Rajasthan Tourism Department
is always keen to raise the standard of our city Udaipur in Global Tourism market. There are so many “samitis”, “sangathans”, non-government bodies and our own Nagar Parishad
are doing great work in keeping Udaipur beautiful, tourist friendly and advance. I wonder how come they forgot that most of the tourists in Udaipur are basically hail from non-Hindi background. Before taking you to the point, let me clear this, that I am a Hindi speaking proud Indian and proud to have Hindi as my mother tongue. To the point, my logic is how we accept the change and shape ourselves to the demand of world.
I accept this change; considerably English is the only global language and I very well believe that Udaipur is a global tourism spot. So, I started this blog in English while knowing that more than 90% of Udaipur’s population doesn’t speak English as their primary language. Still, I am glad you love reading UT Now, what I have noticed, that there are two main exit and entrance of Udaipur city (by road) which can easily confuse those who don’t speak or read Hindi. There you will notice Big Direction Boards
written in Hindi which you cannot even translate by Google Translate. That is actually assistance to your destination with measurement by Km. (Kilometers) Check this entrance to Udaipur City from Nathdwara
, it is Fatehpura Circle
Check this exit point from city towards Ahmedabad, this is Suraj Pol Circle
To break my point into pieces you can argue on the point that how many tourist visits Udaipur by road and how many of them don’t accompany any Indian (taxi driver/guide) To kick your argument I cannot do anything except trying to convince you by thinking mutually, logically and broadly. Udaipur, as a global tourist destination, it cannot afford barrier of languages. We need a conclusion which can benefit our guests which will directly benefit if not us then at least our Tourism Department. Enough of breaking and kicking as this won’t lead us to the peaceful decision nor solve the purpose of this article which points to small thing and can be changed overnight. They should make direction boards with both Hindi and English languages. Hey! I missed, they have a board with English language but the way I missed it writing it before, you can easily miss it while driving, it is dug somewhere in the corner of the road, here it is.
To make Udaipur Tourist friendly, think like a tourist. Adopt the changes and try to make things near perfection. It is always easy to criticize than doing something good. I am not criticizing, I am just thinking like a tourist in my own city, Udaipur.