Udaipur is an unmatched tourist destination of Rajasthan hemmed in by the Aravalli ranges. It is also known as the jewel of Mewar and the City of Dawn. Its majestic palaces, lovely lakes, beautiful gardens, temples and luxury heritage hotels are truly mesmerizing. It is the place where you can experience royalty of the era of raja-maharajas. This beautiful city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559.
Major attractions of Udaipur
Lake Palace and Lake Pichola
The gem of Udaipur, Lake Palace is ideally located in the middle of Lake Pichola. It is an artificial lake constructed by Maharana Udai Singh II. It spreads across 4 km in length and 3 km in width. It used to serve as a summer palace for Maharana Jagat Singh and his family. It is mesmerizingly decorated with ethnic themes. It has been converted into a heritage hotel for tourists to savour royal taste of Udaipur.
City Palace and Museum
Overlooking the Lake Pichola, City Palace reflects an arresting blend of Rajasthani and European architectural styles. The several buildings inside the palace complex were built by several Maharajas but still the overall structure looks perfect. The museum inside the palace displays a wide range of the royal belongings and artifacts.
Located on Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir once served as a hideout for Prince Khurram, the son of the emperor Jehangir. It has some beautiful
An island palace on Lake Pichola, Jag Niwas was once the summer residence of the erstwhile prince of Mewar. It is now a heritage hotel.
It is the largest temple of Udaipur dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 and reflects a wonderful example of Indo-Aryan style of architecture.
It is an impressive ornamental garden encompassing fountains, lotus pools, marble elephants and chiseled kiosks.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir
This Indian folk art museum displays ornaments, puppets, folk dresses, masks, dolls, folk deities and paintings and folk musical instruments. Tourists can also see puppet show here.
Shopping in Udaipur
Udaipur is a shopper’s paradise and offers handicrafts like folk toys, tie and dye saris and clothes, colourful Turbans, Hand painted fabrics, Silver jewelry, Pichwais (themed wall hangings) and miniature paintings (Rajput style).
How to reach
Udaipur is well connected to the major cities of India by air, rail and road.