You will be under the open sky, so choose to visit on an overcast day or early in the evening.
It is the most famous and elegant tourist spot in Udaipur. It is located outside the
old city and north of Udaipur. It is also known as the Garden of the Maids of Honour. The garden
is well known for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. This garden presents a perfect
fusion of Indain and English style of architechture. The source of the water from the fountains is
the Fateh Sagar Lake. An astounding fact about this famous landmark is the garden, which runs
completely by the use of water pressure and no pumps are used for the inflow of water. There is
also a small museum here; of which the main attraction are some stuffed cobras. It has become
the pleasure park for the recreation of Udaipur dwellers.
Saheliyon Ki Bari is an alluring garden dotted with ornamental pools, lotus blossoms,
bougainvillea creepers, marble pavilions, and flowerbeds, carved marble elephants, bird
fountains and kiosks surmounted by a dome in the centre of the pool. A rose garden with over
100 varieties greets the visitors. The museum within the garden premises exhibits a huge
collection of royal households. It has an interesting collection of old pictures besides some
oddball exhibits such as stuffed cobras and other animals. One can also see some of the
cenotaphs made of marbles inside the garden. The terraces of these cenotaphs have water
fountains shaped like birds from whose beaks water gushes out in thin sprays like the singing
rain � producing a wonderful sight. Many of the fountains present here are made of cast iron.
They were made in England and would not be out of place in an English seaside resort. The large
circular fountain pool is ornamented with marble elephants and fountains. All these things make
Sahelion ki Bari an interesting place to visit.
This beautiful garden is said to have been built by Maharana Sangram Singh II in 1710-1734 for
the 48 girls, received as part of his dowry. As per the legends, the garden was designed by the
king himself and he presented this garden to his queen. Actually, the Queen was accompanied by
48 maids in her marriage. To offer all of them, pleasurable moments away from the political
intrigues of the court, this garden was made. This patterned garden used to be the popular
relaxing spot of the royal ladies. The queen with her maids and female companions used to come
here for a stroll and spend their time in leisure. Due to this fact, the garden got its name. In the
later years, Maharana Bhopal Singh really liked this place and built a pavilion of rain fountains.
The thought was to form an illusion of rain dancing in cadence with dancing maids. The Kings
used to enjoy around the pools and fountains of this garden.
During the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh, the flood occurred in Fateh Sagar lake and damaged
some part of the Sahelion ki Bari but king reconstructed it to give the present form.
Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of Maids) is actually a place to visit by any visitor to this city. The
crystalloid fountains, lotus pool, marbled elephants sprinkling water and many more attractions
provide truly a picturesque sight to behold. One can enjoy the picturesque beauty of this