Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East”. Udaipur, the ‘Çity of Dawn’ seems many words away from the golden sand dunes and desert land that epitomise. It is filled with various tourist attractions.
The city of Udaipur is made up of shimmering lakes, of elegant palaces built of white marble, flower-filled garden and gurgling fountains and regal living that take some beating. It is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. Many of the palaces are converted into luxury hotels.
Place to visit
Lake Palace is the most beautiful attraction of Udaipur. It is situated on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola. The James Bond film Octopussy was also shot in Udaipur. It has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India. Read more
City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur. City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan. It is located on Lake Pichola.
Bagore-ki-Haveli is located right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. It was built by Amir Chand Badwa in 18th century. It is famous for its intricate carving and colourful glasswork. One can easily reach Bagore ki Haveli either by taking Local buses, Tongas, auto-rickshaw and taxis from the city.
In Udaipur one of the famous temple is Jagdish Temple. It is located inside the City Palace complex. This temple was built by the Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 A.D. Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Laxmi Naryan. The most highlighted part is the carving of pillars ofthe temple.
Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake built by Pichhu Banjara in 1362. It is one of the oldest Lake of Udaipur and is also known for its picturesque background.
Jag Mandir Palace is a amazing palace located on an island of Lake Pichola. The construction was started by Maharana Karan Singh II and completed by Jagat Singh in 17th century.at the entrance of this palace you can see the mesmerizing life-sized Elephant statues made in marble. Read more
Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake in Udaipur. It is located in the north of Lake Pichola & north-west of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678. Fateh Sagar Lake is exaggerated by three small islands which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake.Read more
How to reach udaipur
Railways Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities.Some important train connections are 9643 Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Jaipur-Ajmer-Chittougrah-Udaipur).
Roadways Udaipur has developed the road connectivity with almost all the major cities in India. The frequency of state as well private buses is good and regular. One can hire taxis to drive here.
Airways Udaipur has its own Airport named as Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated at a distance of 22Kms from the main city. Airport is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Jaipur.