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Udaipur Tours

Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559 as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom. Udaipur also called as the City of Lakes. It is located 405 kilometres southwest of the Jaipur. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana. The Guhils (Sisodia) clan ruled the Mewar and its capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Uday Singh. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Royal palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. The world famous "white" city of Rajasthan, Udaipur located on the banks of the lake Pichola, its many white marble palaces reflecting in the lake's calm waters. Udaipur city is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the "Venice of the East", and is also nicknamed the "Lake City Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Udaipur is most visited travel destination worldwide, and attract ample number of tourists from all over the world every year.

 

Major tourist attractions of Udaipur, Rajasthan

 

City Palace, Udaipur :

City Palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola, is one of the most beautiful palatial structures. The elegant palace originally built by Mahrana Uday Singh II. The City Palace of Udaipur has many small and big palaces, museums and the gardens. The unique aspect of this conglomeration is that the rich blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese architecture is distinctly homogeneous and eye catching. The palace complex has been built entirely in granite and marble. The interiors of the palace complex with its balconies, towers and cupolas exhibit delicate mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and leftover of colored glass. The complex provides a fine view of the lake and the Udaipur city from its upper terraces.

Lake Palace :

The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746. It is made of marble and is located on Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola. It was built as a royal summer palace. Presently, it is converted a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the "Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces".

Jag Mandir :

Jag Mandir is another island in Lake Pichola, which is very famous for its garden courtyard. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan took refuge here while revolting against his father. There is a restaurant run by the HRH group of hotels.

Jagdish Temple :

Jagdish Temple is very famous and a large Hindu temple in Udaipur. It is situated in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. It is a major monument in Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD. It is an example of Indo-Aryan architecture. Jagdish temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Jagdish temple has three-storied temple. It is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. The spire of the main temple is around 79 feet high that undoubtedly dominates the skyline of Udaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake :

Fatah Sagar Lake is located in Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Fateh Sagar Lake said to be the pride of the City of Lakes of Udaipur, it is an artificial lake constructed by Maharana in north of Lake Pichola in 1678. Fateh Sagar Lake lies just besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh Fateh Sagar Lake is embellished by three small islands, which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake. Fateh Sagar Lake is embellished by three small islands. The largest island of the lake is developed into a park by the name of Nehru Park. The second island is converted into a public park with brilliant water-jet fountains by the Government of Rajasthan. The third island addresses Udaipur Solar Observatory. Fateh Sagar Lake is a nice place to explore and tourists certainly come to enjoy the tranquil beauty of this lake.

Saheliyon-ki-Bari :

Saheliyon-ki-Bari is a beautiful and famous garden in Udaipur. It was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies. It is also called Garden of the Maidens. There is also a small museum. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains.In the later years, Maharana Bhopal Singh impressed by this place and construct a pavilion of rain fountains. The thought was to form an illusion of rain dancing in cadence with dancing maids. The Kings used to enjoy around the pools and fountains of this garden. There are four ponds with exquisite fountains with spouts as elephant trunk shaped and kiosks. The appearance of the Garden is Royal and is a best place to relax.

Ahar Museum :

Ahar Museum is located about 2 kms east of Udaipur. It is an impressive cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar. There are about nineteen cenotaphs of Maharanas cremated there. Ahar Museum has display limited but very rare earthen pottery. Some sculptures and other archaeological finds. Some pieces date back to 1700 BC and a tenth century metal figure of Buddha is a special attraction. The wide variety of exhibits in the museum offers a great experience to the tourists. They are able to get a close view of the rich history of the Udaipur.

Lake Pichola :

Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is an artificial fresh water lake. The beautiful lake was created in 1362 AD by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha. Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. It is also a sanctuary catering to a variety of birds, including tufted ducks, coots, egrets, terns, cormorants and kingfishers.


 

How to Reach Udaipur :

By Flight :

Dabok airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport is located in Udaipur city. It is 24 km away from the main Udaipur city. Many domestic airlines connect the city to the major cities in India, including Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai. The new airport has been constructed by the Airport Authority of India and will be upgraded to international airport status by 2011.

By Train :

Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities of India include Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior and a metre gauge network to Ahmedabad. Famous luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja make a scheduled stop in Udaipur.

By Road :

Udaipur has a wide network of bus service with several destinations of Rajasthan. The city lies on the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway (NH-8) , midway between Delhi and Mumbai, located around 700 kilometers from either city.


Climate of Udaipur :

Summer season : Average maximum and minimum temperatures of Udaipur is 45 C and 23 C.

Winter season : Average maximum and minimum temperature of Udaipur is 32 C and 03 C.

Monsoon season : Average rainfall of Udaipur is 64 centimeters.

Best season to visit Udaipur : Between September to April