Watch IPL on the big screen at these places – Here’s a list

Cricket is the heartbeat of the nation and the most popular sport in the country. All of the country’s emotions are linked to cricket in some way or the other and this is one of the biggest reasons why it is considered a religion than merely just a game. Cricket is the richest sport in the country and garners an unmatched fan following, be it, for the teams or any player in particular. Some of these players have even made it to films and have had biopics made after them. We all devotedly follow these players so let’s not go into the details!

It is that time of the year again where cricket fanatics just cannot take their eyes off phones and TV screens. Yes! It is the IPL season and all of us eagerly look forward to every evening, so that we can sit on the couch and watch our favorite players smash big sixes and vanquish the rival team. Be it office, classrooms, or any other place of work, nobody wants to miss even a single glimpse of the craziness that spreads during this season.

Watching IPL only gets better when there’s a whole gang of people cheering for their favorite team, binging on delicious food and a couple of drinks! Isn’t it? We have compiled a list of places where you can catch this extravaganza on the big screen as you eat your favorite food with your close ones.

Take a look:

1. Rootage Restaurant and Lounge

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This can possibly be the perfect place to relax and watch IPL with your friends this season. The place offers decent ambiance and has a variety of cuisines on the menu.

Location: Ashoka Cinema Rd, Ashoka Cinema Premises, Surajpole, Nada Khada, Udaipur

Contact: 072300 19831

2. Notomoro Cafe and Bar

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This place has created quite a buzz in the city with its cool architecture and amazing dishes on the palette. Head over to this place for an amazing experience of watching IPL with your family and friends.

Location: The Fern Residency, Rooftop, Hiran Magri, Sector 3, Udaipur

Contact: 073402 66111

3. Aqua Cafe Lounge

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This is another great place to support your favorite team and eat yummy food, overlooking Swaroop Sagar Lake.

Location: 4th Floor Hotel Brahma Niwas, Next to Swaroop Vilas Hotel, Ambavgarh, Udaipur

Contact: 096496 86364

4. Level 5 Rooftop Bistro

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This place is the newest of all and is ready to thrill the city with a whole new concept and amazing menu. They also have all the set-ups in place for IPL screenings. Have you heard about it yet?

Location: 57/2, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur

Contact: 082335 00000

5. Vantage by Panna Vilas Restaurant and Lounge

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A rooftop restaurant with a decent view of the Palace and the Lakes. This place is an ideal destination for cricket fans.

Location: G-14 Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Trident Road (Above Hotel Viaan), Udaipur

Contact: 096722 22872

6. Hotel Jaisingh Garh

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Another place in the same region offering nice food and a decorous ambiance.

Location: 3, Trident Road, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Shavri Colony, Udaipur

Contact: 083770 04514

7. Open Affair

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The very popular restaurant, known especially for its discotheque, now screens IPL matches as well. The perfect combo!

Location: 7/8 Udaivilas Road, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Udaipur

Contact: 098290 23331

8. Rockkwood Restaurant

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This quaint place at Pratap Nagar offers mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Feast on a grilled fish as you watch the match, simply delightful!

Location: Near Aapni Dhani, Pratap Nagar, Sukher By-pass, Udaipur

Contact: +91 946137 7769

9. Cafe Rocks

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The forever rocking cafe to the rescue with an appetizing menu and fine ambiance to hoot for your favorite team.

Location: 4, Ashok Nagar Main Rd, Ashok Nagar, Udaipur

Contact: 098299 66924

10. Hotel Udaigarh

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A cozy place to dine with your friends and enjoy matches. Drop in for a picture-perfect evening.

Location: 21, Lal Ghat Road, Udaipur

Contact: 0294 242 1239

11. Sun N Moon Rooftop Restaurant and Cafe

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This place needs no introduction. With one of the highest rooftops in town, this is the place to be this season.

Location: 84 Gangaur Marg, Near Jagdish Temple Marg, Above Hotel Udai Niwas, Udaipur

Contact: 080948 88869

12. Bluemoon Kinaraz

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Another place with one of the highest rooftop restaurants in the old city, this place has the perfect view and a big menu. What more can you ask for?

Location: 6, Panch Dewari Marg, Hanuman Ghat, Outside Chandpole, Udaipur

Contact: 094607 26436

13. Cafe Meraki

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A comfy place to watch IPL with your gang over shakes and mocktails.

Location: Shavri Colony, Udaipur

Contact: 070730 22224

14. Brewz Rock Cafe 

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Watch cricket accompanied by live music and a groovy atmosphere over drinks and good food.

Location: 4th-floor, Celebration Mall, Bhuwana, Udaipur

Contact: 074268 11991

15. Mic & Munch Cafe

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Shout for your favorite team over a bowl of pasta or your favorite shake here. This place has a trendy feel to it.

Location: 1st floor, Opposite Hanuman Temple, near DP Jewelers, Bhopalpura, Udaipur

Contact: 084520 00455

16. Naksas Lounge
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Located in the same complex, another funky space for watching your favorite matches over a cup of coffee.

Location: 1st floor, Inaya Complex, Near D.P. Jewelers, Bhopalpura, Court Circle, Udaipur

Contact: 077372 01898


These are only some of the major places of the town screening IPL matches along with a really amazing variety of food. 

Please tell us about other places that you know in the comments section. I would love to visit those places and enjoy some matches!

Have a great day!


Planning a one-day Udaipur trip? Here’s a list of some must visit places

Udaipur has an unparalleled splendor and remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a city famous for its bewitching architecture, scrumptious Rajasthani cuisine, and striking monuments that hold rich history behind its walls. Such is the charm of the city that a one-day visit seems incomplete just by the mention of it. There are simply so many places to explore in and around the city and each place is so alluring, it feels as if it just doesn’t want to let go of you.

Millions of tourists travel to the beautiful City of Lakes every year to find out what the fuss is all about, and much to their amazement, go back with a truckload of memories and stories worth giving an ear to! It is one of the most sought-after places for travel enthusiasts and a popular backpacking destination as well.

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Most of the tourists visiting Udaipur throughout the year are backpackers and budget travelers who visit the city for merely a day and search for places to go to that can make their traveling videos and photo albums a lot more colorful. Well, Udaipur never disappoints, and for the same purpose, we have come up with a list of places you must visit during a day’s trip (supposedly, morning to evening). Have a look:

1. Fatehsagar Lake:

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A trip to Udaipur would be a trip in vain if you do not visit the majestic lakes in the City of Lakes! You must not miss the sight of the rising Sun and the tranquility that is during morning around these lakes. The sound of the chirping birds and water hitting the shore is soothing and with a plate of ‘Poha’ and sizzling hot ‘Chai’ (tea), should you even ask for more? You can spend the morning hours here as well as at Lake Pichola overlooking the City Palace, Jag Mandir, and Lake Palace from Karni Mata as the rest of the city becomes operational mostly after Ten.

2. The City Palace Museum:

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And to take a deeper look into the rich history of Mewar kingdom and all of its rulers, a trip to the Palace is a must. After you have had your breakfast, you must move on to the City Palace complex. The City Palace complex is a splendid example of Rajasthani architecture and the cultural heritage of Mewar built by Maharana Udai Singh II. A visit to the museum typically takes 2-3 hours and entry to the museum is chargeable at a fee of ₹300 for adults and ₹100 for children aged 5-18. The museum opens at 0900 hours and closes at 1730 hours. Also, check out Palki Khana Restaurant inside the palace complex.

3. Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace):

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Painted with white artistic domes on top of a hill is the glorious Monsoon Palace. It is named after Maharana Sajjan Singh Ji who built the palace chiefly to visit during the Monsoon season. It provides a panoramic view of the city and surroundings which a delightful sight. A visit here takes 2-3 hours and entry to this Palace is at a nominal cost of ₹80-90 for each person whereas vehicles are charged too. The preferred timing to visit Sajjangarh is from 1000 hours to 1700 hours. You can also visit the Sajjangarh Biological Park and Zoo located at the foot of the hill.

4. Old City Tour and Shopping:

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A visit to Udaipur is incomplete without some shopping from the local markets. Udaipur is famous for wooden handicrafts, traditional jewelry, brassware, pagadis (turban), mojadis (ethnic footwear), leather items, etc. Visit these local markets at Hathipole, Bapu Bazaar, and Palace road and treat yourself with some amazing collection of items from the local nearby villages. Don’t forget to treat your taste buds with some lip-smacking Rajasthani food as well. And don’t worry if you are left with some more time, try visiting Jagdish Temple, Vintage Car Museum, Bagore ki Haveli, Maharana Pratap Smarak (memorial), you will be left in awe!

5. Dinner by the Lake – ending it in style!

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As the day closes to an end, there is one thing that will haunt you for the rest of your lives if not done, while in Udaipur, and that is a blissful candle-lit dinner by the lakeside overlooking the City Palace as it lights up in all its glory. There are several lake-facing restaurants by Pichola serving cuisines from all over the world with an ambiance worth every penny that you shell out. Dig in at any of these places and don’t forget to click pictures as you are definitely going to be making this trip, a trip of your lifetime!

A lot remains unexplored during this one-day trip to Udaipur. Take out some time and come back soon because one visit just ain’t enough!

Tell us how your trip to Udaipur was and share your memories with us. I will be glad to see all of them!

Have a great day.




6 Long drive worthy roads in Udaipur

We all have come across those moments when we want to roam around the city but don’t want to reach anywhere. We just want to enjoy the music, winds soothing our hairs and raw nature in front of our eyes. At such times all we need is a perfect long drive with our loved ones and make it a day.

Here’s the list of roads which are perfect for the day when your mind is in the need of a long drive.

Rani Road

Whenever we think of a long drive, the first option that comes to our mind is Rani Road. Apart from the smooth road enveloping the beautiful lake, there is something in this place which wants us to stay a little more. You can see the entire Fatehsagar pal from there and the view is mind blowing especially at night. After few renovations the government made in last few years, you can also see some stone sculptures here that are perfect for pictures and selfies.

6 Long drive worthy roads in Udaipur
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100 ft. Road near University Road

If you are desiring for a looong long drive this is an ideal destination for you, or let’s say ideal way for you. It starts from A-one school and goes all the way to Shobhagpura circle and further meets Sukher Highway. In case you are hungry, you can find all the kind of eateries along the way. From stalls and cafes to restaurants. It is usually less crowded at night so that you can have a peaceful journey to nowhere.

6 Long drive worthy roads in Udaipur
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Shobhagpura Bypass Road

If you are at 100 ft. road this is one more way you can go for a lovely evening. For this road, you just need to take a turn to the right from the Shobhagpura Circle and after some distance one left from towards the Ceremony Resort. This is very less crowded and doesn’t have many shops. It will meet on Sukher Highway again.

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Pratap Gaurav Kendra Road

It can be reached from Vidhya Bhawan road by taking a right from Premi Paan corner. This is situated in a hilly area so you can have a wonderful view and landscapes and that too not much far from the city yet far from the chaos of the city. This road can lead you towards Badi road so in case you want to reach a destination after a long drive, you can land yourself at Badi.

6 Long drive worthy roads in Udaipur

Jaal Boraj road to Jungle Safari road

This road is entirely surrounded by lush green trees and natural aura. The cool breeze coming from Lake Pichola via trees will give you peace from your hectic life. This road can make you reach Jungle Safari, Golden Par, and Pratap Park. You can visually see Lake Pichola at one side of the road and even touch the water after crossing few trees and grass.

6 Long drive worthy roads in Udaipur
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Chirwa tunnel Road

This road can be a very good option when you literally want to go out of the city and enjoy a good drive on a highway. It will land you towards the Chirwa tunnel and if you’re still not satisfied and want more you can go forward for Eklingji or Nathdwara. You can have some tea or even meal on the local Dhabas in the way.

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With these roads above, I’m sure you’ll head out this evening with absolutely no destination in mind because after all the way is more beautiful than the destination.


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-

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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.

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Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

Aakansha Luthra or you can call her by the name ‘Curvy Diva Chic’, is all about body positivity, travel, plus-size fashion blogging, make-up and so much more. Her Instagram feed imparts positive vibes and so many colors that you would get mesmerized. I ran into talking to her and had so many questions to ask! So here is a brief about who is the Curvy Diva Chic and all that you must know about her.

Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

How would you define yourself?

I am an everyday Plus size fashion blogger who loves long, flowing, breezy maxi dresses and skirts. If I were to define myself, I would sum up within these points;

♥ I am someone who would pick skirts over pants.

♥ Someone who loves to dress up for herself, love red lipsticks and coral pink being my soul color.

♥ I love cooking and travel to stay sane!

Tell our readers about your Blog- Curvy Diva Chic.

CURVYDIVACHIC.COM is an Everyday Curvy Girl’s Blog about Fashion, Travel, and Lifestyle. I started my blog in the year 2014 with a vision of boosting the self-esteem of plus size women through the silent language of fashion. My blog boasts plus size body positivity and encourages women to love their bodies.

How Did You First Get into Blogging?

I started my blog when I realized my love for fashion and I believe we are lucky to be in the era where fashion is more about embracing your personal sense of style rather than following the path of predefined “trends” set by someone else. Fashion helped me with my self-esteem, and I thought my voice may help others like me to be who they are. I was into writing already; fashion brought out the hippity-hop personality I never knew existed in me.

Plus size fashion is fun.

I get to talk constructively about things I always wanted to share, like doing what you really want to do and not thinking about what others have to say, because everyone has an opinion, and we are a population of 7 billion!Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

Tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?

It all started with an urge to express me. Further, excellent communication skills, being an extrovert and a strong will to do it helped me out a lot. Thanks to being fat a major part of my life, I am now immune to others opinions about me. So yeah, nothing matters and I get to do what I want to do!

How would you describe your blogging style?

Expressive, Chic, Elegant. I work on boosting self-esteem, mine as I boost others’.

Tell me about your proudest achievement?

For me, the proudest achievement was when I was featured in The Hindu for my work.Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far? Were your parents supportive of your career choice?

The most challenging moment in career was the decision of starting a blog. My parents have been a strong support for my entire career.

What would you say that is the biggest challenge for fashion blogging?

Fashion Blogging is an expensive affair.  Further, conceptualization of the blog post is harder than it looks.Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

Who is your fashion inspiration?

Adele! She is the reason I fell in love with fashion in the first place.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I am committed to the Long Flowy Maxi dresses. Anything classic and chic, especially vintage! I believe that if you don’t find something good to wear go for Off Shoulders, they are instant fixes. When I talk about colors, I go for corals and yellows, trust me these can do way more than just brighten your ensemble.Aakanksha Luthra is making heads turn | Fashion Blogger-Entrepreneur from Udaipur

Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?

I perceive myself as a successful Social Media Influencer and becoming the voice that I am.

Mention the brands or people you have collaborated with.

Daniel Wellington, Stalkbuylove, FabAlley, Lastinch etc.  to name a few.


We hope the Curvy Diva Chic makes a difference and spreads tons of body positivity through her fashion. It was a pleasure talking to such an amazing girl with so much to share. If you wanna know more about her, you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook and check out her website as well.


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The Street Art in Udaipur

Rajasthan is distinguished for its famous style of paintings which include murals and miniature paintings. The wall murals found in Udaipur are truly marvelous- from graffiti to traditional- everything can be found on the street walls of the city. Palaces, Havelis, streets, buildings, all are covered with these amazing arts. Multitudes of murals greet you, and many of them vary from being painted recently, to those which are quite old found within the beautiful interiors of the palaces, temples, etc.

These exquisite murals found adorning the walls of the city are a thing to watch.  Well, these are specifically found in the ‘Old-City’ of Udaipur. Some are modern arts made by the travelers who come to Udaipur while some of them are made by the city dwellers. Many of them are also made under the ‘Beautification’ process of the city.

Know about the Street Art in Udaipur:

The Traditional Rajputana Art: The Decorative Wall Paintings

Ever thought why these elephants, men, and women are made on our streets? Just to look beautiful? No, there is also some significance behind the traditional art form.

There are a plethora of Rajputana paintings in which a common theme is found throughout. Rajputana artwork is a great manipulation of space. The insertion of fuller spaces is meant to emphasize the lack of boundaries and inseparability of characters and landscapes. In this way, the individuality of physical characters is almost rejected, allowing both the portrayed backgrounds and human figurines to be equally vivid.street art in udaipur

In ancient times Mewar rulers wanted paintings and wall murals to portray their determination, establishing their heritage. Hence, paintings were often indicative of a king’s legacy or their changes made to better the society.

As a mark of beautification, whether during festivals or marriage ceremonies or simply otherwise, these paintings are done on the outside walls of houses and buildings. They display colorful and elaborate portraits of men, women, elephants, horses, riders and deities.street art in udaipur

Both recent and historical paintings can be seen on the walls of the city. Walking down narrow streets of Udaipur’s old city is alike wandering in an art gallery. Whitewashed house walls make canvases for local and foreign artists, who draw cows and elephants, or princely men and women with beautiful clothes or something totally different like some graffiti or abstract art. Most often, the traditional paintings adorn the entrances of houses. They are believed to create a harmonious ambiance, to seek spiritual guidance and cut off evil. Many are decorated with tiny mirrors or mosaic.street art in udaipur


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Embellishing the Walls of Udaipur: The Modern Street Art

While there are plenty of traditional arts on the streets of Udaipur, the old city is also decorated by modern arts like graffiti by foreign travelers who come here from various parts of the world and leave a mark on the City. Some of them are quotations written on the walls of restaurants while some are typical abstract art that is very alluring to watch.

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The Painted Peacock Project

One of the wall mural, somewhere near the Chandpol Bridge is the most famous in the city. It was made by 4-5 women artist from New Zealand. The women came here under a special task The Painted Peacock Project, a trip that aimed at sharing knowledge with local children in need and teaching them the art of stenciling, painting and jewelry making.

A lot of people do not know this fact that the painting was initially made by a stencil and then faired out. Interesting!!!

For people who are missing out on what Graffiti is, these are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted on a wall or other surface, often within public view.

Another quite famous wall painting is at Ambrai Ghat, made by Action Udaipur under the beautification process, making the worn out walls of Udaipur beautiful and worth staring! No doubt the mural at Ambrai is remarkable; the use of bright colors on a pale peach wall embosses the painting. The grandness of the Action Udaipur wall mural is mesmeric and entices a lot of people to click.

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Action Udaipur Wall Art at Ambrai Ghat

A huge art at the Zostel is one that can mesmerize any onlooker. These murals are timeless marks on the walls that represent diverse culture and inhabitance on the globe. These have also become a spot for unmatched photos and selfies for the localities and tourists.street art in udaipur

The streets of Udaipur are ornamented with unparalleled art that is admired by many residents and tourists as well. Indeed all such arts and elements of beauty attract a lot of tourism to our city.

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I have listed down some of them, which I loved the most. Try to guess the locations of these by seeing the pictures, if you can. Also, tell me if I have missed any significant wall art anywhere in the city by mentioning the location in the comments below.


Photos By: Siddharth Nagar

Places to Visit

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

As Dharohar” means “Heritage”, the Dharohar show is an exclusive display of Rajasthan’s exquisite heritage and folk dance forms which are quite famous pan-India and have gained international recognition too. Tourists from various cities of India as well as from overseas come down to Rajasthan to sway with the mesmerizing dance forms accompanying vernacular vocals and music.Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

The show is held in Bagore Ki Haveli, which is situated at Gangaur Ghat, is a 17th-century private mansion of Rajput royals and is now turned into a museum. The Dharohar show, in collaboration with West Zone Cultural Center (WZCC), is held every evening from 7 pm to 8 pm at Neem Chowk in Bagore ki Haveli. The show is running seamlessly every day since the last 17 years.

The show starts with artists singing folk songs of Rajasthan, which are indeed quite touching. Then the following listed dance forms are performed by skilled artists. Let us have an overview of the dance forms illustrated by the performers.

Chari DanceDharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

The show starts with the Charri dance. Chari dance is one of the most popular folk dances in Northern Rajasthan, performed by women of Gujjar community of Kishangarh. This dance depicts the art of collecting water in a chari (earthen pot) by these women in their daily routine.

Dressed traditionally in colorful Rajasthani dresses, Gujjar Women perform the Chari dance on the beats of Rajasthani instruments like dhol, dholak, nagada etc which becomes one of the reasons for the attraction towards this dance. The dancers carry brass pots that are fire lit and dance keeping them on their heads.

Gawri Dance

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

Next, to the Chari dance, Gawri was performed. Gawari dance of southern Rajasthan is a tribal dance of the famous Bhil tribe. They move from places to places to perform this dance which is in a form of a drama. The dance shows a dynamic fight between the Goddess Amba and Devil Bhiamwal. The entire troupe dances around a central spot consecrated to the deity Amba.

Ghumar Dance

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

Often performed exclusively for ladies gathering, Ghumar is particularly a women’s dance. It was initially developed by the Bhil tribal community of Rajasthan but later adopted by various others as well. Known for its enthusiastic and traditional touch; Ghumar has not only built its name in India but also has gained international recognition and applaud.

This spectacular folk dance has derived its name from ‘ghoomna’ which means circling. Fascination starts when colors of the flowing ‘ghaghara’ (the long skirts) worn by the women dancers start to flow. Filled with oodles of grace, the skirt flair sways while the women twirl in circles, their faces covered with a ‘Ghoonghat’ or veil.

Terah Taal DanceDharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

Terah Taal is a dance form which is performed by skilled artists; these are the Kamada Tribes who are traditional snake charmers. This intricate dance form comprises of tying thirteen little brass discs known as “Manjeeras” to various parts of their bodies and play Terah Taal or thirteen rhythms. They strike these manjeeras in 13 different styles with the ones they hold in their hands. This creates a soothing rhythm.

It is also performed religiously by devotees of Baba Ramdev temple at Runecha. Terah Taal is one of the most complex as well as the eye-pleasing folk dance of Rajasthan. Often swords in the mouths and pot on the heads are also balanced to create more magnificence in the dance form.

Kathputli Dance

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

Bright colored beautiful clothes, sharp features, squeaking voices and quirky moves on the nimble fingers of the puppeteer is what a “Kathputli” is. A wooden structure derives its name from two different words of Hindi- ‘Kath’ meaning wood and ‘Putli’ meaning doll caters a large audience who love to see them dance.

Kathputli dance is one of the major attractions of the Rajasthani culture. It’s believed that “Putli Bhats” discovered this art form to entertain people in exchange for cash. The Maharajas of Rajasthan are known to have a great affinity towards this dance form and hence it flourished in those times.

Generally, three Kathputli are used in the show with a story line for the performance. Embellished with jewelry and other accessories, these puppets are attached to strings.

Bhavai Dance

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

The male musician playing the background music and beautifully adorned Bhavai artist dancing on melodious beats is a usual sight of this dance form at the Darohar Show. Ear-pleasing Rajasthani folk songs are sung adding to the beauty of this dance. Many instruments like pakhwaja, dholak, jhanjhar, sarangi, and harmonium are also played which gives the performance the added charisma.

This dance represents the enjoyment of Rajasthani women when she gets water in a desert after walking so long keeping so many vessels on her head. Artist also dances on the sharp edge of a metal plate and broken glasses.

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

The charges for the Dharohar show are as follows:

  • For Indians Rs. 90 per head
  • For Foreigner Rs. 150 per head
  • Per child Rs. 45
  • Any Camera Rs. 150

These eclectic dance forms in addition to the grandeur of the Rajasthan makes the Dharohar show a must watch. Rajasthan has different hues of its culture, a fascinating facet of which is its energetic and graceful dance forms. Various communities and their versatile dance forms depicting romance, valor, masculinity as well as sophistication leave the onlooker mesmerized.

At the Dharohar show, every dance form is a unique blend of a specific tribe or religion and is different with respect to its structure, style, and art form that can be seen in their costumes, pattern of dancing, makeup, jewelry and musical instruments. The Rajasthani vibrancy and splendid grandeur is an adjunct to some of the most priceless folk dance forms.

Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan

Late in 2000, Mr. Deepak Dixit (Founder of Dharohar) decided to bring the many facets of Rajasthani culture under one roof in order to revive and promote our rich heritage and art. This idea and the support of the director of West Zone Cultural Centre, Dr. Vishwas Mehta (IAS) was instrumental in the birth of “Dharohar”. (Source: Dharohar: Reliving the heritage of Rajasthan


Photos By: Siddarth Nagar and Fouzia Mirza


Durga Pooja: Following an Eco-Friendly Tradition

We all see too many colorful idols around us at the time of Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. But a really true fact behind all of them is the concern to our ecology. Now a day the idols are made from Plaster of Paris (PoP), which get a nice finish due to the easy and handy spray paint, distinct shine, and easy for mass productions, as the PoP rapid hardening material, as well as casted in moulds.

But an utter truth behind the scene is that the PoP idols do nothing but harm our environment and ecosystem. As after every festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, or the Durga Pooja, the idols are immersed in water body on the last day, Plaster of Paris does not dissolve easily in water and hence the idol floats on water after immersion. Since the idol is not immersed properly, in a way it amounts to dishonouring the deity. Talking about the health factors, PoP idols may take anywhere between several months to years to fully dissolve. In addition, when chemical paints are used to decorate the idols, these paints contain heavy metals such as mercury and lead, which seep into the water as the idol dissolves. Seems I need not elaborate more on the harm that it may cause to our health, as the same water is used for consuming by people of our city.

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Idols being Prepared at Bang Samaj, Udaipur

The Bengali Community, sets forth an example of following a tradition from long time, which is eco-friendly and doesn’t harm the environment. The Bengalis celebrate the Durga Pooja primarily at four places in the city, which I have already mentioned in a post few days back. Special artists and sculptors are called every year from Kolkata, situated thousands of miles away, who spend many weeks in Udaipur, and create very beautiful idols of Goddess Durga with all the bio-degradable material like mud, chaff, jute, bamboos etc. Even the colours they use are water colours. So the water where the idol is immersed neither gets polluted nor it is an environmental hazard to immerse the idol in the lakes.

“I am indeed concerned for the safety of lakes. The idols made of PoP do not dissolve in water and thus pose serious problem for the lakes. Our family has been celebrating Duga Puja in this city more than five decades ago at Bindu Bhavan, but we follow the same traditions for rituals as well as preparation of idols, as was followed since 1956. The sculptors we call from West Bengal for the same purpose put in lots of efforts and spend a lot of time in carving out each and every minute detail of the idols, which is impossible to do with the PoP idols, as it hardens too fast. Hence mud is the primary constituent of the idols prepared. Putting this on record is essential, because every year the question comes up whether the idol should be allowed to be immersed in the lake or not.”

-Apurva Bhattacharya

Bindu Bhawan


“We have been celebrating Durga Pooja since past 20 years, and we have always been celebrating according to the traditions. It is always an idol made from mud which is worshipped, and we spend a major portion of our annual Pooja Budget for idols itself, to ensure that they are eco-friendly.  People must learn to preserve their environment, and shall take an oath to avoid immersing the idols made from PoP in our lakes. PoP idols must not be immersed, or shall be sprinkled with water and kept.”

-Dipankar Chakravarty

President, Bangali Kalibadi Society

We all must learn a lesson from the community, and must take considerable steps to preserve our environment. Afterall we never own our nature, but we owe it.

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Hariyali Amavasya: A Photostory of the Tradition and Celebration

Hey friends. First and foremost I would like to extend my warm greetings on the occasion of our tradition and cultural day: Hariyali Amavasya.

Hariyali Amavas

As you all might know this year it is being celebrated the 30th and 31st of July, where the 31st will be restricted for the women only. This year saw a great crowd and joy in the fair, as well as the drizzle added to the energy and worked as a stressbuster, and kept the name Hariyali worth its sake. The crowd was huge, the excitement unmatched, all stalls were ready and loaded either with eatables, toys, fancy items, women’s items, etc. People were here with the traditional pupadis or the instrument horning them all the way, and not to forget, the day’s special Malpuas.

For those who were present at the event, and want to feel the same fun again, and also, who unfortunately missed the fair, here I bring you a photostory with some of my best clicks, for the first day at the Hariyali Amavasya fair. Let the pictures speak for themselves.:)

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