Udaipur City Guide
Best Places to see in Udaipur Rajasthan
- Lake Pichola
- Lake Fathesagar
- City Palace
- Udaipur zoo
- Bagoor Ki Hawali
- Monsoon Palace
- Shri eklingji Prabhu Temple
- Jantar MantarMewar Festival
- Regal Wedding Venues
- Arts and Crafts fair in Shilpagram
Known as the City of Lakes
October To April
Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur:
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Pleasant winters and scanty rainfall characterizes the climate of Udaipur.
Though temperature rises to 40ºC in summers, but mostly it is tolerable and is
HOW TO REACH
By Air: Udaipur has a good network of air services linking it to from New
Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and Mumbai. Nearest airport is
Dabok Airport, which is 21 km from the city centre.
By Train: It is well connected to and from all the major cities of India
such as Chittrogarh, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi by trains. Palace On Wheels is a
major attraction of course. The railway station is 4 km from the heart of the
By Road: The roads are smooth and link Udaipur to various major cities of
India such as Delhi, Jaipur, Chittrogarh, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Indore, Kota, Mount
Abu and Mumbai. Thus, there are bus services to and from Gujarat, Delhi and
major cities of Rajasthan that end at the bus terminal, 2 km from the railway
WHERE TO EAT
There are many restaurants in Udaipur, where you can find the spicy delights of
Rajasthan with almost any savory dish, and China mainland. There is Lake Palace,
the royal kitchen, with an ideal environment suitable for the splendor of the
bygone era. The Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, Gallery Restaurant at Fateh Prakash
Palace Hotel and Amet-ke-Haveli other popular places that serve exotic dishes,
elegant surroundings and picturesque landscape.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Mewar Festival coincides with the Gangaur festival in Chaitra (according to
Hindu calendar), which normally falls in March or April. It is mainly held to
welcome the "spring", the season of flowers. Since it coincides with the Gangaur
festival, people dressed in colorful clothes sign a procession of images of Isar
and Gangaur and Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. Idols then sent to sea in an hour
in both special and there is great joy and song. Then comes the time for
cultural events where people can see the culture of Rajasthan through songs,
dances and other programs that are organized. At the end of the festival, is a
stunning display of fireworks.
Baneshwar show runs from Magh Shukla Ekadashi (11th day of lunar month) of Magh
Shukla Purnima (full moon), according to the Hindu calendar, which is five days
in February or March in a small delta formed by rivers Som and Gold in Dungarpur
, which is just 13 km from Udaipur. Mainly tribal Bhils only, Baneshwar fair
features Ras-lila (local theater) that takes place at night in the temple of
Lakshmi Narain, and traditional folk songs that the Bhils are sharp and singing
while sitting around a fire at night.
Fine arts and crafts and many shops flood the markets of Udaipur. Tourists love
buying hand-painted fabrics, silver jewelry, traditional toys and colorful tie
dye and batik sarees and clothes, turbans, miniature paintings done in the style
of Rajput and "Pichwais, curtains and brightly colored subjects. You can buy
beautiful images of gods and goddesses of metal that are made in the nearby town
of Molalla. The most popular shopping spots are a group of seats on the way to
Lake Palace, near position Niwas Palace Hotel and the Jagdish Temple. Hathipole,
Torre Clock, Chetak Circle Bapu Bazar and other favorite shops to go.
WHAT TO WEAR
The clothes are most appropriate to wear in Jodhpur includes loose cotton
clothes in summer and heavy woolen clothes to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat
or scarf as a hat and drink plenty of water to avoid heat stroke. It would be
advisable to wear comfortable shoes you have to walk a lot here on a visit.
Sunscreens should not be forgotten to save you from sunburn, you can get
ørkensol scorching heat in summer.
Forts & Palaces
Built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the magnificent City Palace is a marvel in marble,
situated on Lake Pichola Bani. Situated majestically on a hill, which is flooded
with balconies, towers and domes alonf with beautiful lake views and the city
that can hold from the upper terraces. Surrounded by walls, the door has three
arches on the entry called Tripoli, which was built in 1725. A perfect fusion of
European architecture and medieval China, the palace has a number of impressive
buildings, gardens and fountains, well planned.
Lake Palace is located in Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola. It
used to be a pleasure palace royal family is summer and has now transformed into
a heritage hotel. themes of dream location, the romance, the story in a
professional manner, and delicate interiors with ethnic textiles and handicrafts
all is simply excellent.
The first island in the Pichola Lake Palace, built by Maharana Karan Singhji in
1622 AD Jagmandir, and was intended to be a pleasure palace of glittering
parties and functions. He has acted as a refuge for the Mughal emperor Shah
Jahan when he was a prince against the wrath of his father's family dispute the
seventeenth century. Jagmandir According to legend, was the inspiration behind
the famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj deceased.
Maharana Udai Singh II, beautiful Lake Pichola distension as a defensive
measure, when he founded Udaipur. Nestled among hills, gardens, havelis, ghats
and temples, the picturesque Lake Pichola is the spotlight of Udaipur. Lake
Palace sports two islands - Jagniwas (known as Lake Palace) and Jagmandir.
Visitors can enjoy boat trips can be very pleasant in the context of the setting
Lake Fateh Sagar
Sagar Lake is an artificial lake built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 north of
Lake Pichola. It is surrounded by hills and woods. There is a channel connecting
the two lakes by Swaroop Sagar and Rang Sagar Lakes. Nehru Island on the lake is
as beautiful, as well as a small island with a solar observatory that seems to
rise from the lake.
Sahelion Ki Bari
The shores of the lake Fateh Sagar, a beautiful garden was built in 1948 girls
to be part of the dowry of a princess. wide lawns, bubbling fountains and
colorful gardens are characterized by narrow streets on foot. Garden features
four swimming pools, a dessert kiosks and fountains that sports an elephant
spouts lines. These gardens appear clear and pure taste.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
The museum has on his screen a wide range of folk art that has a rich collection
of costumes, trinkets, dolls, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and
beautiful paintings. Visitors can also request puppetry world renowned.
Maharana Pratap Memorial
Built on Modi Magri (Pearl Mount) near Fateh Sagar Lake, is a bronze equestrian
statue of Maharana Pratap gallant hero. Chetak The Horse Fair is legendary and
as famous as his rider for his bravery and courage. The ruins of one of the
highlights of the first Udaipur and a Japanese rock garden are attractive places
to visit nearby.
Known for its Jain temples carved built under the reign of Rana Kumbha, with 29
halls and 1,444 pillars (no two are alike), Ranakpur gets the spotlight because
of its location and exquisite architecture that can be compared only with
temples Dilwara to Mt Abu.
40 km from Udaipur, has Haldighati guaranteed his place in history forever. It
was at Haldighati in 1576 the Maharana Pratap had a tough battle with the Mughal
emperor Akbar. The large field was said to be covered in blood, and that is
where the Chetak, the legendary horse Maharana Pratap gave a fantastic display
of loyalty to his master chivalrous. "Chhatri" A delicate white marble is
dedicated both his hero and resolutely dedicated charger.
22 km from Udaipur, the high walls surrounding a temple of 108 temples, known as
Eklingji. Built in 1734, the temples are dedicated to the deity Real Eklinga ji.
Of sandstone and marble, 'mandap' or ornaments complex pillared hall, the canopy
of a large pyramidal roof composed of hundreds of nodes.
This temple is one of the most distinguished Vaishnava shrines of Lord
Krishna (popularly called Nathji here.) Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine
during the holidays. 48 kN Udaipur, foreigners are not allowed in the temple
premises and photography is prohibited.
Kumbhal Garh Fort
84 km from Udaipur, Maharana Kumbha built Kumbhalgarh Fort in the 15th century.
It is the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh Fort. Krone
Aravalli Hills, the fort is not easily accessible by the seven major ports that
guard the entrance. Only 6 km from Kumbalgarh Sanctuary boasts of this mighty
fortress, some great temples and Badal Mahal or Cloud Palace, which offers a
panoramic view of the city.
km from Udaipur, is an artificial lake built in the 17th century by Maharana Jai
Singh. Marble "chhatris" add elegance to the shores of this second largest lake
in Asia. There are buildings on both sides of the lake that was built for the
beloved King of Queens. Islands in the lake is still home Bhils (tribe).
A 66 km from Udaipur, is a magnificent dam built by Maharana Rai Singh in 1660.
This lake Royal offers a spectacular view of the sunset with beautiful scalloped
Toran (bows) and chhatris and the deletion of different flags. Catchy sculpture
and inscriptions in Sanskrit verses characterize the place.
Shilpgram (popular art means) is the perfect place to see various indigenous
crafts, arts and culture. The work is beautiful terracotta red and black sandy
material dark brown with wood carvings are a specialty of this ethnic euphoria.
Shilpgram has 26 cabins situated on 70 acres of natural landscape in the
foothills of Aravali.
Romantic and Honeymoon Trip
Romantic and divine,
Udaipur is much more than an oasis in the desert and its beautiful lakes,
exquisite palaces and architectural heritage and deserves the nickname "Venice
of the East." Lake Palace is located in Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake
Pichola is the best example of its delicate architecture and refined culture.
Shores of the lake is another beautiful building can boast - a magnificent
palace in the city. well-known handicrafts and miniature paintings, Shilpa Gram
festival is a favorite tourist destination in the city. Maharana Udai Singh II
founded Udaipur in 1568, when he was defeated in Chittorgarh and the Mughal
emperor Akbar. It is believed that a saint meditating on a hill near Lake
Pichola directed him to establish the capital, because it is surrounded by
Aravallis, forests and lakes, making it safer than Chittorgarh.