Sahelion Ki Bari

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 27 Apr 2019 22:47
The Stunning Garden called Sahelion Ki Bari in Udaipur
 
 
 
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We stepped through unremarkable gates but the fun thing was they and the lock were made in Liverpool. Inside to the right lots of pots.
 
 
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Ahead, I was thrilled to see lots of pots used to make up a butterfly.
 
 
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A rather grand pathway with lush, green lawns each side.
 
 
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We saw a chap scruffing about and an empty fountain, oh dear, hope the others are working.
 
 
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Through the main gate...........
 
 
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.........and the central fountain. The chhatri in the centre is made from white marble, each corner has a chhatri in black marble. Sahelion ki Bari or The Garden of the Maids of Honour is a very well-maintained garden that was started in 1710, extra bits were added and it was completed in 1734. Maharana Sangram Singh II gave it to his queen as a gift (also the forty-eight maids) that were part of her dowry). The garden offered the ladies a safe place to bimble away from prying eyes and all the politics of court. The king designed the garden himself and we think he did a brilliant job
 
 
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Tucked in the shade was this little chap, he enjoyed small droplets as they splashed over the edge. Each side of the fountain is a pretty shelter.
 
 
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We took a side path.
 
 
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To our right more lawned areas, to our left we looked up at the balcony the ladies could view this side of the garden. Loved the double pink bougainvillea.
 
 
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We took a path to the right and found another fountain. Then on the left – the main water feature surrounded by water squirting marble elephants.
 
 
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We bimbled around the edge, a massive area of water lilies, the ladies had a balcony on the fountain side as well.
 
 
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Bear did I see no ships, his trigger finger but this is my favourite.
 
 
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A couple of birds, one in good condition, the other not so well, gorgeous lamp.
 
 
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The queens seat on the far side opposite the building.
 
 
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We found some blooms as we retook the side path.
 
 
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Loved the gnarly, twisting shapes of these old bougainvillea.
 
 
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Neat box hedges, new plants ready to go in and Bear dwarfed by the palm avenue.
 
 
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As we prepared to leave time for a quick fridge magnet at one of the stalls.
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL TRULY BEAUTIFUL
                     VERY PRETTY LAYOUT