Do you know about the Secret Temples Instagram Startup from Udaipur?

History in itself is a deep rooted word and lesser do we know that somewhere its core root resides in our country and our culture too.

It’s a world of speed that we live in. Who wants to slow down? Maybe no one but we all should stop for once and give a glance at what history and stature we possess.

As you all know India is known for its wide cultural, tradition, and oldest civilizations. The temples here are primeval and here’s a youngster from Udaipur, Priyesh Jain who’s keen interest in archaeological sites, exploring different places and temples has resulted into Secret Temples. In the world of modernization, Secret Temples have taken an initiative to keep us rooted with faith and tradition.

About Secret Temples: 

  • The main aim of Secret Temples is to introduce the mysterious and beautiful history of many temples around the world.
  • It aims to educate youngsters and the coming generation to be aware of various traditions and cultures around the world.
  • It also provides information on a variety of the world’s religions.
  • Secret Temples gives details on various religions’ values, teachings, lifestyle, architectural details & many more. 

Achievements of Secret Temples

  • Secret Temples crossed 258k followers just within a short span of 11 months on Instagram and became India’s only leading culture startup to achieve this benchmark, that too organically, without any paid promotion.
  • Recently they have received gifts from Sadhguru (Isha Foundation) on Mahashivratri.
  • A few days ago Isha Foundation sent them a copy of Sadhguru’s latest book “Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny”
  • One of their posts was featured on Zostel’s official Instagram handle.
  • Secret Temples was featured on Travel+Leisure India and Tripoto.
  • They were featured on some of the digital media platforms too.

About the founder 

Priyesh Jain is the founder of Secret Temples. The concept of starting this startup is to create a connecting link between the youth and the long-forgotten traditional history of the world. His ultimate goal is to create a place where you can find answers to almost all the questions related to historic and mysterious temples. 

He started Secret Temples on 1st of July 2020. He is  originally a resident of Kun village in Rajasthan. When he was in his village during the lock-down last year, he visited a place called Balicha. Near that place there was a 1000 years old Jain temple, also known as Balicha Jain temple. After visiting the temple, he found that an ancient and wonderful temple presenting Indian culture is in dilapidated condition today due to lack of proper maintenance and also because people do not know about this temple. So he thought that, in the absence of information, a priceless heritage should not be lost like this, and not only this, there must be many more such valuable, incomparable heritage which people (especially the youth) are deprived of today and will be deprived even further.

While searching for a solution to this problem, he got the inspiration that why not make these implicit, invisible cultures accessible to every youth with “Secret Temples”. When he started this startup he realized this is where his heart belongs, in the midst of secrets of temples.

Coming along with cultures and secrets of our temples we have been through an amazing exploration journey with Secret Temples, where from providing youth a message to preserve our heritage to acknowledging the world about the hidden amusements, the startup has made our history enliven; for us and for generations to come. 

Click here to check the Secret Temples website.

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मेवाड़ के प्रमुख शक्तिपीठ – The Major Temples of Mewar


7 reasons why Udaipur should be your next travel destination

Udaipur, Venice of the east is an exotic and picturesque city that witnesses thousands of tourists throughout the year. The city has a magical vibe that attracts people towards itself from all over the world. Although, the best time to visit Udaipur is Monsoon, even in the heat of blazing sun each and every day spent in the city of lakes is mystical and absolutely worth it.

Although there are a thousand reasons to visit Udaipur, still we give you 8 best reasons that why it should be your next travel destination.

Let’s get started.

The first and the most obvious-


1. City of lakes-

A still of Lake Pichola

City of lakes seems to be a synonym of Udaipur. The beautiful and magnificent lakes are the soul of Udaipur and act as a major tourist attraction. The scenic backdrop of shimmering lakes embodies the essence of tourists in this city. Must visit lakes are Fatehsagar lake, Lake Pichola, Badi lake and Udai Sagar lake.

These lakes are often crowded as people of all ages visit them during and morning and evening for a walk and to chill.

2. Larger than life hotels-

The Oberoi Udaivilas

Want your stay to be memorable and lavish at the same time? Well, Udaipur hotels are the perfect option for you. The hospitality and architecture of the hotels are a class apart. The palatial hotels speak of glorious past, the flickering of sunshine on the beautiful lakes makes it a paradise for every tourist.

Even the budget hotels situated in old city will give you a stunning view from your window. Some of the best hotels include Taj Lake Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Jag Mandir Palace, Leela Palace, Chunda Palace, Ramada and The Lalit.

3. Sumptuous temples-

Jagdish temple

Many people are not aware of the fact that Udaipur is also famous for its temples. These temples are not merely just about worship but the architecture and history behind these temples have a story to tell. Some temples like Neemach Mata and Karni Mata give a bird’s eye view of the city. While temples like Ekling Ji and Jagdish Mandir depict the true history of Mewar rulers and the city.

For further information on temples in Udaipur, click here

4. The Land of Forts and Palaces-

City Palace, Udaipur

A journey to the land of forts and palace where everything is soaked into royal ambiance. If you are a history buff just like me then Udaipur is a definite visit for you. The Forts and Palaces depict the Vellore and raw beauty of Mewar. Prominent Forts and Palaces to visit are-

City Palace

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Monsoon Palace

Bagore Ki Haveli

5. Mouth Watering food-

Daal Bati, Traditional Rajasthani food

The city is home to restaurants that serve delicious and mouth-watering food. Udaipur has some of the best ‘dinner with a view’ restaurants which allows you to dine by the lakeside where you can enjoy the meal as well as lake view side by side.

I recommend you to try the traditional Rajasthani food at least once on your trip to Udaipur and trust me you won’t regret it.

6. A perfect destination for Shopaholics-

source: Travel Triangle

If you are in Udaipur than there is some serious shopping to be done. The local market of Udaipur is a delight and it highlights the ethnic culture of the city in its work. Although there is a big list of items to be bought popular things include Journals, handicrafts, Painting and sculptures, turbans, Traditional Rajasthani attires.

For more info. related to shopping in Udaipur click here.

7. Exploring nearby destinations-

Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Lastly, if you have some free time left than you also have an option of traveling to destinations like Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Haldi Ghati, Ranakpur and Nathadwara which are only an hour or two rides from Udaipur.

Udaipur’s royalty, rich culture, and heritage, vibrancy and hospitality will make you fall in love with this city instantly.

These were just 7 out of innumerable reasons that why Udaipur should be your next travel getaway.

We hope to see you soon in Udaipur.

Till then, Happy travelling.