Udaipur is a city in Rajasthan, India, renowned as the City of Lakes. It is the historic capital of the state of Meewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1559 by Udai Singh II of the Rajodesian Rajput family, when he moved his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur after Chittorgarh was besieged by Akbar. It remained the capital until 1818 when it became a British monarchy, after which the state of Meewar became part of Rajasthan when India gained independence in 1947.
The city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan, near the Gujarat border. It is surrounded by the Aravali Range, which separates it from the desert of Thar. About 660 km from Delhi and about 800 kilometers from Mumbai, located between two of India’s largest cities. In addition, communication with the ports of Gujarat offers Udaipur a great opportunity to land. The city is served by Maharana Pratap Airport. Common languages spoken are Hindi, English, and Rajasthani (Mewari).
Why it is so famous
Udaipur, called “the most popular place on the Indian subcontinent” by British ruler James Tod, is a tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, beautiful landscapes and palaces of the Rajput period. It is best known as the “Lakes City” because of its advanced pool system. It has seven lakes around the city. In addition to the lakes, Udaipur is also known for its historic castles and palaces, museums, galleries, nature reserves and gardens, temples and architecture, as well as traditional exhibitions, festivals and structures.
Tourism drives the market in Udaipur, but minerals, marble manufacturing, chemical production and development, electronics manufacturing, and the handicraft industry also add value. Here are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur.
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1) Udaipur City Palace.
Once you have booked your hotel room, this is the first sign you should visit. City Palace, located on the shores of Lake Pichola, will give you a glimpse of the grandeur of the Rajasthan dynasty with its tall buildings erected by the then ruling Meewar family. The palace will delight travelers with beautiful interiors that feature a mirror made of details, unique paintings, walls, antique furniture and marble work. The palace building is divided into many beautiful villages and palaces, including Amar Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal and Moti Mahal. The Mewar Light and Sound Show tonight should also be waiting for you!
2) Fateh Sagar Lake.
This beautiful man-made lake with its sparkling blue waters overlooking the green hills is what made Udaipur the landmark of “The Second Kashmir”. Clean and stretching differently, Fateh Sagar Lake is a beautiful place to visit in Udaipur especially its four attractive islands. Accessible by boat only, the islands have a public park and a sunny view worth seeing. Lake Udaipur, named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Meewar, is the city’s lifeblood that not only supplies water to urban areas but also provides services to a large portion of the population.
3) Jagdish Temple.
The Indo-Aryan Jagdish Temple owes its construction to Maharana Jagat Singh. Udaipur temples are near the entrance of City Palace Badi Pol and you have to climb a few steps. King Vishnu’s black stone god will terrify you as well as the bronze statue Garuda faces. There are many other sacred sites dedicated to Sun God, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. The sunset of Aarti will be a good thing here.
4) Jag Mandir
Another place of love in Udaipur, this 17th-century palace building is also on Lake Pichola. Also, known as Lake Garden Palace, Jagmandir will impress you with its great beauty and serenity. It has categories such as Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Patharon of Mahal, Kunwar Pada of Mahal and Zenana Mahal. This is another must-visit when traveling on your boat.
5) Lake Pichola.
Built in 1362 AD, probably the home of the banjara tribe, Lake Pichola today is a symbol of Udaipur. Measuring about 4 Km long and 3 Km wide, the lake is a must-see tourist destination in Udaipur. There are dozens of palaces, temples, palaces and ghats and chabutra built around the lake and its many islands over the years. These buildings such as Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are popular destinations here but for our new experience we would recommend taking a boat from City Palace to Arsi Vilas Island to see the bird sanctuary we have.