Finding The Whistling Teal was a mere fluke for us. As we wandered down the Lake Palace Road, we saw a large board that said Authentic Espresso Coffee. A claim like that is bound to make us stop in our tracks. So we did. We stopped and we crossed the road and we made our way through the huge entrance and through the climber covered door, inside the beautiful café. Or should we say garden?
We stopped and we crossed the road and we made our way through the huge entrance and through the climber covered door, inside the beautiful café. Or should we say garden? Covered in trees and plants and climbers and bushes, this café/restaurant is nothing but a paradise for a nature lover.
Hidden away in the verandah of Jhadol Haveli from the busy street, one can not guess that such a calm and serene place exists here. It is successful in reminding one how peaceful nature can be!
The Whistling Teal makes you want to skip everything and just sit there enjoying the quiet and calm of the garden and the occasional chirping of birds or antics of squirrels.
There are various seating areas around the central garden. One can choose to sit in the open lawn or under the canopies on the other side or indoors. The indoor section reminds one of a cozy old home with the pale yellow walls and elegant seating. But we recommend choosing the lawn or canopies.
It does not boast of a lake view or of being on a hill top but yet, The Whistling Teal is a place you should head to if you are in Udaipur. It can be romantic and cosy while being beautifully luxe at the same time. It is the type of place where writers can be lost in their own thought or couples in each other’s eyes! Perfect to sit and talk for hours or to not talk at all and just be.
Odd garden knick-knacks can be found all around which make walking around here really interesting. The owners also have pet dogs and rabbits and you are allowed to play with them (just do not cause harm or feed them). Aroma of coffee being brewed fills the area and the chips and barks and squeaks of birds and animals are the only music here, which by the way is more than enough!!
We were so lost in the peacefulness that we really did not think about eating anything, but we hear that they serve really lip-smacking Rajasthani dishes. We can vouch for the coffee, though!
The Whistling Teal calls for a visit, even if it is a detour for you!