Administration working on gathering origins of Udaipur's historical site names

Administration working on gathering origins of Udaipur's historical site names

Uncovering Udaipur's landmark stories...

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Udaipur, often referred to as the "City of Lakes" and the "Venice of the East," is a captivating destination nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, India. Renowned for its majestic architecture, scenic landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, Udaipur is a jewel in the crown of the royal state. To bring new ideas to this tourist hotspot, the city's administration formed a committee with suggestions from Mayor GS Tank and Deputy Mayor Paras Singhvi. This team includes historians like Dr. Vivek Bhatnagar, Dr. Dev Kothari, and Dr. Rajendra Purohit. 

These experts are working together to gather real facts about how Udaipur's historical sites got their names. They aim to understand the stories behind these landmarks and share the authentic information with everyone. 

The Municipal Corporation plans to record historical facts and local traditions associated with these areas to answer the inquiries from the millions of tourists who visit the city each year. This information will be inscribed on signboards strategically placed in the respective streets. 

Interesting Stories Behind the Name of the Areas

  1. Unto ka Karkhana- During kingdom era, rulers used to bring their royal belongings on camels. They would settle these camels at this location. Location: 
  2. Kala Gokhda- A mansion in the city with black stone elevation. Its intricate carving of windows (jharokhas) still astonishes both domestic and international tourists today.
  3. Dhankuta Gavadi (धनकुटों की गवाड़ी)- In palaces, the grain that used to come was stored at this place. The person responsible for this task was called a "Dhankuta," and their settlement was known as "Gavadi.”
  4. Phuto Darwaza (फूटा दरवाजा) - Upon the invitation of astrologer Joshi Ji, Maharana Raj Singh arrived on an elephant. The door was small, and Maharana did not descend from the elephant. The door was broken.
  5. Sitaphal Ki Gali (सीताफल की गली) - In a bygone era, there were custard apple trees in this sole area. Most of the administrative officials of the Mewar state had their mansions here.
  6. Jhini Ret (झीणी रेत) - At one time, water from Pichola used to flow here. That's why fine sand spreads here. Now, there is a large and paved square at this place.
  7. Maldas street - The market was named after the city's Philanthropist, Seth Maldas. 
  8. Marshal Chauraha (मार्शल चौराहा) - Freedom fighter Master Chhogalal started a newspaper here. People used to call him "Marshal," so the place became known as Marshal Chowk. 

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