Garden of the Maids

Sahelion Ki Bari, or Garden of the Maids of Honor, is in Udaipur, India. Created in the early 1700s, it was part of a dowry gift, and may also have been established to allow the queen and her attendants a place where they could stroll with freedom. The park blends English and Indian traditions. On my trip in 2014 I met two women who help maintain the gardens, using sickles and hand-woven baskets for their tasks.