MAKANNE – AN ARTISTS – IN – RESIDENCE HOUSE IN UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
In 2001 the Danish artist Anne Vilsbøll bought Mughal Palace Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India with the purpose of establishing a residence with a studio for herself and other artists. The house functioned as a hotel until 2005, whereupon it has been totally restored and organized as an artists – in – residence place. Today the name of the property is Makanne – a contraction of the word makan, which means house in hindi, and Anne.
The property is situated quietly in the old town of Udaipur at the end of Lal Ghat – no. 46 – . Lal Ghat is the road running along Lake Pichola. Lal means red in hindi and Ghat is the name of the steps, leading to the lake, where the Hindoos wash themselves and their clothes.
One drives to the end of Lal Ghat in front of hotel Jagat Niwas and move to the left through a gateway and immediately after to the right – second house on your left hand side is Makanne.