Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway
At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway is a popular cable car ride that connects Sri Karni Mata Temple at Machhala Hill Top and Deendayal Upadhyay Park in Udaipur. It is one of the best Udaipur tourist places.
The Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway was built by businessman Kailash Khandelwal in collaboration with UIT in 2008. The ropeway links the two places through a fixed grip mono cable of 387 meters and is the first ropeway of Rajasthan. The cable car installed is also called Gondola meaning the compartment that is suspended from an airship and is used for transportation of personnel.
After reaching to the cable car stop point, one has to walk through steps to reach Karni Mata's Temple. Inside the temple there is a white stone idol of the goddess Karni Mata. One has to walk or climb little will find a shrine of Pahad Wale Baba also known as Malang Sarkar at the Cannon Point, the Fort wall and an ancient warehouse with gate, whose door panel were studded with spikes.
The cable cars ferry sightseers on 4-5 minutes short trips up the hill from Deendayal Park at Doodh Talai to Karni Mata temple. From the cable car, one can see the best views of Udaipur including Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, magnificent City Palace Complex, Sajjangarh Fort and landscapes of Aravali mountains on the other side of lake. There is also a view point which is the popular spot for seeing the sunset over the city. Also, at night the lighting done on the different palaces gives a splendid view.
The rope-way is located in the heart of the city, so, one can get access to the place easily. It is located in the main tourist area and can be best visited in the evenings (at the sunset time) followed by mouthwatering cuisines served to your taste at very affordable rates at the sunset point atop Machhala Hill.
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 72 for Indian Adults, Rs. 36 for Indian Child, Rs. 300 for Foreign Adult and Rs. 150 for Foreign Child