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Udaipur - City of Lakes

Udaipur - City of Lakes

Udaipur – the Lake City, was found in 1559 AD by Maharana Udai Singh II. With numerous numbers of lakes, scenic locations, romantic backdrops, historic palaces, museums, Udaipur is a paradise for every type of traveler be it someone with interest in history, a lovebird or a leisure traveler.

With spectacular forts, Rajput-era palaces, scenic lakes, Udaipur attracts millions of tourists across the globe.

Udaipur is considered as the best romantic destination in the country & is termed as ‘Venice of the East’.

Distances from Udaipur

City Distance
Delhi 670 km
Agra 640 km
Ajmer 270 km
Jaipur 400 km
Jodhpur 260 km
Sawai Madhopur 400 km
Jaisalmer 550 km
Bikaner 500 km
Mount Abu 170 km
Bharatpur 600 km

How to Reach Udaipur

Udaipur is well connected to the major cities of India by Air, Train, and Road.

Air: - Maharana Pratap Airport connects Udaipur with major Indian cities like Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

Train: - There are two railway stations in Udaipur, which connects it with major cities like Alwar, Jaipur, Delhi, Ajmer, Khajuraho, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Agra, Gwalior, etc. Apart from this, famous luxurious tourist trains like Maharaja Express, Palace on Wheels, and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels have included Udaipur as a scheduled stop on their itinerary.

Road: - Udaipur lies on the midway between Delhi and Mumbai on National Highway, thus easily connected. Also, regular bus services within Rajasthan & nearby states are also available.

What to see

City Palace Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur is an architectural marvel situated on the banks of Lake Pichola. A beautiful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture - the palace comprises of 11 amazing palaces, which were built over a period of 400 years by various rulers. City Palace has several gates & 'Bara Pol' is the main gate to the complex. Part of the City Palace is now transformed into a museum & is open for public.

Lake Palace or Jag Niwas

Udaipur Lake Palace

One of the most romantic places on earth, Udaipur's Lake Palace is situated on the island of Jag Niwas in scenic Lake Pichola. Built-in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, the Palace was used as a summer resort for the royal family of Udaipur. Later the Palace is converted into a Luxury Hotel & is managed by Taj Group of Hotels.

Bagore Ki Haveli

Udaipur Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur is situated at Gangori Ghat near Lake Pichola. Prime Minister of Mewar, Amar Chand Bawa, constructed the Haveli in 18th Century. Comprising of more than 100 rooms, the interior of the Haveli is decorated with fine mirror work. The Haveli was in possession of Mewar state until 1947. After that, for close to 40 years, the condition of the Haveli deteriorated to a great extent. The Government eventually handed over the Haveli to the West Zone Cultural Centre in 1986 & it is converted into a museum showcasing Mewar's culture.

Saheliyon-Ki-Bari

Udaipur Saheliyon-Ki-Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari is a beautiful garden and a popular tourist place in Udaipur. Also known as Garden of the Maids, it was constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh as a gift for his queen & her maids. Located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, the Garden was designed by king itself & its superb architecture provides an amazing view to the peoples who visit the garden to escape from the chaos of the city.

Lake Pichola

Udaipur Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola, an artificial water lake was created in the year 1362 AD & is named after nearby Picholi village. The lake was primarily made to meet the drinking water and irrigation requirement of the city & its neighborhood. Over centuries, several palaces & islands have been developed around the lake. Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir & Arsi Vilas are four islands on the lake. Maharaja Udai Singh, amazed by the charm of the lake, founded the city of Udaipur with a perfect backdrop of Aravalli hills.

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