Sahelion Ki Bari
The Stunning Garden called Sahelion Ki Bari in Udaipur
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.
Ahead, I was thrilled to see lots of pots used to make up a butterfly.
A rather grand pathway with lush, green lawns each side.
We saw a chap scruffing about and an empty fountain, oh dear, hope the others are working.
Through the main gate...........
.........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
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.
We took a side path.
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.
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.
We bimbled around the edge, a massive area of water lilies, the ladies had a balcony on the fountain side as well.
Bear did I see no ships, his trigger finger but this is my favourite.
A couple of birds, one in good condition, the other not so well, gorgeous lamp.
The queens seat on the far side opposite the building.
We found some blooms as we retook the side path.
Loved the gnarly, twisting shapes of these old bougainvillea.
Neat box hedges, new plants ready to go in and Bear dwarfed by the palm avenue.
As we prepared to leave time for a quick fridge magnet at one of the stalls.
ALL IN ALL TRULY BEAUTIFUL
VERY PRETTY LAYOUT