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Udaipur Travel Guide


  • Pichola Lake in Udaipur
Udaipur At a Glance
  • Population:3,067,549
  • Area :13,883
  • Geo Location:Northwest
  • Average Climate:3°C - 32°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - March
  • STD Code:0294

Introduction

Located in the southernmost region of Rajasthan, Udaipur has been the real essence of India’s heritage.  Famed as the City of Lakes, Udaipur has redefined the usual definitions of a heritage city.  So much so, that the city is crowned as one of the most romantic spots across the globe. The city has so much to brag about, starting from the iconic Rajput-era palaces, the vintage hotels to the shimmering waters of its beautiful lakes.

Often termed as ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is a hot spot for tourists from all around the globe.

The history of Udaipur roots back to the time of the 16th century, when it was a fertile valley along the Banas river. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II and was the first capital of Mewar kingdom.

The beautiful city of Udaipur is all about palaces and lakes. Settled on the banks of Lake Pichola is a series of royal Palaces.  The most prominent among them is the Vintage City Palace. This Palace has been the real deal for foreigners travelling in the region. Right from the balcony of the City Palace, one can have a panoramic view of Jag Niwas, which is a premium world renowned heritage hotel. From the entrance, the City Palace leads to a series of courtyards, terraces, corridors and garden. The Mor Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas are quite noteworthy in the Palace premises.

Other attractions of Udaipur include the very famous Jag Mandir. This Palace is built on an island on Lake Pichola. With the construction credited to the three Maharanas of Sisodia Rajputs, the Jag Mandir comprises an impressive series of structures. These structures are named as Gul Mahal, Bara Patharon ka Mahal and the Zenana Mahal.