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Weekend Hangout Spot – Haldi Ghati

Sunday, Rain and Haldi Ghati – Its all That One Needs!

Finally, the long awaited rainy Rains are now in Lakecity. 2 days of continuous showers has soaked the city; the dampness of air and land has added to its magnetism; Lakes have attained the allure of late teens, frenzied n yet so beautiful, as if someone has added magic water in them; the weather is just perfect – no more scorching sun, just dark clouds and cold air ready to mesmerize every soul. And with this loving downpour, here comes our favorite Sunday J isn’t it a perfect combo – Rain and Sunday??

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So this weekend let’s hangout with these dripping showers and drizzling air at a place which, even after having witnessed one of the most furious battle in history, can chant anyone with its enticing panorama. Yes, it’s none other than the “Haldi Ghati”, a terrain south west of Nathdwara, where gallant Maharana Pratap and his troops fought heroically against the forces of Emperor Akbar; the blood that was shed to safeguard their land was so much that it turned the color of soil to red. The feeling of standing on a land of merciless battle and thousands of deaths is sure to send shudders all over the body.

How to reach there:

Haldi ghati is 40 kms, by road, from Udaipur. You are sure to love the drive to Haldi Ghati; a narrow pass in the Aravali ranges, the soil all painted in yellow and the raindrops on windshield – it’s gonna be a perfect long drive… But but but be careful while driving on wet roads, they can be slippery.

What else to see:

A ‘Chattri’ is made out of delicate marbles in the memory of the loyal horse of Maharana, Chetak, who breathed his last breath only after leaving his master at a safe place. This Chattri is situated about 4 kms from Haldi ghati. Nearby, there is a village ‘Balicha’ famous for its terracotta crafts. You can also fill your mouth with the taste of original rose water and ‘Gulkand’ by visiting Badshahi Bagh.

So what are you waiting for?? Take your keys and start off for a rain drive and a trip into the glorious history of Mewar. Don’t forget to take random snaps and share them with us. Happy Rains and Happy Sunday Udaipies…!!

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Hangout Plan For The Weekend ‘Bagheri Ka Naka’ | Sunday on the door – Its Picnic Time

Seems like there is a sort of match going on from few weeks high up in the sky – clouds and sun competing each other to see who rules over the sky. Though monsoon has not yet hit its peak, still the weather outside is pleasant with clouds and winds casting their spell and tempting every feet to ‘Get Set Go’ for an exciting Sunday picnic. And if you are lucky enough, you can even get a chance to soak yourself in the monsoon showers. J

With so many picnic places around Udaipur, it can be confusing enough for you as for which place to go, how to go, what to do and all. But Dear Readers, “When UB is here, no need to fear” 😉  “Bagheri ka Naka”, flowing with all its might, will definitely be the perfect choice for this Sunday.

The Journey to ‘Bagheri ka Naka’: Bagheri Dam is situated 55 kms from Udaipur. You’ll have to take the Ajmer Road from Fatehpura Circle, then keep on following the sign boards and you will reach your destination in approx 1 hour or so depending on road and traffic conditions. Don’t forget to add the flavors of snacks, antakshari, gossips and laughter in your road trip; after all the journey is more beautiful than the destination itself.

At Bagheri ka Naka: The breath-holding view of splashing water amidst the marvelous backdrop of mountains will completely engorge you in the nature’s splendor. Your picnic mood will multiply many folds and you won’t be able to resist the desire to feel the cold, crystal clear water and get drenched in the downpour. So don’t forget to carry extra clothes with you.  A monsoon picnic is always incomplete without ‘crispy pakodas’, ‘garma garam chai’ and ‘bhuttas’. But as you won’t find any shop or food joints around, you’ll have to carry your meals and other eatables with you. Also be prepared to encounter a large crowd as everybody is out for the weekend.

So pack your picnic bags, start your cars and bang on this Sunday in the music of falling water. Don’t forget to capture the mesmerizing view and masti bhare moments with your camera. Happy Weekend Udaipies…!!