Located in the south-eastern area of Lake Pichola, Dudh Talai, Udaipur is one of the must-see places in the city of Udaipur. The moment we decided to make this place as our sightseeing spot for the day, the reception advised to pick a picnic hamper from the Hotel Restaurant because most locals and informed tourists visit the place with their own provisions of lunch to enjoy in the beautiful setting of the lake and the parks that adjoin the area. Much was being talked about the place and that piqued our curiosity even further as we finally boarded our rental car to make way to the spot.
All in all, there were three points to cover in the lake’s picturesque setting – the Manikya Lal Verma Garden – a rock garden near Dudh Talai, the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Park – a separate garden, which has a beautiful musical fountain to boast, and the Ropeway, which connects to the Machhala Hill where the famous Karni Mata’s temple could be visited. The Verma Garden could be accessed through a flight of steps or through vehicular transport. Constructed by the Municipal Council, Udaipur in the year 1995, the garden is well maintained and has been landscaped to perfection. The ringing sound of the cascading water in the streams is sweet music to the ears which surprisingly felt very soothing. After a quick tour of this garden we stopped by the Upadhyaya Park where the locals recommend the Musical Fountain which dance to the tune of music after the glorious sunset that can be especially breathtaking from here.
We would have to hurry up to the Ropeway to make the quick pilgrimage to the Karni Mata because soon after that the Musical Fountain would commence. We paused to delve into the picnic hamper to snack on the food stuffs that we had bought from the hotel. The views from above the hill-top were simply superb and the entire skyline was very impressive. So much could be done at the Dudh Talai Udaipur, and in general in Udaipur. The next day we had the day reserved for the Gulab Bagh and Zoo Udaipur and I was excited beyond words.