crispy base was prepared of the “Khakhra” and the topping of salads and “Rajma” or red kidney beans. The next attraction was of the Veg Kababs made of beetroot or “Chukandar”, with a nice blend of flavours of coconut and coriander chutney.

The cookie sandwiches made of Mal, Ragi or Finger Millet and fresh fruits stuffed within redefined my dictionary meaning of sweet dish, to a healthier one. Sweet dish made of sanwa, a local foodstuff,  coconut laddoos, pineapple puddings, Jwar ki kheer,  pinapple and Sabudana Kheer , Kokam Sharbat (Squash made of kokam) and Pina Colada (A blend of coconut milk and pineapple juice), Ragi steam bread sandwitches, etc  were few more delicious, yet healthy food items present at the fest.

Mal Cookie Sandwitches
Mal Cookie Sandwitches
Veg Beetroot Kababs With Coriander and Coconut Chutney
Veg Beetroot Kababs With Coriander and Coconut Chutney
Mr. Manish Jain (In Kurta) explaining the qualities and nessecity of Healthy food
Mr. Manish Jain (In Kurta) explaining the qualities and nessecity of Healthy food

“Fast food has always harmed the healthy living. This food fest is in support of the concept of Slow Food movement, or the movement for switching to our home made food with local food stuffs. Today the high price we are paying for our eatables in the market is actually for the bulk amount of pesticides, insecticides, and harmful chemicals which eventually make way to our stomach. The crops like Ragi, Mal, Bajra are available locally and has been grown in villages and tribal areas from ancient times in this region. They have capacity to withstand intense climate changes. They are not so often attacked by insects, pests, etc and have great nutritive values, much greater than our conventional sources such as wheat, milk etc. These things just need to be promoted to the common masses, who want to sustain with a healthy living”

-Manish Jain

I met the enthusiastic team behind this innovative concept. The concept was coined by Manoj Prajapat and Surendra Gandharva, popularly known as Sunny. The team is energetic, confident, determined, and making every effort to promote the healthy living.

“I started working on the concept of Healthy food and healthy alternatives to fast food with Manoj Prajapat. We have worked for many years, and evolved with our idea, and made them better day by day. All the dishes presented here are cooked in zero oil and zero fat (Ghee/Butter), all the stuffs are either in their raw forms or steamed, as every nutritive value is lost on frying or cooking. We haven’t even used the cow’s milk, so as to ensure zero animal content. Coconut milk has been used as its alternative. In the sweet dishes, every care has been taken care of to ensure that there is minimal usage of additional sweeteners, and the natural sweetness has been emphasized. Still, wherever needed, we have used Gud and Misri instead of sugar.”

– Surendra Gandharva

The Food Fest will be continuing today also, with an entirely different menu than yesterday. This fest is open to all. This is a healthy initiative, and I recommend all to give a visit and taste the health. 🙂


Chain Reaction: Cycling towards a Healthier Life

chain reactionPaddling down along the roadways of beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake on a sunny morning was surely supposed to be a lot of fun. Enjoying the morning raga amidst the beautiful natural landscapes of Aravalli hills and the lakeview was a thing which couldn’t go unnoticed with young Turks all set on their firefox bikes cycling down from Fateh Sagar Lake to the uphills of Badi Lake, just for the joy of cycling and enjoying the nature at its best.

A group of young enthusiasts in the leadership of Mr. Nitin Hiran the owner of firefox bike station in the City went on for fun and adventures ride on their Firefox bikes. The journey stated at Madhuban where all the members gathered and cycled across the Fateh Sagar lake and the fun and adventurous trip ended at the uphills of green Badi Lake.

The initiative is aimed to encourage cycling among the citizens and motivate people towards adventurous sports and a healthier- happier life. The fun ride also brings along with it joy of enjoying the nature and greenery around and know other vibrant & enthusiastic group members across different age groups creating a good platform for like minded people.
These types of activities might be new to Udaipur City but they have been happening around in metro’s such as Delhi , Mumbai and Bangalore to encourage people towards a healthier and happier life. With oil prices and pollution levels rising up this is a good step towards a different and changed world. There are different groups and people who come forward and take part in such activities.

These groups also have different active online communities such as :




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This group Chain Reaction has been doing similar activities in the past and will continue doing such adventurous and fun activities in and around Udaipur discovering new trails and pathways just for the joy of cycling and spirit of adventure.

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Nitin Hiran
Nitin Hiran

Besides being an entrepreneur Mr. Hiran is also a Nature lover, photographer and an outgoing adventurous personality.

Do get in contact with Mr. Hiran and join his league “Chain Reaction” for the upcoming fun and adventure.

Contact Mr. Hiran : ;

You can also call him up for more details : +91-9530080180


Top – 5 Unforgettables in Udaipur of 2010

2010 has come to an end. Now “Next Year” is only “Next Day” away.
But this year has given us tremendous memories, many good and few unfortunately bad. So to get u into a quick flashback of the whole year, without stressing your brain a lot, here I start my illustration for the year.


I ‘m Lovin’ It

Now this statement will be heard in almost every home in Udaipur.
Yes my dear Udaipies. Finally McDonalds has opened its first outlet in Lakecity at the Celebration Mall in Bhuvana.

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Lakecity to create Management Machos

Finally after so much issue on the matter of IIT in udaipur, finally Udaipur is blessed with an IIM, proposed to be at baleecha. The proposed IIM for the time being will however be run in the newly constructed polymer science building in MLSU.

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Earthquake trembles Lakecity

10th November 4:16 a.m. would be one of the bad times of our city, when we were shook by an earthquake. However thankfully, there was no damage to life or property.

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Rolling, Camera, and Action…!!!

Udaipur’s spectacular beauty is simply irresistible. To capture this picturesque beauty of the world’s no. 1 city, many movie and TV artists entered our Lakecity. The year saw rise in global visitors for the same reason. To mention a few, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (starring Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire fame), Mission Impossible 4 (starring Tom Cruise)( as reported by unverified sources) ,Rani (a French TV serial), Master Chef India (Indian TV serial hosted by Akshay Kumar on Star Plus), Impatient Vivek, and a Documentary from Seria was also shot in our own Lakecity.

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The day the Lakecity stood still

Monsoons 2010 brought in many expectations to Udaipies about the dried up lakes. Every prayer was answered by the almighty. The dried lakes soon turned into brimful lakes. Finally the day was 9th September when the lakes overflowed after 4 years. However, a sad part associated with the happy news was that a tourist drowned in a boat accident in the lake Fatehsagar.

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Vinod Fast Food and Chinese Cafe

Vinod Fast Food and Chinese Cafe

If You Have Been to Fatehsagar and Never Visited Vinod Ji’s Cafe than maybe you Missed the Real Fun Of Being to FatehSagar. It is One Of The Most Famous and the Most Preferred Fast Food and Ice Cream Cafe Facing the Beautiful FatehSagar Lake.

The Person Incharge at The Shop Mr. Gajendra Bhaiya is a Very Fun Loving Person (ref. Local Language He Is – ‘Bindass’). He is Well known among Youth and Knows all the Bits and News of the Fatehsagar and Youth Trend. It Would Be Fun for You Chatting With Him.

Their Shops At Mumbaiya Bazar On FatehSagar Lake Includes:

Vinod Faluda Ice Cream Center


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Vinod Cold Coffee

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Your UdaipurBlog Recommends you This Cafe and Fun Spot Opposite FatehSagar. Do Visit and Have A Great Time Their.

Also we Recommend you Vinod Ji’s Special Paneer Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cold Coffee 🙂 We Hope You Love It. 🙂