Ahar Udaipur Heritage Walk

The Ahar Udaipur Heritage Walk tells the story of the days gone by that continue to influence our living. Ahar is one of the largest rural Bronze Age sites of Ahar-Banas Culture of South Rajasthan. It is represented by various stone structures, hearths, copper and bronze objects.

The walk will begin at the Ahar Mound, recollecting the history of the great culture dating back to the Bronze Age of the Indus Valley Civilisation. It will then proceed to the Royal Cenotaphs (Mahasatya Ji), one of the largest cenotaph complexes located among the other Medieval Rajput cenotaphs covering an area of 3.02 hectare. The walk will continue through various walk spots, including Gangaudbhav Kund, which means the place of origin of the holy river Ganga; Bhaktimati Meera Temple, a 10th century temple famous for its elevated plinth with intricate carvings and continuous panel of sculptures; Ahar Jain Temple; and a temple of Shantinatha. Given that this Heritage Walk is an initiative to further protect and promote crafts and folk art of Ahar, it will conclude with a visit to the traditional musical instrument shops where traditional tie-and-die craftsmen inhabit and keep the past alive through their music.

 

This guided tour is free. 


MMCF
Walk Leader
Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur has always taken an initiative for perpetuation of its core values such as service to society and mankind also serves as a 'temple of inspiration' for future generations. Therefore MMCF has taken its responsibility of preserving the remarkable tangible and intangible cultural heritage very seriously. This enormous responsibility is fulfilled through a comprehensive and informed set of initiatives, one of which is ‘Ahar’ Udaipur Heritage Walk. The Foundation has been continuing its pace further getting engrossed in these kinds of activities for the conservation and restoration of structures which are useful to spread and preserve Indian culture, to promote research pertaining to history and to give a platform for everybody who collaborated and has been a part of it to contribute towards ‘Living Heritage’.