Eklingji, a lively temple town hardly more than half an hour out of Udaipur toward Jaipur on NH8, is the site of one of the areas key Shiva temples—the black-faced Eklingji is an avatar of Shiva. The shrine is very well regarded by the erstwhile rulers of Mewar. The action heats up further around here at Mahashivratri, a festival in February or March that fetes lord Shiva, when thousands of devotees flock to this town. Numerous tea stalls in the town hawk this region's specialty—green chilli pakoras (snacks).
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More