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About Udaipur

Udaipur is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.

City Palace

City Palace City Palace is the largest palace in Rajasthan, located on the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, it is a massive fortified structure, presenting an amazing blend of Rajasthani and Mughul architecture covering an area of 5 acres. The Facade of the Palace resembles a fortress. The halls and courtyards of the Palace's older section are linked by narrow passages and steep stair cases. The Tripolia gate and the Ganesh Deorhi gate are the major gates of the City Palace.

Lake Palace

Lake Palace is one of the most romantic Places on this earth, situated amidst the scenic Pichola Lake offers a heavenly view to the on looker. The imposing Aravalli Hills on one side and soaring palaces on the other, make the perfect background to this beautiful Lake Palace. Raised in white marble, Lake Palace was constructed by Maharana Jai Singh II in 1746. The magnificent Palace stretches across a four-acre island creating a dream-like impression.

Dudh Talai

Dudh Talai This is a beautiful, recently restored musical fountain situated near sunset point to the side of Machala Magra Mountain. The lovely, tranquil park in the area provide a romantic place from which to see the sun setting over Lake Pichola. For those who enjoy a brisk climb and an even wider view, there is a path to the top of the mountain upon which stands the ruin of an ancient fort.

Rope Way

Ropeway is newly introduced and is most important tourist attraction. It is installed between two mountains right on the bank of Lake Pichola. The view from the Gondolas is breath taking and if you have passion for photography you must not miss this. It is from here that you can click best view of Udaipur including Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, magnificent City Palace complex, Sajjangarh Fort and above all artistic landscaped Aravali mountains on the other side of the lake. Do not miss the sun setting across lush green Aravali Hills across Lake Pichola. It takes no time to visit ropeway being in the heart of the City. It is located in the main tourist area and can be best visited in the evenings followed by mouth watering cuisines served to your taste at very affordable rates at the Sun set point atop Machhala Hill.

Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand Lake. Located in the north of Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake lies just besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. Built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh, who later made additions to it. The lake extends to the length of 2.4 km, 1.6 km. in width and deep to the extent of 11.5 meter. During the monsoons, the lake covers the total area of around 1 sq km.

Sukhadia Circle

Sukhadia Circle, also known as Sukhadia square, is a majestic turn around in Panchwati, the Udaipur city’s northern suburb. It is a popular landmark in Udaipur and provides a beautiful view with the illumination of lights. The Heart Of Pachwati, Is An Splendid Turn Around Panchwati, Located In The North Of The Udaipur City. This Square, Is A Small Pond, With Ample Of White Beauty. Admist Of This Pond Lies A 21 Ft High Three-Tiered Fountain.

Rajiv Gandhi Park

Rajeev Gandhi Park is fast becoming a major tourist and local attraction because of its unique look and strategic location. Beautiful lakes and gardens are the hallmark of Udaipur. Be it quality or quantity, Udaipur is way ahead. It is far away something 7kms. The distinguished feature of gardens here is that most of them are made in locations where even the concept of a garden is inconceivable. Be it Nehru garden which is situated in the centre of Fateh sagar, Moti Magri which is developed on a hill, or the recently developed Rajeev Gandhi Park which also is on a hill, all have added value of being situated at a different location than a normal garden. The view of the park and the view from the park, both present an exotic scene. The design of garden is such that most part can be seen from distant place. Spacious Children Park is a wonderful thing here. Food court is also fully functional and its agreement has been signed for five year term. The grandiose look of the garden and its location make it a very important tourist spot. Foreign and local both visitors are showing great interest in the park.

Shilp Gram

Shilp Gram West Zone Cultural Centre has set up an artisan's village called - Shilpgram,6 Kms from Celebration Mall. It is a living ethnographic museum depecting life style, traditions, customs and folk arts of the rural and tribal people of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Daman, etc. There are several huts constructed in the traditional architectural style using mud and local building material to reflect the geographical and ethnic diversity of the different states of west zone of India. The rural artisans and folk artists reside here and perform in the natural surroundings in a village environment. Every year, more than a lakh visitors visit this village which is spread out in an area of 55 acres, surrounded by Aravali mountains. The Shilpgram Utsav organised every year from 23rd December to January 1st, attracts massive crowd creating a scene of rural market fair and festival with live performance of folk artist from different parts of the country. The Terracotta Museum, the museum of masks, folk and musical instruments are of particular attraction.

Gulab Bagh

Gulab Bagh is a spectacular rose garden laid out by Maharana Sajjan Singh on the eastern side of Lake Pichola. It is the biggest garden in Asia located between the high population areas as it has cover 65 acres of Land. Earlier the courts were held here and it also housed various state offices. It is said that Swami Dayananda Saraswati the founder of Arya Samaj, composed his famous book Satysrtha Prakash here in Navlakha Mahal. The garden consists of large ponds covered with lilies and several varieties of trees that provide ample shade to the visitors. In the vicinity is also a zoo with various animals including tigers, lions, leopards, etc. Here also runs a mini train for children to take them around the Garden and is ws the first of its type in India.

Sahelion Ki Bari

Sahelion Ki Bari "Garden of maids" is a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains, presenting a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan. Garden of maids was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies.

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is one of the famous temples of Udaipur made in Indo-Aryan style of architecture in the year 1651, was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace.

Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is one of the most famous museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan. This rare compilation varies from typical rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is comfortably located in the building of Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal near Chetak Circle in Udaipur city.

Moti Magri

The Pearl Hill covers the eastern coastal area of Fateh Sagar. Well-maintained rock garden with the monuments of Maharana Pratap and his patriot colleagues cannot be missed. The statue of Maharana Pratap mounted on his beloved horse Chetak creates the scene of the battle of Haldi Ghati in mind.

Badi Talab

Badi Ka Talab (Jiyan Sagar) is one of most attractions of Udaipur people. Jiyan Sagar is another striking lake, located in the village of Badi (because it is near Badi village) also known as Jiyan sagar, named after Jana Devi, the mother of Maharana Raj Singh, is at a distance of 10kms.in the north-east of City Udaipur. In 1684 A.D. the beautiful lake was built by Maharana Raj Singh.

Jai Samand (Ruthi Rani)

JAISAMAND LAKE With dimensions of 15 km by 10 km, Jaisamand Lake is a vast artificial lake situated 52 kms southeast of Udaipur. The lake has the summer palaces of the Ranis of Udaipur surrounding it. These palaces date back to 17th centuries. The Hawa Mahal and Ruti Rani palaces are main attractions here.

Eklingji

The Eklingji Temple is located in the beautiful city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Eklingji is referred to Lord Shiva and is considered as the guardian deity of Mewar. The Maharajas of Mewar regarded this deity as the virtual ruler. Dating back to the 15th century CE, the present structure is one that is built of the ruins of a previously destroyed structure. The architecture is same as that of the Jain temples of Gujarat Shiva. It is worshipped here as a four faced black marble image. The four faces represents Brahma (West), Vishnu (North), Maheshwar (South) and Surya (East). A mystic symbolic drawing, known as `Yantra`, covers the flat top of the composite idol. Shiva is worshipped here as the Ultimate Reality.

Nathadwara

Nathdwara is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Situated at a distance of 48kms in the north-east of Udaipur, Nathdwara is sited on the right bank of Banas River. Nathdwara is famous for its 17th century temple that is dedicated to Lord Shrinathji (Lord Krishna). The term 'Nathdwara' suggests the 'gate of the lord'. Shrinathji Temple is also known as 'Haveli of Shrinathji' and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. The temple has a story behind its establishment. According to the legend, the image of Lord Shrinath ji was enshrined in Vrindavan (land of Lord Krishna), but to protect the idol from the destructive rage of Aurangzeb. In 1672, Rana Raj Singh was the only gallant, who made an effort to rescue the idol from the domain of Aurangzeb. It is said that when the image was being shifted to an impervious place then at a particular place, the wheel of vehicle sank deep down in mud. The image refused to move further, so the escorting priest apprehended that this was Lord's chosen spot. Thus, a temple was built on the same spot.

Haldi Ghati

HALDIGHATI is a historical place symbolizing of courage and bravery. It was here that the legendary war between Rana Pratap and Akbar in 1576. It is situated 60 km from Udaipur. The pride of Rajsamand District, “Haldighati” in known across the globe for the chivalrous deeds of the great Maharana Pratap. 44 kilometers from Udaipur and 17 kilometers from Nathdwara it is nestled in the middle of the Aravali range. This narrow turmeric coloured mountainous region which played a stellar role in defending the honour of Mewar dynasty, is known as Haldighati.

Kumbhal Garh

Kumbhalgarh, 63 km from Udaipur, has one of the finest specimen of defensive fortifications in entire Rajasthan. There are several temples here that are also worth visiting. A stroll along the walls of the fort offers great panoramic views. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is to the west of the fort. The sanctuary has endangered wolf, leopard, chowsingha, sambhar, hyena, sloth, flying squirrel, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.

Ranakpur

The Ranakpur Jain temples were built during the period of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. It is seen that the entire temple complex is enclosed within a wall. The major 'Chamukha' temple is dedicated to the trithankara Rishabdeoji and a four-faced image is enshrined in the inner sanctum, open on all four sides.