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Udaipur - The city of Lakes, Udaipur is a lovely land hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis.A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty. Udaipur city is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences an inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.
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Udaipur, Rajasthan

(City Of Lakes)
In the harsh terrain of the hills and ravines of Aravallis, flourishes the city of lakes, Udaipur. One of the most romantic places in India, Udaipur is situated around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, which whisper the mood of a bygone era.

The city was founded in 1567 AD by Maharana Udai Singh on the advice of a sage. Udaipur was last of the numerous Mewar capitals. It was in Udaipur that legendary Maharana Pratap was born. He was obsessed with Chittaur and the past glories of the Sisodia clan possessed his mind. Maharana Pratap left Udaipur to win back Chittaur from the Mughals. But he failed in his attempts and Udaipur remained the capital of Mewar till India got her independence.The memory of the failure of noble Pratap gives Udaipur its pervading mood of nostalgic wistfulness.

The city acquires its scenic beauty from the Aravallis. Three lakes- Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar make it an oasis in the desert

Prime Attractions of Udaipur

This former summer residence of the royal family has now been converted into a fabulous hotel. more..
The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur and has a unique charm about it. It is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display. more..
City Palace, the majestic white royal building towers itself on a hill and is surrounded by crenellated walls. The palace was completed in its present form by the contribution of many rulers. Originally started by Udai Singh, the later additions were so carefully planned and integrated with the original building that it becomes difficult to believe that the building was not conceived as a whole. The city palace stands along the shores of Lake Pichola. more..
The 10th century Saas-Bahu temples dedicated to the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are rated among the best temples in India more..
Govt Museum - Udaipur
The Government Museum of Udaipur was originally located in Gulab Bagh and was called the Victoria Hall Museum. It has now been shifted to Karan Vilas Mahal within the precincts of the City Palace.
Archaeological Museum
The museum at Ahar has a varied collection of findings from excavations at the mound of Dhulkot. It is believed to be the site of a 4,000 year old township.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
This is a museum of folk arts, which has rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. World famous puppeteers put shows here, on request in advance.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
The interesting collection exhibited in this small museum which is a foundation for the preservation of folk arts includes dresses, dolls, masks, musical instruments and paintings. The high point of the exhibits are the puppets.
City Palace Museum
The main part of the City palace, Udaipur is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection. It was established in 1890 AD and is one of the earliest museums of the state.
Fateh Sagar Lake
The picturesque Fateh Sagar Lake, located north of Lake Pichola is overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and Pratap Memorial on the north, was built by Maharana Fateh Singh.Lake It is a medium-sized reservoir constructed by the rulers of former Mewar State
Gulab Bagh
Few gardens in India are as bewitching as this rose garden. Having roses from all over the world, in all fathomable hues and colours, this garden is a virtual feast to the enthusiastic as well as the weary souls.
Jagdish Temple
Dedicated to Vishnu, this temple was built in 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh.
Nagda
This ancient place in Mewar is famous for their intricate carvings of the graceful 'apsaras'. 23 kms from the city.
Pichola Lake
The panoramic lake that enraptured Maharaja Udai Singh, Lake Pichola is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and has two island palaces- Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. It was later enlarged by the founder.
Pratap Memorial
Erected atop Modi Magri is this equestrian bronze statue of the valiant hero, Maharana Pratap. Sajjan Garh, Gulab Bagh, Dudh Talai Park, the Sunset point are also the places to be seen.
Sahelion-Ki-Bari
Saheliyon-ki-Bari or the 'Garden of the Maids of Honour', so called because the royal ladies came here for a stroll, is a well laid out garden, with extensive lawns and shady walks.
Shilp Gram Museum
Shilpgram is located near Fateh Sagar Lake, 6 kms from the City Palace, Udaipur. It gives a glimpse of the tribal life of Rajasthan.

Excursions from Udaipur

(22Km.)
Eklingji, the city dotted with temples, is located about twelve miles to the North of Udaipur in Rajasthan. 22 kms from Udaipur, Eklingji is a complex of 108 ancient temples, incised out of sandstone and marble. more..
(48Km.)
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of Udaipur, the picturesque 'City of Lakes', succulent valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia. more..
(84Km.)
Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century. Perched on the Aravallis, this is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after the Chittaurgarh Fort. Nearby is the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. more..
(48Km.)
Nathdwara enshrines Shrinathji - an image of Krishna, which was originally enshrined at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura.The name Nathdwara means 'Gate of the Lord'. more..
Haldighati
(40Km.)
The scene of the famous battle of 1576 AD fought between Rana Pratap, the heroic son of Udai Singh and the massive forces of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. A beautiful 'Chhatri' with white marble columns, dedicated to Rana Pratap stands here.
Jagat
(58Km.)
The tenth century Ambika Mata Temple is well preserved in all its splendour
Kankroli
(65Km.)
An important Vaishnava temple popularly called ¿Dwarkadhish¿ is located here. It is the most important temple of the Vallabhacharya sect, built to resemble the famous Nathdwara shrine.
Rajsamand Lake
(66Km.)
On the way to Kumbhalgarh lies the magnificent dam - the Rajsamand Lake. The royal lake, was built in 1660 AD by Rana Raj Singh. From here, one can have a spectacular view of the sunset with beautiful 'torans' or arches and 'chhatris' adorning the embankment. The lake has a Rest House of the Irrigation Department on the embankment below. The Rest House has a beautifully laid out garden interspersed with exquisite sculptures excavated from the ruins nearby. The town of Kankroli nearby with a marvellous temple and a pretty palace on the hill top offers a scenic view.
Rishabhdeoji
(65Km.)
): Popularly known as Kesariyaji because of the large saffron offerings, this temple is dedicated to the Jain Tirthankara Rishabhdeoji.

Fairs & Festivals - Udaipur

Shilpgarm Festival - The 10 day festival is a treat for the visitor to an array of exquisite art and craft. Shilpgram hosts the festival.

Mewar Festival - The onset of spring brings the Mewar festival. During the festival, the tradition and culture of Rajasthan dominates every other thing in one's mind. more...

Leisure - Udaipur

Shopping
Shopping can be a pleasure at the Hathipole, Chetak Circle, Clock Tower, Palace Road and Bapu Bazaar. Rajasthan Government also has its own Handicraft emporium. The shops of Udaipur have plenty of exquisite items to offer. The dainty folk toys, brightly coloured garments, hand printed textiles, batiks, and tie & dye sarees and fabrics to name few. 'Pichwais' or wall hangings painted on cloth are world renowned for their vivid colours and themes. The craftsmanship is at its peak in the metal images and chunky silver jewellery

Climate - Udaipur

The lakes surrounding Udaipur regulates the climate, which is pleasant than in any other city in Rajasthan. The summers are hot and winters are cold but the temperature does not rise to extremes. The rainfall is less, around 61 cms annually.

General Information - Udaipur

Population
About three lakhs
Languages
Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Location
115 km From Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Best Time
October To April

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