August 19, 2014

My TripAdvisor Review No.46: Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway, Udaipur

“For a 360 degree view of Udaipur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 August 2014 NEW
One can take a cable car ride from Deen Dayal Park, near Dudhtalai, up to the Karni Mata temple situated high up on Machla Magra. The ride takes less than 5 minutes and costs Rs.78 per head (to and fro), but one can spend as much time as one wants at the top station. After buying the ticket one has to wait about 10 to 15 minutes for your turn to enter the cab, which seats 4 persons. There are two cabs going up and two coming down simultaneously.

The views of Udaipur from the hill are stunning, and the breeze threatens to blow you away. On one side you can see both the lakes, Pichola and Fateh Sagar, with all the Palaces and Havelis, and on the other side is the bustling and thriving city of Udaipur with its markets, pols and the City Railway Station.

There is a restaurant where you can have some snacks and tea while enjoying the views. The Karni Mata temple is at a two minute’s walk from the restaurant, and a dargah and fort little further up. The entrance to the fort is through the dargah, and you have to take off your footwear to get in.

While we were there we saw dark monsoon clouds gathering above, ready to rain down on the city.

It is best to visit this hill during sunset to get beautiful views of the city at dusk, and watch Udaipur come alive with glittering lights as darkness sets in. Be sure to take the last ride back by 9 pm.
Visited July 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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