In the magical marble city of Udaipur, India every corner is steeped in history and picturesque architecture. From locals showing the city in a different light to artists and fashion designers sharing their own aesthetic visions, here are five Instagram accounts you need on your feed
Udaipur is a magical marble city, reflective of India’s vibrant culture. There is beauty throughout the city with breathtaking palaces and temples filling the streets. Previously the capital of the Mewer Kingdom, it is the home to some of the most picturesque landscapes and historic architecture. Now a major tourist destination, there is a vast array of things to discover. Here are five local Instagram accounts you need to follow now.
Sweet Udaipur is an account dedicated to ‘viewing Udaipur in a different way.’ Their uploads include snapshots of the cities mountains, lakes and buildings and create a true reflection of the beauty of the city. This differnet view provides a refreshingdaily dose of Udaipan architecture and landscape that will have you longing to experience it for yourself.
Aashna Shaikh is an aspiring lifestyle and accessories designer who also has a talent for painting. Native to Udaipur, Aashna runs a blog entitled ‘Spirited Bliss’ where she exhibits the best of her fashion finds, integrating Udaipan culture with the latest global trends.
Aavaran is a fashion brand with the core values of style, minimalism and comfort. Its slogan is ‘Echoes of Rural India’ its aim is to promote and evolve traditional crafts whilst creating innovative designs and styles.
Founded in 1985, Paras Udaipur is a company dedicated to the handmade art of its native city. It sells products made of natural and regionally sourced materials in an effort to support and preserve artisanship in Rajasthan. Its journey is one powered by the desire to connect Udaipur’s art to people all around the world.
Anurag Mehta Watercolour
A self-taught artist, Anurag Mehta displays his best artwork both on Instagram and on his blog. His paintings are generally of his surroundings and use bold colours. Anurag’s work is inspired by his heritage and Indian monuments and culture. He is currently working on a series of landscapes of his native city, none other than, you guessed it, Udaipur.
Images courtesy of @sweetudaipur, @aashnashaikh, @aavaranudaipur, @parasudaipur and @anurag.watercolour