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Udaipur City

Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Rajasthan
Location: Southern part of Rajasthan
Altitude: 600 metres
Population: 571,180
Language: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Known for: City of Lakes and Palaces
Nearby Cities: Ahmadabad, Kota, Jaipur, Indore

Located in the southern part of state, Udaipur is one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan. More popular as ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur was established by Maharana Uday Singh in the year 1559. It was the historic capital of the Mewar Kingdom.

Interestingly, the city with its long history and traditions, it became one of the most popular tourists’ attractions in Rajasthan. The culturally rich city is also popular for its Rajput-era palaces. Today, the city always remains infused with national as well as international tourists including celebrities.

Tourists’ Attractions in Udaipur

By virtue of having long history, traditions and scenic landscapes, Udaipur is one of the most visited tourists’ sites in Rajasthan. City has many lakes located in fascinating environment; because of this reason, the Lake City more often called as ‘Venice of the East’.

Major Tourists’ Attractions in Udaipur

Palaces

• City Palace: Located at the east bank of Pichola Lake, City Palace is a huge and wonderful building, which had been built during different periods of time. The view of palace from distance and the scenic view of surroundings from the inside palace are simply beautiful. Built in the year 1725, Tripolia, a triple-arched gate is the main entrance of the palace. Once you enter inside, you can experience series of courtyards, corridors, terraces, overlapping parathions and well maintained gardens. Infused with antique paintings and other decorative furniture and utensils, the palace has various other palaces including Sheesh Mahal, Dilkhush Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas.

• Lake Palace: Built during the periods of 1743 to 1746, Lake Palace is marble structure constructed on Jag Niwas Island in Lake Pichola. Though, originally it was summer palace of royal family, now it is a luxurious heritage hotel.

• Jag Mandir: Located in Lake Pichola, it is a beautiful island known for its garden courtyard.

• Monsoon Palace: Located at the top place of the region, one time, it was used to be the summer resort of the Maharajas. Once you rich here, you can view the wonderful landscapes of the city Udaipur.

• Jagdish Temple: Built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in the year 1651, it is a huge Hindu temple located at the centre of Udaipur. Built in Indo-Aryan architecture style, the temple is an important tourists’ attraction in the city.

Lakes

• Fateh Sagar Lake
• Rangsagar Lake
• Pichola Lake
• Swaroopsagar Lake
• Dudh Talai Lake
• Udaisagar Lake
Other Attractions in Udaipur

• Saheliyon-ki-Bari: It is a unique feature of Udaipur; in fact there is a group of forty eight young women attendants who were given as part of dowry to Udaipur. There is also a garden along the bank of Fatah Sagar Lake. It has wonderful landscape.

• Gulab Bagh and Zoo: Located in the eastern side of Lake Pichhola, it was founded by Maharaja Sajjan Singh. Interestingly, there is also a library where you can see the various collections of ancient manuscripts and books. And, the zoo located here has various animals including leopards, tigers, chinkara and also various birds.

• Doodh Talai: Located in the vicinity of Lake Pichhola, it is a wonderful garden with rock and fountain.

• Maharana Pratap Memorial or Moti Magri: It is a monumental memorial of the great Maharana Pratap. You can see here a huge statue of Maharana Pratap.

• Neemach Mata Temple: Located on the green hill in the Dewali region of Udaipur, it is pretty popular temple. Built on the altitude of 800 meters, you need to climb this temple either by stairs or through the slope of hill. It has wonderful landscapes.

• Bohara Ganesh Ji: Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, it is an historic temple located nearby old railway station.

• Bagore-ki-Haveli: One of the oldest buildings of the region, it is a landmark of Rajasthani traditional dance and music.

• Nehru Garden: Located in the centre of Fatah Sagar Lake, it is a beautiful park. It has mesmerising landscapes where you can enjoy your evening.

• Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal: It is a museum of folk arts.

• Ahar Museum: Located at the distance of about 2 kms east from Udaipur city, it is a cluster of cenotaphs of most of the Maharanas of Mewar.

• Shilpgram: Located in the northwest of Udaipur, it is a popular crafts village; interestingly, it hosts one of the biggest crafts fairs of India. In the fair, you can see the collections of beautiful crafts brought from various states of India.

How to Reach??

By Road: Located on the route of the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway in between Delhi and Mumbai, Udaipur is well connected with various major and minor cities of India. The frequent bus service from major cities of Rajasthan and even from Delhi are remaining available 24x7.

By Rail: Udaipur has a big railway station directly connected with various major and minor cities of India. In addition, famous luxurious trains like, The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja also make tour of Udaipur city on their scheduled time periods.

By Air: Located at the distance of about 20 kms from main the city Udaipur, Dabok airport is the nearest airport. Also popular with the name Maharana Pratap Airport, it has regular flights that connect with the city Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc.

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