Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Take a Spatial Journey at Asia's Best Solar Observing Site in Udaipur

How close have you been to the Sun with your eyes or how about bringing the clear ball of fire in your sight without blinding your vision? This is what you can treasure at 'Udaipur Solar Observatory' on your trip to the Udaipur city in Rajasthan state of India.
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Udaipur Solar Observatory
A tour to Udaipur city is more than just an adventurous camel ride or the shopping center of Lehenga Choli or the majestic city palaces. Right in the middle of the Fateh Sagar Lake lies a gigantic solar observatory that is very similar to Big Bear Lake Solar Observatory in South California, the U.S. If you will visit Udaipur city it is for sure that you'll be guided to visit Fateh Sagar Lake deep in the heart of the colorful city with many of its wonders attracting tourists from across the world.

The lake body surrounds one of the biggest solar observatories and best among few on-land observatories in the whole of Asia as this place sees clearest skies most of the time of the year and the density of clouds is less as compared to other observing zones.

Built by a scientist Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar in 1975, this observatory is on an island that is favorable for solar observations, making it one-of-a-kind dedicated to extract images of the Sun. This is one of few places in the world where you can observe the Sun's power without damaging your eyes.

The main office administrative office building is separate from the observatory that is situated at the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. Whereas the solar observatory lies in the middle of the lake. A visit to the observatory can be done by taking a ferry from the banks of the lake at a short distance filled with fun and excitement.

Get Allured with Royal Aesthetics of Udaipur

Founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 A.D., Udaipur city is a serene land of the Royal Rajputanas, also known as the 'City of Lakes and Palaces' from the bygone era. It is surely an oasis in the desert with its three pleasing lakes including Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar amidst other inspiring heavenly sights that have been expressed by many writers, poets and artists from all over.

At present, Udaipur has transformed mixing the modern with the eastern charm adopting the lifestyle of big cities at the same time not losing its roots. There isn't a best time to visit this place, one can see fun activities all year round.

People:
When you say, 'People make a places', it is true as Udaipur city's people are mainly from the Bhil tribe that are visible from far with their traditional Rajasthani attire with loads of jewelry made out of silver. At first, you will find the people here a bit rugged, but when you peep into their hearts, you will see synergy of love and soul.

Cuisines:
A place is well-recognized by its food and healthy people and Udaipur city masters in providing delicious delicacies, especially vegetarian dishes. Try out different types of curry ranging from Yogurt to lentils.

Language:
Language plays an important role not only from an evolutionary perspective but also for a group or civilization personal development for communicating. Mewari is the prime language of Udaipur that comes from its roots of the Mewar empire but Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also spoken in the city.

Festivals:
Shilpgram Mela or Shilpgram Crafts Fair is authentically celebrated here each year-end and is an important festival held in the west region of Udaipur. This festival promotes the art and craft of Rajasthan with artifacts and handicrafts including hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works, etc.

Udaipur city attracts tourists from all around the globe so there are various budget hotels and resorts situated near the famous attractions. From travelers' reviews, 'United-21 Lake City Resort' is a convenient place for a peaceful and comfortable stay that gives a royal palace-like feel with many pleasures of aesthetics inside.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Awe-inspiring Sajjangarh Palace of Udaipur

Udaipur has several historical wonders at different locations, which offer visitors a glimpse of its glorious past. Among them are the magnificent palaces built at a time when the region was dominated by rulers of Mewar dynasty. One such palace is the Sajjangarh Palace, popularly called 'The Monsoon Palace'. It was built in the year 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh, for the purpose of enjoying some fabulous views of monsoon clouds. Over a period of time, it became one of the well-known tourist places in Udaipur visited by numerous tourists coming from different corners of the globe. The palace also featured in the 1983 Bond film 'Octopussy', as the home of an exiled Afghan prince, Kamal Khan.
Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur
Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur
The Sajjangarh Palace has been built using white marble on Bansdara Peak of Aravalli mountain range. Maharana Sajjan Singh had intended to build a nine-storeyed astronomical centre for ascertaining weather conditions based on the movement of monsoon clouds. Unfortunately, this plan had to be shelved owing to the untimely demise of the visionary ruler at the age of twenty-six. The partially-built structure was completed later on by Maharana Fateh Singh, who succeeded him. Tourists enjoying their Udaipur holiday can find numerous rooms and quarters in this palace while exploring the structure in detail.
Sajjangarh Palace in Udaipur
During the evenings, this palace wears a totally different look with the illuminations. The structure is one of the finest examples of Rajasthani architecture, and has a unique water harvesting system that stores rainwater in an underground cistern. Surrounding this palace is the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established in the year 1987. Tigers, jackals, wild boars, and panthers are some of the animals found in this sanctuary. Accommodation in any of the popular Udaipur resorts would make it very convenient for tourists in visiting Sajjangarh Palace and other famous attractions of the city.