Udaipur - The City of Lakes
the City of Lake, is a picturesque and romantic city in Rajasthan.
Situated on the scenic Lake Pichola along with two other beautiful
lakes, Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1599 AD.
One of the most favorite destinations for holiday makers and
honeymooners, Udaipur is famous for its shimmering lakes, enchanting
lake palaces, amazing temples, lovely colorful markets and last but
not least for its festivals. Known for its scenic beauty and
cultural charm, Udaipur offers a perfect blend of sights and sound,
and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.
A tour to Udaipur promises to
be a wonderful experience for its
visitors. You too can experience the enchantment of Udaipur, on
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Udaipur is located southwest of Jaipur near the border with Gujarat
state. It is at the southern end of the Aravali Mountain Range. It
is about 400 km from Jaipur, 570 km from Jaisalmer and 660 km from
Attractions in Udaipur
The most enchanting tourist attraction of Udaipur, the Lake Palace
(also known as Jag Niwas) is a beautiful island palace built by
Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1754. Situated on picturesque Lake
Pichola, the white marble structure appears like emerging out of the
shimmering blue waters on the lake, creating a spellbound effect on
One of the largest royal complexes in Rajasthan, the City Palace is
situated on a promontory on the picturesque Lake Pichola. The
complex has 11 beautiful Mahals (palaces) with balconies and towers,
offering a breathtaking view of the lake and the city. Its Durbar
Hall, which had been used as a venue for formal occasions like state
banquets and meetings, has most luxurious interiors highlighted by
some of the largest chandeliers in the world. The Palace also houses
a Museum exhibiting a rich collection of artifacts.
Jag Mandir is another beautiful island palace on Lake Pichola, built
by Maharaja Karan Singh in 1615 AD. The palace once sheltered the
Mughal prince Khurram (later Emperor Shah Jehan, who built the
world-famous Taj Mahal) who rebelled against his father Jehangir in
the 1620's. The Palace has a giant stone sculpture of elephants and
an impressive chattri (cenotaphs) that add to its beauty.
The Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden was built in early 18th century AD as a
retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in
leisure. The enchantingly beautiful Garden is famous for its lotus
pool, fountains (in the shape of birds), lush green lawns,
flowerbeds, and marble pavilions, offering a breathtaking view to
Jagdish Temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple in
Udaipur, built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD. Dedicated to lord
Vishnu, the temple is famous for its beautiful sculpted images and
Located in the vicinity of the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden,
Fateh Sagar is a beautiful lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in
1678. A canal built at the beginning of the 20th century connects it
to the Lake Pichola. Nehru Park, a popular garden island with a
boat-shaped caf�, is situated in the middle of the Lake.
How to reach there...
11 kms from Ajmer which is the nearest and major rail junction and
Jaipur is the nearest airport. Udaipur is connected with good
network of road with all nearby cities.
Hotels in Udaipur
Mahal - Symbol of Love
Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.
This huge mausoleum mosque was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim
Mogul emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, a Persian princess
born as Arjuman Bano Begum but known as Mumtaz Mahal.
Pushkar Fair begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, which falls in the
month of October-November and goes on for five long days till Kartik
Purnima. The fair is synonymous to a cattle fair.
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