Escaping the heat on Lake Fateh Sagar
Udaipur is filled with bougainvillea, even if the temperatures remain in the mid 40's (C)! And one of my favourite gardens here is Nehru Park on Fateh Sagar Lake. Admittedly, it's not quite the same now as it is after the monsoon, when it's surrounded by water and you can only reach it by boat, but it still makes a wonderful early morning walk.
At this time of year, when the water level in all Udaipur lakes is low, you can walk there (and do some bird watching on the way - see 22nd April post).
Named after India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the park was inaugurated in November 1967, and is a popular picnic spot for local people. But it's still a lovely green spot to enjoy in this incredible heat ... providing you get there early in the morning.
Built on an island, you will find spectacular palm trees here; and wonderful views over the Araveli Hills - a great place to relax before and after the great heat of the day! And certainly less crowded than the other great Udaipur garden - Saheliyon ki Bari.