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Udaipur

Udaipur


Location: In the north Indian state of Rajasthan.
Major Tourist Attractions: The City Palace, The Lake Palace, Ahar, Krishna Vilas, Lake Fateh Sagar,Sajjan Niwas and Gulab Bagh, Machchalaya Magra, Doodh Talai, Jag Mandir, and the Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum.
Best Hangout: Jai Samand Lake, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake
Best Buys: Folk toys, colourful tie-dye sarees and clothes, turbans, hand painted fabrics, silver Jewellery, wall hangings and miniature paintings 
Best Activity: Shopping 
uNearby Tourist Destinations: Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh, Haldighati, Ranakpur, Sajjangarh, Ghanerao

About Udaipur

Located around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, Udaipur also know as the Lake City of India is a delightful blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Carrying a distinct identity of being a romantic city, Udaipur is an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers....." The exquisitely carved marble palaces, impressively laid out gardens and the beautiful blue lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. 

Established by Maharana Udai Singh, who on the advice of a holy man shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola, and named it after his name - Udaipur. Udaipur not only offers an array of tourist attractions, but it is also shopper's paradise. The terrain of the hills and ravines of Aravallis give Udaipur a totally unique charm that distinguish it from any other destination in India.

Major Tourits Attractions:

City Palace
The majestic white City Palace located in the heart of Udaipur was originally built by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia Rajput clan and extended to its present form by subsequent Maharanas. Built in granite uand marble and surrounded by crenellated fort walls, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan stands on a crest overlooking the Pichola Lake. 

Jagdish Temple udipur 
Built in 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, this indo-Aryan temple is the largest and most beautiful temple of Udaipur located within easy walking distance from the Palace gate. 

Saheliyon Ki Bari
Garden of the maids of Honour "This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants. 

Fateh Sagar
A beautiful Lake, overlooked by number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorail on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. 

Pichhola Lake
The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later enlarged by the fuounder. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments . 

Sajjangarh Fort
Also known as the fort of victory, Jaigarh Fort is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years. The fort is perched on a cliff and is surrounded by huge battlements with inside walkways offering stunning views on all sides. 

Pratap Memorial
At top the Moti Magri or Pearl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana Pratap. Constructed By Maharana Fateh Singh. 

Crystal Gallery
The first floor museum overlooking the large DURBAR HALL, FATEH PRAKASH PALACE, Udaipur. Originally, this was the viewing gallery from where the ladies of the court used to watch special functions. Today it houses Mewar's famous CRYSTAL COLLECTION of furniture and objets d'art. A guided tour is availauble.

Ahar
The ancient capital of Sisodias, 3 km from Udaipur, Ahar boasts of a profusion of royal cenotaphs of the rulers of Mewar. A rare collection of antiquities including earthen pots, iron objects and other art items excavated in the region are displayed in a small Govt. museum. 

Excursions:

  • Eklilngji 22 Km.
  • Nagda 23 Km.
  • Haldighati 40 Km.
  • Nathdwara 48 Km.
  • Rajsamanad Lake 66 Km
  • Kumbalgarh Fort 84 Km.
  • Jaisamand Lake 48 Km.

Udaipur Fairs & Festivals: 
Mewar Festival (March - April): The Mewar festival is held in lake city Udaipur. The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programs.