Also known as:
The City of Lakes / Venice of East
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Udaipur City, formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East.
Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a
beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the
"Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the
"Kashmir of Rajasthan". The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land
around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the
Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur
city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and
experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets,
painters and writers. Udaipur's kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces,
lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the
flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their
reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing
sight.Udaipur was named Asia's 2nd Best City of 2007 and Travel &
Leisure magazine named Oberoi Udaivilas as the "World's best hotel"
for 2007. Udaipur is a favourite marriage destination. Many
celebrities were married in Udaipur.
Udaipur, was voted the world's best city for travellers in 2009 in an
online poll by Travel + Leisure magazine, trumping last year's winner
Bangkok. Travel + Leisure will honour winners on July 21 in New York.
Sagar & Nehru Park
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.
Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour)
Udaipur is a city of lakes
and gardens, big and small. The Sahelion - ki - Bari is a fine
specimen. On the eve of his departure from Mewar, Col.Tod had shifted
to it so as to have some needed solitude. Much later, a thoughtful had
located a library in it !
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, chiselled kiosks and marble
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal
The interesting collection
exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses,
ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk
deities and paintings.
The ancient capital of
Sisodias, 3 km from Udaipur, Ahar boasts of a profusion of royal
cenotaphs of the rulers of Mewar. A rare collection of antiquities
including earthen pots, iron objects and other art items excavated in
the region are displayed in a small Govt.museum.
Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace)
A former Monsoon Palace
1100 ft. high above the surrounding and 3100 ft. from sea level was
built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. The palace looks its best
during the rainy season. It offers a panoramic overview of the city's
lakes, palaces and surrounding country side.
The hillside is thickly wooded and the former rulers maintained this
as a royal shooting preserve.
In the middle of lake
Pichhola is the island palace Jag Mandir where prince Khuman Singh
Later known as emperor Shahjahan who built world fame Taj Mahal,
sought refuse from his father emperor Jahangir. This three story
building was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1652 A.D.
In the mutiney of 1857 A.D., the Indian regiments stationed at Neemach
(M.P.) rebelled. English officers and women with their children had
taken refuge in a village named Dungla, Maharana Swaroop Singh had
then brought to Udaipur in safety and then kept them in comfort on the
island of Jag Mandir untill order was restored.
West Zone Cultural Centre
in Udaipur, Rajasthan has set up an artisan's village called -
Shilpgram, 3 Kms west of Udaipur. It is a living ethnographic museum
depecting life style, traditions, customs and folk arts of the rural
and tribal people of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa,
Daman, etc. There are several huts constructed in the traditional
architectural style using mud and local building material to reflect
the geographical and ethnic diversity of the different states of west
zone of India.
The rural artisans and folk artists reside here and perform in the
natural surroundings in a village environment. Every year, more than a
lakh visitors visit this village which is spread out in an area of 55
acres, surrounded by Aravali mountains. The Shilpgram Utsav organised
every year from 23rd December to January 1st, attracts massive crowd
creating a scene of rural market fair and festival with live
performance of folk artist from different parts of the country. The
Terracotta Museum, the museum of masks, folk and musical instruments
are of particular attraction.
Shri Nathdwara (a pathway
to Lord Shri Krishna) lies 48 km from Udaipur and literally means the
gateway to the Lord. Devotees throng the shrine in large numbers
during occasions of "Janmashtmi", the day of the Lord's birth, and
other festivals like Holi. It is famous for its 'pichwai' paintings,
with Shri Krishna in the centre and is recognized for profuse use of
A village that is home to
one of the most important Jain temples. 1400+ marble
pillars support the temple. Opposite the Jain temple is the much older
Sun Temple. Located in Rajsamand District, 110 km north of Udaipur.
A mountain pass in
Rajsamand District that hosted the battle between Rana Pratap Singh of
Mewar and the Mughal emperor Akbar. Now a memorial site.
A 15th-century fortress,
built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, with 36 kilometres of walls. Over 360
temples are within the fort. It also has a wildlife sanctuary. Located
in Rajsamand District, 64 km from Udaipur. The vista from the top of
the palace typically extends tens of kilometers into the Aravalli
Eklingji is a temple
complexes situated nearly 22 km in the north of Udaipur. It was built
in 734 A.D. and consists of 108 temples chiseled out of sandstone and
marbles; it is devoted to the royal family of Mewar.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the most rugged
of the Aravali in Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan.
It takes its name after the historic fort of Kumbhalgarh, which comes
into view over the Park. It is 578 km² in area and at an altitude of
500 to 1,300 metres. It is home to a very large variety of wildlife,
some of which are highly endangered species. The wildlife includes
wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, smabhar, nilgai,
chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara, and hare.
Kankroli and Rajsamand Lake
Dwarakadish Temple, Nau
Choukiya, JK Tyre factory
second biggest man-made
lake in the Asia.Very picturesque and beautiful lake has many habitate
Literally meaning a "Craftsmen's Village" is a living ethnographic
museum depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art & culture
between various Indian states, but the exquisite terracotta work
mainly in dark red and dark brown sand material along with the wooden
carvings are the forte of this ethnic village .
The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It
coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique
charm about it. The women folk gather to dress the images of Isar and
Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through
different parts of the city.
from major cities
How to reach there
Maharana Pratap Airport well connected
with Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur & Mumbai many major cities of India.
Udipur Railway Station is well connected with
Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur & many more major cities
Well connected with all nearby states
Jaiwana Rooftop Restaurant,
A Royal Delight :
Restaurant At City Palace, Udaipur
Aravalli : Memory of
Hotels in Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace [ph]
Shiv Niwas Palace [ph]
Udaivilas Resort [hh]
Hotel Shikarbadi [hh]
Hotel Udai Kothi [hh]
Hotel Jagat Niwas Palace [hh]
Hotel Fatehgarh (hh)
Hotel Shilpi Resort
Hotel Ram Pratap Palace
Hotel Mahendra Prakash
hh - heritage hotel ;
ph - palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs -