On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic
cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravalis, it has
inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of
fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with
stalls, carries the flavour of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and
Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious
Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens,
temples & Havelis. According to the legend, Maharana Udai Singh, the
founder was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill
overlooking the Lake Pichola. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit
and founded the city. The marvellous architecture of the palaces is spell
By Air :
Udaipur is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur,
Aurangabad, and Mumbai.
By Rail :
Udaipur is on the Western Railway meter gauge network. Trains connect it
to Delhi, Chittor, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur.
By Road :
Udaipur is on National Highway No. 8 and is linked with several states
such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. We would provide you
all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also
for the intercity drives too.
The city has religious and cultural activities round the year and people
partake these activities with gay and happiness. The people are friendly,
laborious and proud of their self respect. The food is quite simple and
they avoid showbiz in their life. The costumes are very colorful and the
typical silver jeweler used by rural ladies need real admiration.
Fairs And Festivals
The Shilp Gram (Craft Bazaar) is situated just 3 km off Udaipur and is a
great place to see the art and craft of all the states of western India.
The Directorate of Tourism organizes a 10-day festival from December 15
every year, which is a treat for the visitors interested in village
The onset of spring brings the Mewar festival on April 7-8. A traditional
welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs,
dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is
celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A
procession of colorfully attired women carrying images of the goddess
Gauri makes its way to Lake Pichola. A procession of boats on the lake
offers a fitting finale to this splendid celebration.
Attractions of Udaipur
City Palace :
A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill
surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards,
pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The City Palace
of Udaipur is a must-see during vacations in Udaipur.
Pichola Lake :
The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh and inspired him
to build Udaipur. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples,
bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag
Niwas (Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking magnificence.
Pratap Memorial :
Atop the Moti Magri or pearl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the
memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the
Fateh Sagar :
A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and
the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the
middle of the lake is Nehru Park - a lovely garden island with a boat
shaped cafe accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.
Jagdish Temple :
Built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is the
largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir :
The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum
includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments, folk deities and paintings.
(Garden of the maids of honor): This small ornamental garden was a popular
relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The
garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks
and marble elephants.
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