The summer was long this year. Lake Pichola, the soul of Udaipur city rapidly lost water.
Normal everyday life continued. Births and marriages, exams and business deals. Marble was quarried, cut and carved. Puppets were made, fabric embroidered.
But there was little water in the lake and that reflected in the eyes of every local. Rare is a city so united. So in tune with it’s environs.
Then on Hariyali Amavasya, (the moonless night of the Shravan month), which marks the beginning of the monsoons, it rained!
Water flowed down the mountains through the rivers and poured into the lake. A collective sigh sounded across the city.
Pichola fills, Jagmandir and Lake Palace float again. The western windows of the City Palace offer their timeless views of blue waters and green mountains
God’s in his heaven and water’s in the lake.
Visit Udaipur, the world’s top destination, this year for your personal moments of bliss.
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