Good Morning @ Sukhadia Memorial Park

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It was quite chilling outside and in the freezing morning at around 7’O clock I stepped out towards Sukhadia Memorial Park, Durga Nursery Road. From Ashok Nagar to Durga Nursey it was quite near so I decided to have a walk. I could see several people who were either going for a walk and some were returning. I was just wondering; have I delayed my walk, perhaps I would have to visit the park somewhat earlier. But the sheer thought of coming earlier shivered my body from toe to head. Meanwhile I continued walking and reached the park.

I observed the main gate, there were many vehicles parked outside and most were two wheelers and 2 or 3 cars were also there. One could justify that some of them come here for a walk who live a few kilometers away from this place. Pouring some more and more thoughts into my brain I entered into the park. Earlier I used to come here for a walk in summers, comparing the time I found that the number of visitors has declined due to the chilling weather. Still there were people around who were jogging and having their regular morning exercise.

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The place was calm, cool and it was not less than a heaven. Full of greenery and energy, the density of trees was less and it was more due to the lush green grass, enriched with loads of early morning oxygen. You could enjoy taking deep breath and it would purify your body from deep within. It was quite an amazing feel. I too started walking down the pathway where others were having their walk.

Sun was just about to rise; the grass was covered with a blanket of dew, the small little tiny droplets of water. There were birds around, some were still at a position, it seemed as they were waiting for the sun to spread its warmth. It was quite awesome feeling realizing the nature at a place which was all surrounded by the concrete jungle and heavy traffic during day time. The one side of the Sukhaida Memorial has been covered by the Lake City Mall. This reveals the kindness of nature with human being and other creatures. It always gives us something and demands nothing, except for the fact that it should not be exploited. I gave a deep sigh and moved forward.

Having three to four rounds of the park I sat down at a bench for a while. Oops! The cemented bench was like a glacier. For a moment I felt myself at Antarctica. I gave sometime and stick to it to be normal. After giving rest to my limbs I started and had a few more rounds. No, no I am not talking about running just a simple and a sober walk. No marathon, I was not habitual to it. I spent almost an hour in the park; the sun has already risen and spread its beauty to some parts of the park. There were very few people left in the park as most of them had left to finish the rest of the day’s schedule. I too had enjoyed a walk early morning in such beautiful surrounding.

I gave a cursory look around all corners of the park. The park was ready to serve the coming events of the day. I looked at a group; they were all ready with their bags and were gathered there for some meet. I suppose it was an early morning briefing to the executives by their boss or a subordinate team member. I found quite interesting that this park serves many purpose throughout from morning to night. It caters as a central meeting place for the residents of Udaipur.

Let’s turn the City of Lakes into City of Gardens this Weekend – Weekend Hangout

Monsoon has already knocked our city; these soft breezes brushing our hairs, tiny rain drops that falls on our body and touches our soul; seems like everything around is tinted in green and blue. So what else, other than Lakes, could be a better option to hangout in this super awesome weather?? Well actually there can be one more happening weekend plan to celebrate this monsoon and get closer to nature.

Udaipur is the city of lakes; but it’s the City of Gardens too, with many picturesque lush green gardens ready to cast their spell on you with dew drops on leaves, soft wet grass and cool and pleasant air. These gardens, grown more charming in monsoon breeze and dampness, can be an excellent hangout option with family and friends. You will be amazed to find so many choices; in fact options even more than Lakes. You can choose any one out of many as per your choice or plan a whole day out exploring these green retreats.

Nehru Garden - By Ashwin jain
Nehru Garden – By Ashwin jain

Nehru Garden :-

Situated amidst Fatehsagar Lake, this island garden is truly an eye candy with its fountains and flower gardens. Though these fountains won’t soothe you by splashing water (for which I really thank our sleeping government officials), but with Fatehsagar all around it, you won’t be missing those splashes. Even the boat ride to the garden can be enjoyed when the only rides we enjoy now-a-days are bike or car ride on dusty roads.

 

Rajiv gandhi park - Gaurav bohra
Rajiv gandhi park – Gaurav bohra

Rajiv Gandhi Garden :-

This newly developed garden, located on Rani Road, is emerging as a new hot-spot in the city, particularly for couples in weekdays and families on weekends. Its different theme, the children park and the exotic views of city which it serves makes it a favorite weekend option for city dwellers.

 

Maharana pratap statue @ Moti Magri - Mujtaba R.G.
Maharana pratap statue @ Moti Magri – Mujtaba R.G.

Moti Magri :-

With a statue of brave Maharana Pratap riding his beloved horse Chetak, this age old garden overlooks Fatehsagar Lake. It has many gardens built in the memory of Maharana Pratap and other brave warriors of Mewar.

 

Sahelion ki Badi :-

Built with a different concept of providing a place where royal ladies can relax and rejoice, this garden is famous for its greenery, marble architecture and fountains. Its fountains (mind you, if they are working properly) are sure to drench you without rain. While in the garden, you will feel as if you are in a fairy-land and your feet won’t leave its lanes and lawns.

 

Gulab Bagh - Yash Sharma
Gulab Bagh – Yash Sharma

Gulab Bagh :-

Spread over an area of 100 acres, Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas Garden is the biggest of all gardens in Udaipur. It has a zoo, a museum and a public library along with many beautiful gardens, the greenery of which is well maintained by the authority. It is ever blooming with people of various ages even on weekdays, especially in the morning and evening hours.

 

Doodh Talai - By Deepankshi Chittora
Doodh Talai – By Deepankshi Chittora

Doodh Talai :-

DT offers many gardens and places to hangout like Deen Dayal Upadhya Park, Manikya Lal Verma Park, Ropeway to Karni Mata, Pichola, Jungle Safari and many more.

Adding to the list of the gardens, there are many more like Sanjay Gandhi Garden, Nehru Bal Udhyan, Sukhadia Memorial Park and Sukhadia Circle.

So what are you waiting for Udaipies?? Just pack your picnic bags, put on a bright and colorful tees, take an umbrella or a raincoat, start your vehicle and off you go for a rocking and happening weekend…!! Oooppss!! Turn back, turn back; you forgot your camera that will capture the best smiles of the day…. 🙂

 

Happy Weekend and Happy Monsoon…!! 🙂