PDM University organized an Educational Tour to Udaipur for students and staff of Faculty of Education.The students started the journey on 30th Nov 2017 (Thursday) from PDM University main campus at 6:15 PM.
After a journey of near about three hours the group all had a halt at Radhey – Radhey restaurant, Neemrana and had dinner there and then proceeded further. Everyone in the bus enjoyed the music, played antakshri and danced.
The group reached the hotel in Udaipur at 9:00 am in morning on 1st Dec 2017 (Friday) where all had breakfast and after resting for a while they started at 11:15 am and visited the following places.
‘Sahel yon ki Badi’: ‘Sahel yon ki Badi’ a famous place where queens enjoyed their leisure time with their friends.
The place was full of lush green trees and fountains. The gardens were named ‘Kamal Talai’, ‘Saawan-Bhado’ and ‘Bin-Badal-Barsat’ etc. Some students had a photo session in typical Rajasthani dress. All were amazed to see the fountain whose speed increased on clapping sound of the public.
After this the group visited ‘Fatehsagar lake’, which was at a distance of only 15 min from ‘Sheliyon ki Badi’
All enjoyed boating in the lake for 20 minutes. A man played ‘Ektara’ in the boat which made the boating more enjoyable with musical background. At 2:30 pm all had lunch in the hotel ‘The Royal Inn’ and soon left for the next place.
The next destination was ‘Lake Picholi’ where the ‘Sunset view’ was remarkable. All enjoyed the ‘Trolley Ride’ to visit the religious place named ‘Karni Mata’ temple.
The way to the temple was spectacular as it seemed like a paradise on the earth. The whole city looked sparkling with numerous lamps from the top. As the group got back from the Trolley ride, they witnessed playing of a musical fountain in an adjacent park which seemed as a welcome delight for all. After the long day the group reached to the hotel and relished delicious dinner along with entertaining ‘DJ’ night. Everybody enjoyed to the fullest and all retired to bed.
Next day i.e. on 2nd Dec 2017 (Saturday) the students with the staff checked out from the hotel after breakfast and visited ‘Jagdish Temple’. To reach the temple, one had to climb nearly 50 steep stairs which was adventurous for all. The architecture of the temple was remarkable with elephant carvings.
Then the group proceeded for one of the most prominent historical place in Udaipur i.e. ‘City Palace’ .
The main entrance of the palace is as great as the greatness of Maharana Pratap.
The group was made aware about the history of City Palace which was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with the contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The students were made aware that several palaces have been built within its premises with granite and marble. The palace offers a view of the lake and the Udaipur city from its terraces.
The museum depicted the life history of Maharana Pratap, his famous horse ‘Chetak’ and its belongings.
The palaces within the complex is interlinked through a number of chowks with Zigzag corridors, planned in the fashion to avoid surprise attacks by enemies. The entire complex is maintained by a trust.
The ‘Silver Gallery’ in the premises of the City Palace displays all the items made of Silver metal. After leaving the Palace, all enjoyed delicious Rajasthani food in lunch and did shopping of traditional Rajasthani items.
By evening the group visited a Govt. recognized Export house called “Kajari Art gallery” in the city.After viewing memorable places in Udaipur, the group started back by 7:00 pm.On the way back home all had dinner at 9:00 o’clock.
In the morning of 3rd day (Sunday), all had tea at Highway Kings Hotel and moved further. Finally the group reached the main campus of PDM University at 11:00 am. The Educational tour was a learning experience and all had great time.
All the students and staff dispersed to their respective homes by wishing to have such enjoyable tours in future too.