The City Of Lakes – Udaipur attracts several tourists from all over the world every year. There are many reasons because in the desert state of Rajasthan, this city was founded and built with many man-made lakes. Other than this reason, there are popular monuments too and several sightseeing places. This includes City Palace, Jag Mandir, Bharat Lok Kala Museum, Lake Palace, Shilpa Gram, & the memorial of the famous Mewar ruler – Maharana Pratap. The most beautiful sight in Udaipur is the Lake Pichola where several tourists enjoy a boat ride on the waters of this lake. There is another major attraction on the banks of the lake called Bagore Ki Haveli.
History of Bagore Ki Haveli:
This is a plush museum with ancient Rajasthani work – from mirror work, vibrant fresco paintings, flora on terrace gardens & beautiful courtyards, etc. You can admire the ancient and traditional arts & crafts of Rajasthan for long time. It also includes the costumes and regal personal items of the kings & rulers of those times.
The walls have wall hangings and great portraits of various dynasties, rulers & royal paintings as well. One of the most attractive portion of the museum is the puppet gallery that was there for the entertainment purposes. There is also an amazing turban collection which is a popular head wrapper for men of Rajasthan.
There is a record – breaking longest turban in the world found in this place. Some of the best highlights of the Bagore Ki Haveli is the unique fountain here. There are also great archways as well as cupolas, and decorative jharokas.
The beautiful monument in Udaipur dates back to the eighteenth century when the prime minister of Mewar decided to construct this great architectural structure. It boasts of amazing ancient architecture. ‘Haveli’ means a mansion, here the Bagore Ki Haveli founder or builder was called Amir Chand Bharwa.
It looks like an old building but houses some of the greatest museums in the state. There are also cultural events that take place in this old bungalow. People who wait till evening time when these events take place can witness great talent.
Women folk dance artistes perform to folk music. They do a balancing act while turning in circles and at the same time balance 3 – 4 pots on top of their head. The dancers are dressed in vibrant colors and accessories and dance to local music played by musicians.
Visit Bagore Ki Haveli by Palace on Wheels
The Palace on Wheels luxury train takes a tour through Udaipur during the luxury sojourn. After reaching Udaipur in the fully air conditioned cabins, the guests would de-board the train for a refreshing breakfast at a Deluxe Hotel.
Here, the guests can have an amazing time on Day 4 of Palace on Wheels itinerary (7N/ 8D) in Rajasthan tour. During the offboard guided excursion tour the guests can take a look at all the fascinating destinations in Udaipur including the famous Bagore Ki Haveli. Guests get to have lunch at the famous Heritage Hotel in Udaipur. Later, guests get a joy – ride on the boat on the waters of beautiful Lake Pichola. This is an experience to remember forever. This is one of the greatest days during the week – long luxury sojourn of Palace on Wheels.