City: Udaipur State: Rajasthan Location: West India Year of Construction: 10th Century Constructed By: Yashomati Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Dedicated To: Lord Vishnu Religion: Hinduism Sas Bahu Temple : The two temples that are situated side by side with each others are dedicated to the Hindu religion and pay homage to the deity of Lord Vishnu. Referred to as Sas Bahu Ka Mandir due to their close association, the two temples were built by the great Kachwah King Mahapala some where in the 10th century. The original temple of Lord Vishnu constructed by Yasomati, wife of the commander in chief of the Mewar Ruler was destroyed and the remains includes the very place where the two temples of the Kachwa Ruler are built. Visitors to the temple of of the notion that the two temples are in the name of the mother in law and the daughter in law of a family as its name signify . But on visiting the temple they realise that the temple is actually given the name because of its close proximity to each other as a mother in law is closely related to her daughter in law in a household. Temple Architecture : Probably the most ancient of the structures in the city, the larger temple is sculpted with intricate designs and beautiful figures are depicted on them. The interiors of the temples can be seen with decorated walls and carved pillars. Visitors can see a lotus adoring the roof of the temple. The in laid works in the temple are elaborately designed. Nearby Attractions : Kumbhalgarh - 90 kms from the North -West of Udaipur,the citadel of the mediaval times Kumbhal Garh Fort lies encommpassed by a 36 km long wall. It is the second important fort of Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh. Saheliyon ki Bari - Saheliyo ki bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour is a small ornamented garden with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and a beautiful lotus pool for side walks in the evening hours inhaling the fresh airs that freely flows inside the park area with out the disturbance of the Vehicles. Accommodation : Lake Palace hotel, Shri Niwas Hotel, Hotel fateh Prakash Palace are some of the best option for a comfortable stay in Udaipur city. The hotels provide all amenities from swimming pool to guest house facilities. Reaching There : By Air -The airport is about 25 kms from the city centers daily flights are available to Delhi, Jaipur,Mumbai and Goa. By Rail - The Garib Nawaz Express runs from Delhi via Jaipur and Ajmer. The overnight Chetak express takes 20 hours to reach Delhi, the capital of Delhi. By Road - Express buses run from Udapur to Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Mt Abu, Mathura, Agra and the road are well developed as well as connected to all major places.
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