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  Udaipur Travel Guide

Udaipur Guide

Out of many sobriquets of Udaipur, the 'City of Lakes' and the 'City of Dawn' are the most famous appellations given to Udaipur. The city of Udaipur is ideally set amidst the lush green Aravalli hills and the three lakes. The mesmerizing lakes, palaces, temples and gardens make Udaipur one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in India. The glittering waters of Lake Pichola make the city of Udaipur most romantic city of India.

Udaipur is also called - Jewel of Mewar - as it was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for a consecutive duration of 1200 years. There are many tourist attractions in Udaipur that make your journey quite memorable in every sense.



Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

City Palace

The City Palace amidst the Lake Pichola is a collection of rooms, corridors, terraces, pavilions, hanging gardens and courtyards. The City Palace of Udaipur built in 1559 is a must-visit for the tourists arriving in Udaipur. The tourists can have a panoramic view of the "Jag Niwas" (Now the Lake palace hotel) and "Jag Mandir". The Mor-Chowk (Peacock courtyard) and the Chini Chitrashala are the most noteworthy features of City Palace with a series of wall paintings of Krishna.
The other palaces within the precincts of the City Palace include Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas. Today, the palace has an exclusive collection of antique articles, decorative furniture, paintings, and utensils.

Jagdish Temple

This Indo-Aryan Temple made by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD, is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur, with many intricately sculpted idols displaying the fine Indo-Aryan architecture. The temple of Jagannath Rai, now called Jagdishji, is a major monument and should be seen carefully. Completed in 1651, it encloses a double storied hall.

Sahelion Ki Bari

These beautiful gardens, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Gardens of the Maids of Honor), were laid out in the mid-18th century for a retinue of 48 young ladies-in-waiting who were sent to Udaipur as part of a princess’s dowry. The gardens have beautiful lawns, lotus pools, marble pavilions and marble elephant-shaped fountains. Once the site for royal picnics, the gardens are now a public park.

Lake Pichola

Hills, temples, palaces, bathing ghats and embankments, surround this picturesque lake built by Maharaja Udai Singh. The two breathtaking palaces - Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) - also stand amidst this lake.

Fateh Sagar Lake

Maharana Fateh Singh built this beautiful lake, surrounded by numerous hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north. The lake consists of Nehru Park in the center of the lake - a beautiful garden island with a café where you can also enjoy a boat ride.

Maharana Pratap Memorial

An impressive bronze statue of Maharana Pratap and his favorite and loyal horse, who was fiercely protective about his master and stood by him till his last breath, stands at the top of Moti Magri (Pearl Mount) overlooking Fateh Sagar.

Local people climb the hill to pay homage to Rana Pratap and his faithful charger 'Chetak', who was killed in the battle of Haldighati. There are the ruins of one of the first Udaipur's forts and there is also a charming Japanese rock garden not faraway .

 

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