Jaipur

Udaipur City Guide

Best Places to see in Udaipur Rajasthan

 

  1. Lake Pichola
  2. Lake Fathesagar
  3. City Palace
  4. Udaipur zoo
  5. Bagoor Ki Hawali
  6. Monsoon Palace
  7. Shri eklingji Prabhu Temple
  8. Jantar MantarMewar Festival
  9. Regal Wedding Venues
  10. Arts and Crafts fair in Shilpagram
Udaipur


 

 

 

Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Known as the City of Lakes
STD Code: 0294
Best Season: October To April
Language: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur: 405 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 663 Km

 

 

CLIMATE
Pleasant winters and scanty rainfall characterizes the climate of Udaipur. Though temperature rises to 40ºC in summers, but mostly it is tolerable and is around 30's.

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 city.

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 station.

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


Rajasthan-Mewar-Festival

 

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 Fair

 

Baneshwar Fair Udaipur

 

 

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.

 


SHOPPING ATTRACTIONS

 

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.

 

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Forts & Palaces

City Palace

 

City Palace Udaipur

 

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

 

Lake Palace Udaipur


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.

 

 

 


Jag Mandir

 

Jag Mandir Udaipur

 

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.

Lakes

Lake Pichola

 

Lake Pichola Udaipur

 

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 sun.

 

 


Lake Fateh Sagar

 

 

Lake Fateh Sagar UdaipurFateh 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Gardens

Sahelion Ki Bari

 

Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museums

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

 

lok-kala Udaipur

 

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

 

Maharana Pratap Memorial udaipur

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

CITIES

 

 

Ranakpur

 

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.

Haldighati

 

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.

 



Temples

Eklingji

 

Maharana Pratap Memorial udaipur


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.

 

 

 

 

 



Nathdwara

 

nathdwara-temple udaipur

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Forts

Kumbhal Garh Fort

 

Udaipur-KumbhalgarhFort


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.

 

 


Lakes

Jaisamand lake

 

Jaisamand-Lake-Udaipur48 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rajsamand lake

Rajsamand lake

 

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.

 

 

 


 


OTHERS

Shilpgram

 

 

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.