tours to the city of lakes, Udaipur in Rajasthan, North India can prove
to be one of your most exciting travel tours to the North Indian cities.
Udaipur with its plethora of tourist attractions and a wide variety of
tourist destinations offers you a mystifying blend of desert charm and
crystal clear water bodies. The city of Udaipur is located on the
Aravalli ranges that form a perfect backdrop for the crystal clear
waters of the picturesque lakes and the ancient buildings that dot the
entire length and breadth of Udaipur, Rajasthan, North India.
the city of the Suryavansi Rajputs, hidden amongst the hills that
encompass the great Pichola Lake -- has been called the 'Venice of the
East'. Indeed with it's enchanting palaces surrounded by mirror-like
lakes, undulating hills and colourful bazaars, Udaipur looks as though
it has been lifted straight from the pages of an Arabian Night's fairy
tale book. The hills, the lakes and the altitude give Udaipur an
extremely agreeable climate. Probably no other city in Rajasthan is
quite as romantic as Udaipur. A visit to Udaipur is a must for
travellers who want to experience the unique and vibrant history of
During your travel tours to Udaipur in Rajasthan,
North India you are welcome to come and visit the important historical
monuments and other tourist attractions in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India.
The city of Udaipur offers an enigmatic blend of a magnificent and
glorious past, huge marble palaces and other architectural structures
and all the modern day facilities.History
the capital of Mewar, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh after the fall
and final sacking of Chittorgarh by the Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar
in 1568. Legend has it that Udai Singh found the site of his new city
some years before the final assault on Chittor and had formed an
artificial lake named Udai Sagar in honour of himself. He later came
upon a pond said to have been constructed by a banjara (gypsy) who
raised a dyke across a mountain stream, damming up its waters. Udai
Singh extended this pond and raised the height of the dam, creating the
most beautiful of man-made lakes, named Pichola after the neighbouring
village of Picholi. With the blessings of a holy sage of the region, he
built his palace upon an overlooking ridge, on the banks of this lake.
To this day, in a shrine in the heart of the City Palace, a flame burns
in gratitude to the ascetic.Places to see
Best time to visit
This spectacular place stands white and majestic
set on a hill. It is surrounded by walls for battlements at the
entrance is a triple arched gate, called the Tripolia which was
built in 1725. Another monuments which has its own charm is the
Suraj Gokhada (the balcony of the sun) Here the Maharanas of Meware
came before the people during troubled times to restore confidence
in them. The blue and white ceramics of Chini Chitrashala are
- Fateh Sagar
hill on three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north. This lake
enthralls the visitors by the boat rides to Nehru Park an island
garden. This lake was built by Maharana Fateh Singh.
- Pichola Lake
The lake is surrounded by hill palaces,
temples, bathing ghats and embankments. This legendary lake had
enchanted Maharana Udai Singh.
This garden which means 'Garden of
Maidens' is a symbol of the fascinating lifestyle of the royal
ladies, who once strolled through these gardens. Housing a number of
fountains in the four pools, ornated with delicately carved kiosks
and elephants, this garden offers a mesmerizing view.
- Jagdish Temple
The prominently situated temple
dedicated to Lord vishnu and Lord Jagannath was built by Maharaja
Jagat Singh I in 1651 A.D. This splendid temple serves as a
The lakes surrounding
Udaipur regulates the climate which is pleasant than any other city in
Rajasthan. The summers are hot and winters are cold but the temperature
does not rise to extremes. The rainfall is less, around 61 cm annually.How
To Get There
Indian Airlines connects Udaipur with Jodhpur,
Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi.
Udaipur is directly linked by rail with Delhi,
Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittaurgarh, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad.
Udaipur is well connected by road with Agra (630
km), Ahmedabad (262 km), Ajmer (264 km), Jaipur (406 km).