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Founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh is an important West Indian city called Udaipur. Udaipur is located at a distance of 673km from Delhi. Located in the southern region of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a very famous tourist destination reckoned for its history, culture, picturesque location, and Rajput-Era monuments. Although a part Rajasthan province Udaipur has enclosed by serene lakes which are the main source of drinkable water.
In 18th century Udaipur was tagged as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Colonel James Tod. The city of romance Udaipur has lots to offer to its visitors. There are many tourist interest points in Udaipur which still holds the remnants of regal Rajput era.
Built in 16th century is one of the most iconic landmarks the City Palace of Udaipur. Housing the World’s First Silver Museum City Palace of Udaipur is one of the finest site museums. Along with being a grandiose museum showcasing the intricate designs and priceless photograph of Royal Family, Udaipur’s City Palace has two authentic hotels. The hotel of City Palace is known for its regal and hearty service.
Situated in the periphery of Lake Pichola is another grandiose palace called Bagore Ke Haveli. It was built in 18th century under the commandment of Amarchand Badwa the Prime Minister of Mewar. Later the magnificent haveli was turned into a museum which preserve and showcases the Mewar’s aristocratic culture. Visitors can adorn the interiors of the Haveli which are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. Bagore Ke Haveli is the perfect place to explore the ancient architecture and life style of the royal family while visiting Udaipur.
Udaipur has many serene artificial lakes like Pichola and Fateh Sagar which adds more charm to this City of Romance. Fateh Sagar Lake is the second largest manmade lake of Udaipur. It is located in the north of Lake Pichola. The lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. Fateh Sagar Lake is decked by the three small quaint islands and daunting Moti Magri hill. Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the places where visitor can avail boating facility.
Built in 13th century during the reign of Maharana Lakha by a gypsy tribesman called Banjara is another famous artificial lake of Udaipur named Pichola. It is reckoned as one of the most picturesque lake. With the backdrop view of lush green hill and grandiose palace, Lake Pichola has captivated the mind of many travelers since ancient era. The iconic City Palace of Udaipur is located in the north-east corner of Lake Pichola.
Ambrai Ghat is one of the most romantic spot to enjoy the beauty of Udaipur. Situated along the bank of Lake Pichola it is a vantage point to relish the beauty of City Palace. The Ambrai Ghat is most popular amidst the young couples visiting Udaipur.
Located in the heart of Udaipur is a famous Hindu Temple called Jagdish. Completed in 1651. Jagdish Temple was built using Indo-Aryan style. It is the largest temple of Udaipur and has three storeys. Adorned with intricate craving the inner sanctum of Jagdish Temple has an idol of the deity of Lord Jagannath made out of black slab. There are four other small sanctums dedicated Lord Ganesha, Surya, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva encircling the main sanctum of Jagdish Temple. Tourists and devotes from far and wide travel towards Udaipur to offer their praying in Jagdish Temple.
Enclosed by the Avaralli Hill at a distance of 3km from Udaipur is hub of art and culture called Shilpgram. The Shilpgram of Udaipur is an ethnographic museum that depicts the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the region. Shilpgram beautifully displays the local art and culture of Rajasthan. Visitors can buy beautiful handicrafts, hand-woven clothes, mirror work, and embroidery work items during their visit of Shilpgram.
Best time to visit Udaipur: Blessed with tropical weather, the best time to visit Udaipur are from September to December and February to March.