Each day was a new revelation at Udaipur. The relaxed setting in the hotel inaugurated the day and we got geared up for the sightseeing of the day at our own pace. The food continued to delight us and the service was at par with the best hotels. This day, we were to go to the Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Udaipur also known as the Sajjan Niwas Garden. The entire garden has an area of about 100 acres and boasts of a wide variety of roses from which the name of the park has been derived. The garden owes its existence to Maharana Sajjan Singh who began the layout of the gardens in the year 1878.
The car made way into the familiar surroundings of the Pichola Lake in the Lake Palace Road where the Park is located in the south eastern section of the City Palace. Since the park is situated quite in the heart of city, it is very easily accessible from all public modes of transport. The beauty of the garden and its pristine environment was splendid. But the Gulab Bagh was not all about the roses alone. The premise also housed a museum which was called by the name Victoria Hall Museum earlier. It has a huge impressive collection of curios, antiques and several other royal day to day items and intriguing relics from the yester years of the royalty that lived in this land. Another attraction nearby was the zoo where animals and birds of various species were kept in cages. It is probably very popular with kids because we could see the maximum crowd there of the little kids whose faces looked happy looking at the various animals here.
The Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Udaipur is a must-see for people who can enjoy the beauty of nature and for the little toddlers who can invariably feel very happy to witness the birds and the animals here. We spent a considerable amount of time here but soon time beckoned us to make way to Shilpgram Udaipu,r which was sadly going to be our last sightseeing in Udaipur.