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This is in the heart of one of the proudest principalities of Rajpootana. You are in a large park belonging to the city palace of H. H. the present Maharajah of Ulwar. The palace itself and the zenana are at your left (E.) above these stone steps. On the north and west sides of this beautiful little artificial lake there are trees and temples to various Hindu deities; over there on the S. side you see the fine marble mausoleum of a distinguished ancestor of the reigning prince, a famous member of one of the ancient royal lines of India. These charming kiosks are ornamental buildings in which to sit and enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the place. The mountains that tower above the shore and the trees shut the place in like a bit of oriental fairyland. When the Earl of Dufferin was Viceroy, he and Lady Dufferin came here to visit the Maharajah, and in her published journal she speaks of the beauty of this very tank as she saw it in the evening from the palace (at your left), all illuminated in honor of the occasion. "Immediatly below us was a great tank with marble walls and with kiosks jutting out into the water on every side ---. The soft colored light reflected in the water was too beautiful; and straight up behind it rose the illuminated hill. --- The girls and I afterwards visited the zenana and then proceeded to the top of the house to see the fireworks. The lights were out on the hill now, but the Fort was burning lime-lights and the fireworks went off close to the tanks and were very successful." (From "Our Viceregal Life in India." See also Arnold's "India Revisited.") From Notes of Travel, No. 9, Copyright, 1904, by Underwood & Underwood. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the loveliest spots in India––tank at Ulwar. L'un des endroits les plus attrayants de l'Inde––le Réservoir à Ulwar. Einer der lieblichsten Stellen in Indien--Weiher bei Ulwar. Uno de los puntos más encantadores en India. Tranque en Ulwar. Ulvar, en af de vackraste plasterna i Indien. Одно изъ излюбленныхь мѣстъ въ Индіи--Бассейнъ у Ульвари.
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