Udaipur is yet another royal city of Rajasthan which was earlier known as Venice of the East. But it has its own individual identity which makes it famous among tourists who visit India.
The city had been capital of Sisodias of Mewar and it was built on the banks of Lake Pichola in the year 1559 by Udai Singh II. It got the name “The City of Lakes” due to its five lakes.
This beautiful city with roots still in its traditional values has been one of the favorite places for many Bollywood as well as Hollywood filmmakers. Some of the legendry films such as Jewel in Crown and Octopussy have further make the city popular among foreigners. The city is famous not only among film makers for shooting of the films but also as a preferred marriage destination.
Other than sightseeing, tourists have a few but interesting and joyful excursions such as Chittorgarh fort and the Ranakpur temple etc.
The city offers an unforgettable experience to tourists with its incomparable accommodation facilities in its luxurious palaces amidst lakes. Tourists get to live the life king size in many heritage hotels.
Visitors get a chance to admire and enjoy the beauty of the city while relishing their food on roof top restaurants.
It is not amusing that tourists preferred to visit this place again and again as its forts, palaces and mountains narrate the heroic past of the city and singing the song of courage and chivalry.
Visitors can easily reach Udaipur from all the prominent Indian cities comprising Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
Why Visit Udaipur?
The City of Lakes, Udaipur, offers more than one reasons to visit it from enjoying the nature around to visit to its historic palaces and museums, all are an overwhelming experience. Some of the primary reasons to visit this city include:
Live the History
Live history of Udaipur by visiting its many historic palaces and museums. Top on the list is City palace, where visitors get a chance to come across the great architecture and crystal work.
Enjoy the boat ride when reaching to world famous Lake Palace amidst Lake Pichola.
Feel the Serenity and Purity
Some of the most beautiful temples in and around Udaipur is yet another reason for its popularity among visitors specially among Indians.
Hilly Area in the Desert
Mount Abu is one and the only hill station of Rajasthan. It has gained high popularity among families and couple looking for getaway or escaping the scorching heat.
Vintage Car Museum
It is simply an unique experience to see and pose with the cars which once belonged to Royal families of the city.
Test Your Bargaining Skills
One can simply not ignore colorful handicrafts made and sold in Udaipur. Though they are sold all over the place but Hathipole is the recommended place where one gets chance to test his/her bargaining skills.
Inscrutable culture show and unique puppet shows are simply a great attraction to the visitors and later dance performances by folk dancers is simply amusing.
Colorful and historic city Udaipur has lots to offer to its visitors that they will love to visit it again and again.
The City of Dawn or The Venice of East, all these sobriquets are given to Udaipur city which is also considered as one of the most romantic cities of India. There is so much to see for tourists. Some of the prominent attractions of the city include:
This lofty palace is situated over a tranquil lake Pichola. It is simply amusing to know and see that different Maharanas between the time of 16th and 20th century construct it but it cannot be guessed seeing the uniformity in its design.
A part of this palace has now been transformed into museums and heritage hotels. The museums has so much to see like the Mor Chowk which has splendid peacock mosaics in blue color and glass & ceramic figures in the Ruby Mahal etc.
City palace is constructed on hilly terrain, so one really gets amused to se beautiful trees on its fourth floor.
Visitors require paying Rs 50 for entry into City Palace museums and Rs 500 for Crystal Gallery and Durbar Hall.
Jagdish Mandir (Temple)
It is the 17th century temple with massive idol of Lord Vishnu made from black stone. Outside the temple there are many stalls selling handicrafts.
This lake is the hallmark of the city also known as “The City of Lakes”. Boating in the lake especially at the time of sunset is really a unique experience. There are two islands in the lake namely Jag Niwas (one of the great hotels around the world) and another is Jag Mandir which have converted into high class party avenues.
In English it means the village of Handicrafts. The palace has conventional huts and craftsmen from different states of the country like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa etc.
Other than these, there are many other places to visit too like Sahelion ki Bari, and Folk Lore Museum.