During school days, we were more excited about picnics than anything else. Those were the days when having fun with school friends away from school was the most awaited chance since that kind of loud fun was not even allowed inside the school and especially since ours was an all girls’ school, we couldn’t even move out during breaks. Yes, rules were strict but safety was taken care of. Let us take a look at the list of various picnic spots which were more natural and more beautiful than they are now. Being in those places with no restaurants as we find now, the natural beauty of the place was maintained, the look ancient and air and water very pure. Monsoon time is the best time for picnics in these places.
Jhameshwar Mahdev is in Jhamarkotra. Jhamarkotra is hardly at a distance of 50 minutes from Udaipur. The place is well known for rockphosphate mines. Here there is a temple of Lord Shiva which is extremely old. The place is surrounded by water and the greenery here is a boon to sore eyes.
Another of Lord Shiva temple in Ubeshwar ji is a very popular picnic spot during monsoons. It is at a distance of 20 to 30 minutes from the city. The natural beauty if this place is at its peak during rainy season and it looks like heaven. A must for natural beauty lovers, and a fantastic place for photography, Ubeshawar ji one of the most loved places for the people of the city who seek peace after the day’s toil.
At a distance of about 15 kilometres from Udaipur, Nandeshwar Mahadev as the name suggests is just another location with a temple of Lord Shiva. There is a pond surrounded by beautiful vegetation.
An area where the soil is as yellow as turmeric or Haldi powder is also a good picnic spot. Here you can enjoy watching details of battle between Rana Pratap and the mughals and the faithful horse Chetak. The area is also known for its natural beauty hence making it a good picnic spot for the children.
Saas Bahu temple
20 kms from Udaipur is a village Nagda where temples of the early 10th century known by the name of Saas Bahu temple are situated. The place has a lake and the ruins of temples and it makes good and a safe picnic spot. The temple is basically dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
All the above mentioned places are beautiful even now, but the beauty of those days was different. There was more of nature which has been suppressed by commercialisation now.