You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur

The first thing that comes up in our minds whenever we think about the time back when we were in our school and college is the time when we bunked our classes. Just a mere thought about it takes us to those times with our now long lost friends. The fun we had, the places we visited, the friends we had, everything. And sometimes when we were not lucky enough, we even got caught. At the time being it was a horrible thing but now that we think about it again it just brings a smile to our face.

While all of us always say that Udaipur is very small, the city has never stopped amazing us with the number of places that it has. Most of us were smart enough to invent new places for bunking every time, but there were some places which were more of a ‘bunking adda’ to us. Let us go to those good times and read about all these bunking addas of ours.

 

Rani Road

You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur
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This is the one place that is the first option that always used to pop up in our heads whenever we thought about any bunks. Rani road is such a place that has kept so many secrets in itself and one of the secrets are our bunks. The long pal of Rani Road, the never-ending gossips and the unconditional love that we had for the lake, these three things were the main reason why we are always up for the place. Now that it has developed a lot, you could see a lot of people at any point of time in the day.

 

Badi Lake

You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur
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Our city is blessed with Lakes and hence we have a lot of places that roam around Lakes itself. Here, I am not discriminating but I think a lot of boys could connect to this one. Badi Lake has been the most famous place for boys bunking their classes here. Even now you can see a lot of young kids having a leisurely time of their life. Be it after school or when they are on bunks. There is one more point of attraction at Badi Lake that has become very famous with people lately. It is the Badi Hill. I don’t know about bunking but people definitely enjoy the trek to reach the hill. It’s not that the hill has got anything special but the view that it has is breathtaking.

 

Gulab Bagh

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The place literally takes me to my school days. Just standing at the huge gate used to excite me. Gulab Bagh is a huge garden where you can just get lost in nature and when we are on a bunk, that’s exactly what we need, isn’t it? The place consists of a lot of activities that you do here. It has a zoo, a toy train that makes you explore the entire place (the garden is that large), a library, a bunch of temples and a shrine, badminton court, swings and slides and vast gardens where you can chat endlessly with your friends.

 

Fatehsagar

You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur
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The best of bests right? Fatehsagar has a beautiful Lake but that’s not just it. Apart from that, there are quite more places which were the favorite spots of the bunkers. The main pal and the one in front of the Bombay market are the main attraction and apart from that, there is a Swami Vivekananda park, temples, Guru Gobind Park which has become the secret spots for all the youngsters.

 

Ubeshwar Ji

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This is the one place that takes a long ride to go there. A lot of children can be seen on the way of Ubeshwar Ji on their bikes and scooters with a group of their friends. If you see Ubeshwar Ji there is nothing much as a place there. There is just a temple and a short waterfall. But the mere way of the place is adventurous enough. Beautiful landscapes, bright colors and fresh air adds up a light mood in every one of us.

 

Peepliya Ji

You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur
Peepliya Ji

While we are talking about Ubeshwar Ji, there is another place, Peepliya Ji which is just some 8 Km ahead of it. Being a bit uncommon there are not many people there at any time of the day. So it is considered as an ideal place to enjoy some quality time with friends. Apart from that, it has a majestic view of the village near it and in whatever season it will give you one amazing sight to appreciate.

 

Sajjangarh

You are a true back bencher if you have bunked at these places in Udaipur
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No matter how many times we go to this place, we cannot ever get bored of going here. This one place has been the weekend plan for the bunkers. Sajjangarh is a complete package of adventure, to sum up your perfect day. It will take a good ride for you to reach the fort meanwhile which you can enjoy the fresh air and increasingly beautiful sight of the city. Once you reach the top of the fort, I bet you feel like there’s no better place than this.

Did everything just flashed in front of your eyes while reading the article? Well, it’s good to be a little nostalgic, no? It is possible that the friends that we made in our school and college will not be in our touch right now but the memories that we made with them, the enormous amount of fun that we had and the promises to stay together until our last breath is unforgettable. If it is possible, contact all those long lost friends of yours and live the best time of your lives once again for you cannot live those moments again but you can always go back to that time right? And well Bunking is not always bad because after all the most important lessons of your lives are the one that you take outside of your class.

Are you a hosteller in Udaipur? We’ve made a perfect plan for your weekend!

The time spent in a hostel is like a roller coaster ride. You face both ups and downs in this journey. There are times when you miss your city, your family, and your friends but then you even enjoy these times where you are living in a completely different city with different people. And at the end of the day, these are the only times that become the most memorable times of your life.

On weekends, every hosteller wants a perfect day out with his friends to chill and have a time of their lives. But the biggest hurdle that comes in their way is they do not know where to go. Being in a new city, it is very difficult to figure out places apart from the usual tourist destinations and one thing that we always have to keep in mind is that all these places and events fall into our budget because after all, we are hostellers. So here, we bring a perfect budgeted day out an itinerary for you hostel people which you can follow this weekend and guess what? It will be a perfect pocket-friendly day for you.

 

Poha in the morning at Udaipole

Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur
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Poha stalls at Udaipole starts by 4:00 am in the morning. So if you are at a night out and want something to eat during the early hours of the morning, this is the ideal place for you. Even at such early hours of the morning, you will find a number of people enjoying this healthy delight and trust me most of them would be hostellers. You will get a plate of poha mixed with namkeen, chopped onions, coriander and chana and that too just in Rs. 10/- I bet this will satisfy your morning food cravings which would not be very heavy on your stomach. The breakfast is not complete until you don’t pair up the poha with hot steaming ginger tea. This pair of Poha and tea will give a kick start to your day.

Know where to eat the best food at best places in Udaipur. Click here.

 

Head out for Mewar biodiversity park

Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur
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Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur

The destination is perfect for a sunny day where you can indulge in the natural aura of the Biodiversity Park. The park will easily consume at least 3-4 hours of your day and trust me you would enjoy it so much that you wouldn’t even realize it. Along with nature, you can also find different adventurous sports here such as tree walk, zip line, trekking, etc. Flora and fauna here will soothe your soul and relax your mind from your otherwise hectic schedule. Also, there is a wide range of different kind of birds and animals too. Apart from that, there are natural bridges, tree house which are picture perfect spots to capture the best moments with the group of your friends.

The park timings are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and the entry ticket is just Rs. 40/- per person and if you bring student ID along with you, you will get student discount and the ticket will reduce to just Rs. 20/- per person.

Click here to know about all wildlife sanctuaries and nature parks in Udaipur.

 

Relax and snack at Fatehsagar

Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur
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After the tiring daytime with an adventurous rush in Mewar Biodiversity Park, all you would want is to sit at some place in a cool environment and at such time no place would be better than Lake Fatehsagar. Your entire group will find a place here to chill, gossip and relax. By now you would also have started to feel hungry and here you can find a number of options to satisfy your hunger pangs which would not be very heavy on your pockets. Bombay market at Fatehsagar is just the place for you where you enjoy your favorite snack by the side of Lake Fatehsagar with cool breeze relaxing your body. You can have the famous bread pakoda, cold coffee at Sai Sagar, Cheese Sandwich, Chaat, Chinese, Pizza and lots of other food items.

You can enjoy some more street food at these street food markets in Udaipur.

 

Sunset at Badi Hill

Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur
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If you are still left with some energy and want an amazing view of sunset you can go for Badi hill but make sure that all of your friends are willing to go there since it would need some climbing of about a Kilometer. But its totally worth it. When you would finally reach the top of the hill, the view would swipe the ground off of your feet. The hill is overlooking Lake Badi and during sunset, it looks heavenly. There are parking facilities available nowadays and you can also find some stalls at the top of the hill, although the price of the items can be a bit high as compared to the city.

Want to know about more of such places? Click here.

Dine with your friends at Kathiyawadi

Perfect budgeted day out for hostellers in Udaipur
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For all the Dhaba lovers, this place will mark the perfect ending to your perfect day out. Kathiyawadi is a Dhaba situated at Ahmedabad highway at a distance of some 8 km from Udaipur. Although you might find a menu there where you can order the favorable food, it is recommended that you try crispy hot Laccha paranthas and ‘Sev Tamatar’ to go with. And at the end of all this, a glass of chilled sour buttermilk will be enough to not just fill your stomach but fill your mind as well. Since the Dhaba is situated far from the city you will always be at calm away from the chaos of the city. The average cost of food here would be somewhere around Rs. 300 for two.

Know more about Dhabas in Udaipur here.

Time once lost doesn’t return. It is one such time which is not going to come back. So whatever you want to do, do it. Enjoy every second of this amazing life of yours. Share the above amazing plan with your friends and get ready to spend an amazing time.

Are these places in Udaipur haunted?

While all of us have grown listening about the beautiful places and rich culture of Udaipur, there are some places which have some inexplicable stories associated with them. People from Udaipur have witnessed some weird incidents and claims that the place consists of some paranormal activities.

Let us see what these places are and what kind of activities and stories people claim there to be –

Natni ka Chabutra 

 

Are these places in Udaipur haunted?
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Legend says that once upon a time there was a king named Maharana Jawan Singh, in city palace who assured a Natni (tightrope walker who performs various dance and activities on a rope in the air) that he would gift her half of his kingdom if she will cross the rope tied from a village on the west bank of the lake to the City Palace on the east bank. Just when she was about to finish it, the fearful king ordered to cut the rope and the Natni drowned and died in the water. Just before she died she cursed the Maharana’s family. Since then, the place is said to be haunted and no one is allowed to go there.

 

Old city 

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Apart from its rich heritage sites and colorful streets, it is also said to be the home of some inexplicable energies that prove their existence in nights. Some of the residents claim that they’ve heard and experienced something paranormal in this place. This area is said to be between Tibetan market to Jagdish temple. It is said that the kings and their kingdom who lived here once upon a time still roam around the area to ensure the safety of the place.

 

Bedla mata

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Bedla Mata is a Hindu temple situated at Bedla road in Udaipur. It is said that the goddess of this temple takes away the ghost of people when you visit the temple and do some ritual which is to go under a shallow cave made of stones for three times. It is also said that when you return from the temple, do not look back and if you do all the ghosts that people left there will come right behind you. Scared already?

 

Badi Lake 

There are so many Udaipurites who have different ghost stories when it comes to Badi Lake. Well, I will start with one. There was this group of 4-5 people who were on a night out and went to Badi Lake. When they were returning from there at some time around 10:00 pm, they heard a loud voice and at that very instant when they looked on the road, some unrecognizable figure crossed the road.

While night outs are all fun and frolic, such incidents make us think about it again.

Watch this viral video of Badi where a ghost was encountered.

 

Fatehsagar 

Are these places in Udaipur haunted?
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Fatehsagar is one of the most popular lakes not only in Udaipur but all around the country. Its beauty attracts all the local people of the city as well as tourists from all around the world but ever heard that its water invites death?

There is a saying which is spread all across the city that when the first heavy rain of monsoon touches and fill the water of Lake Fatehsagar, it invites one death. People say that whoever swimming in the water of Lake Fatehsagar after heavy rains get pulled by some energy inside the water and don’t let them swim across the surface causing death.

 

It might be possible that you and I won’t believe it but the people who have suffered such incident will only know the horror of it. If you are one of these people who has encountered such strange activities in the town, share your experience with us in the comments section.

And until then be safe.

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?
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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?
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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.

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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?
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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?
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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?
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‘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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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!!!

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 :

1. www.mumbaicyclist.blogspot.com

2. www.crcc.net

3. www.delhibycycle.com

4. www.cyclingfederationofindia.org .

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 : nitinhiran@gmail.com ;  nitinhiran@yahoo.com

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

Udaipur These Days

It has been long i wrote .. Maybe am Busy in My Life..

Anyways … Let me Update you About Udaipur..

After so long wait Udaipur Got a Taste of Good Rain in within 2-3 days..

Bageri ka Naka Finally Overflowed and Brought a peace to Thirsty hearts of Udaipies(Udaipur Citizens). This Sunday was All Fun for people at Nandeshwar , Ubeshwar, Alsigarh and Bageri Ka Naka…!!

Updating you More About the Rain And Lakes in Udaipur is that.

Pichola -> (-)3.1Feet  Water Adoption Level – 11 Feet

Fatehsagar -> (-15.2)Feet Water Adoption Level – 13 Feet

Badi -> (-)22.7Feet Water Adoption Level – 32Feet

The Main Source for Water in Pichola is River Sisarma which is getting water in The Lake. But Fatehsagar  yet awaits as their is Lack of Rain in the Region of Lake That Brings water to Udaipur (Chota Madar, Bada Madar).

Lets hope that soon the Chotta Madar and Bada Madar also gets filled and The Water starts coming into Lake Fatehsagar.

That was all about the Lakes. Now Updating you More about the city.

MLSU university Election to be Conducted soon. Publicity of the Contenders is now also done on Social Networking Sites and Via Mobile. 🙂 Hope they Have Good Person to Lead their Voice.

Also the Bapu Bazar that is flooded with water everytime due to Light rains also is now getting renovation on the road edges to avoid the concentration of Water. We Hope it works Well.

By The Way(BTW) today is Birthday of Dr. C.P. Joshi (Central Rural Development Minister). May he keep up his Good Work and Live Long Life.