Sukhadia Circle is a popular landmark in Udaipur, providing a breathtaking view with the light illuminations. Opened in 1970, this recreational park is commonly thronged by locals and tourists looking for evening relaxation place with its beautiful gardens and a pleasant pond. Located near the suburb Panchwati, on the way to Mount Abu, this park also attracts many children; toy trains and duck-shaped paddle boats are available for kid’s amusement.
The circle’s centerpiece is a massive, beautiful 21-meter high three-tiered marble fountain with scalloped dishes. It is surmounted by a wheat-ear concept. Founded in 1967 and officially opened in 1970, this is a monument dedicated to Mohan La Sukhadia, a Chief Minister of Rajasthan and an Udaipur native.
Enclosing the fountain is a circular lake and beyond it are lovely gardens. Follow the pathway surrounding the lake and you’ll see a well maintained lawn with a broad line of exotic trees and shrubs including some nice palms. Many young people flock here in Sukhadia Circle during evening and on holidays to boat in peculiar duck-shaped pedallos and to relax.
Also called as ‘The Heart of Panchwati’, this park is a famous landmark of prosperity. It offers a superb view during evening when it is enlightened with bright light, creating a feeling of ecstasy in everybody’s mind. Boating here offer the much-needed respite from the scorching heat of the city. Such sense of wet greenery provides a feeling of tranquility among the visitors and generates attraction in the hearts of every couple.
Sukhadia Circle draws the attention of all ages. This is also an ideal place to fulfill your gastronomical urges. You can find many eateries here and several good places to visit for those who want to taste authentic local delicacies and absorb the ambience that is distinct in this place.
You can try some popular snacks including scrumptious chola bhaturaas, pav bhaji, burgers, and chaumeen which are commonly sold here. During night, you will enjoy the playing music while venturing on various tea stalls, cold drinks and dozens of food.
A popular restaurant & bar in Sukhadia square is Tehkhana, a classy contemporary restaurant, serving different types of cuisines to satisfy various tourists’ taste buds. Choice of Indian, Continental, Italian, Chinese and South Indian cuisines are available here. Recently, the popular North Indian food ‘Saffron’ restaurant launched a new branch in Udaipur at this park.
The American fast food Shakes Delight American Diner is also near the circle. This restaurant offers 75 flavors of milkshakes, as well as ice creams, salads, burgers, fries, pasta and many more. Bearing in mind the Indian taste and preferences, this restaurant also serve vegetarian food.
You will be under open sky when you visit Sukhadia Circle during daytime so choose to come here on an overcast day. You may stroll barefoot on the lawn or have fun with a boat ride. It is best to visit during winter months. Since it is situated within the city, you can easily reach this place by taking rickshaws, tongas, bus, or taxi.