Saheliyon Ki Badi - Udaipur

Saheliyon-ki-Badi (Courtyard of the Maidens) is a small ornamental garden, just adjoining the east of the embankment of Fatehsagar lake was constructed in its present form by Maharana Fateh Singh after the original garden had been washed away on account of the breach of its old embankment.

Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake have beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant- shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambience of the place Near to saheliyon-ki-bari.

The fountains at Saheliyon Ki Bari give a marvelous feeling of rain without monsoon. The technique of operating the fountains is energy conserving and oriented upon the gravitational force principle. When the fountains are in their showery action creating rain-like sounds, white elephants emit water through their lovely trunks on lotus leaves, water rains down the circular eaves of the chhatri standing in a huge water pool—visitors find themselves amidst the rain-like scenes and atmosphere to be seen, believed and enjoyed. The garden has assumed the attraction of one of the glamour spots of the city for cine-film-shooters and has contributed considerably to the scenic beauty of a number of film pictures.

A profusion of flowers, well laid court-yards and lotus-pool studded with water fountains guarded by four marble elephants—each elephant sculptured out of a single piece of stone—will feast the eyes of visitors. Spacious and well maintained lawns beautified by blooming flowers and the setting of huge groves of trees present a spectacular sight to enjoy.

The visitor will feel himself carried-into a fairy-land permeated with romantic air.The Sahelion - ki - Bari is a fine specimen.This garden is laid with extensive lawns, fountains and shady walking lanes. There are four pools with dainty kiosks and fountains with elephant trunks for spouts. These gardens appear discrete and impeccable in taste.Saheliyon Ki Bari is one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of maids". This renowned garden is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presenting a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan.