city of dawn, Jewel of Mewar are the various names used for the city of
Udaipur and many more such names can be devised to describe the breathtaking
beauty of Udaipur. The various gifts of nature viz mountains, lakes, gardens
and many heritage buildings are placed in such a way that it gives the appearance of a fairy-setting. It
seems that painter of destiny was more generous when he painted Udaipur. An
interesting story unfolds the origin of city. Dig into some interesting legends as you travel to Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is said that Maharana Uday Singh founded the city in 1559 acting upon the advice of a hermit whom he
had met on a hill overlooking Lake Pichola. Considered to be one of the most romantic cities in India, travelling to Udaipur can be a great option to enjoy time with family and friends.
Founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559, the City Palace of Udaipur presents
a fine blend of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The palace
remains flanked octagonal towers topped by cupolas. The building quite aptly represents the rich heritage of the city.
The Sajjan Garh Palace in Udaipur stands at a distance of 5 km from the
city at a height of 3100 feet above sea level. If you are visiting the
palace, a boat trip is very much recommended for a wonderful view of the
Also known as the Sajjan Niwas Garden, the Gulab Bagh in Udaipur spreads
over an area of 100 acres. Apart from floral attractions in the park, travellers
can also visit a zoo and a museum. Which is more, there is a public library
attached to the garden as well.
One of the most visited tour attractions, the Fateh Sagar Lake is located to the north of the Lake Pichola. Built by
Maharana Jai Singh in 1678, the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur remains
surrounded by hills on three sides and by the Pratap Memorial on the fourth
very famous Lake Pichola in Udaipur is a must see for every traveller
visiting Rajasthan. To enjoy the maximum of Lake Pichola with a royal touch,
you can choose to stay at the Lake Palace where you will be welcomed by the
Rajput lords themselves.
Covering a distance of 150 m from the City Palace complex takes you to the
famous Jagdish Temple in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The temple has been built in
three stories and features wonderfully carved pillars, carved ceilings,
frescoed walls and plush halls.
Other Tourist Attractions in Udaipur
One can go for a boat ride on lake Pichola. One can also watch puppet shows
and folk dances in Udaipur, a great opportunity to soak up the cultural heritage of the city. One can also look for Rajput - Moghul style paintings. These are available in the shops on Lake Palace Road, next to the
Rang Niwas Palace (Heritage Hotel), and also around the Jagdish Temple. There are many more attractions awaiting you while you travel to Udaipur.
Udaipur Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
Udaipur is well connected to all the major cities which include Delhi,
Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Jaipur. Rajasthan Roadways runs very comfortable
deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad to Udaipur.
The roads are very good, and it takes around 8-9 hr. from Jaipur. You can
also come by taxi from Jaipur and Ahmedabad. There are daily trains from
Delhi, Jaipur.The best train between Delhi and Udaipur is the daily Chetak
Tourist Preferred Hotels in Udaipur
There are numerous deluxe hotels in Udaipur for travellers to stay at. Most
of these hotels in Udaipur are known for providing picturesque views of Lake
Pichola. Heritage hotels in Udaipur are much popular with tourists from all
across the globe. Some of most preferred accommodation options in Udaipur
are as follows.
» The Oberoi Udaivilas Palace
» Taj Lake Palace
» Hotel Trident Hilton
» Fateh Prakash Palace
» Jagat Niwas Palace
» The Grand Laxmi Vilas Palace
» Hotel Paras Mahal