Saturday, 24 April 2010

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.

10 comments:

  1. All I can think of to say is WOW. :D

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  2. What a lovely refuge from the heat. I brought to mind my trip to Morocco and visiting a palace at 8 in the morning so that we could enjoy it without melting.

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  3. Another beautiful and serene location you have shared with us. Thank you.

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  4. It is wonderful to see the bougainvillea but not sure I could stand the heat :-(. Always interesting to follow your travels :-)

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  5. Incredible views - just breathtaking! (More please!)

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  6. I have always wanted to go to India, but for some reason there was always someplace else calling and it has continually gotten bumped. Now, looking at all of these posts, I am back to wanting to go to India (again!) I keep reminding myself how miserable I was in the 41C in Morocco last summer and its not even helping.

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  7. Thanks again, Galloping Gardener, for taking us along as you trot the globe! This is a wonderful, exotic place! I love the palm trees and bougainvillea, but the architecture is stunning!

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  8. Very beautiful, the bougainvillea looks so nice! The architecture is exotic and unique!

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