"Resting at the base of the beautiful Airavali range, it won’t be wrong if we call Udaipur AKA ‘The City of lakes’,a fairy land from the past."
Founded in the mid-15th Century, by Maharana Udai Singh II, Udaipur is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the royal state of Rajasthan, it won’t be wrong if call Udaipur as one of the highly precious gems of India. Home to some of the massive forts & palaces, this city was once the capital of one of themost powerful kingdomsof history, ‘Mewar’.
Travel Fact: In the year 2017, Udaipur was ranked number 3 among the 15 best cities to visit in the world.
Places to visit in & near Udaipur
When said Udaipur the very first point that comes into any of the visitor’s mind is its lakes. Spread across an area of just 37 Sq. Km. Udaipur is home to 5 of the most beautiful lakes in India, ‘Lake Pichola’,‘Lake Udai Sagar’,‘Fateh Sagar Lake’, ’Jaisamand lake’ and ‘Rajsamand Lake’, each having a very different and equally unique history associated with them. These lakes probablyare one of the biggest reasons that make Udaipur unique from any other city of the world and also raises the bar of beauty of the city to a completely different level.Just because of the beautiful experience the city has to offerUdaipur has been designated with names like ‘Venice of the East’, ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ and many more. So, if you are searching for a romantic place to visit with your loved one, you now know the exact spot, at least in India.
City Palace - Seated at the eastern banks of Pichola lake, City Palace is one of themost visited spots of Udaipur, and the reason to understand this is not at all a rocket science. The City Palaceis one of the oldest and the most majestic palaces of India, it was built over a period of 400 years, the construction started when MaharnaUdai Singh II shifted his capital from Chittor to this beautiful city of Udaipur in the mid-15th Century. This palace actsas one of the best windows to have a sneak peekinto lifestyle of the royal families then. From construction history to the architecture, this palace has its own unique place in the history of India.
Fun Fact - The city palace is built completely by using marbles and granites.
Lake Palace - Built in the 17th Century under the supervision of Maharna Jagat Singh II, located at the centre of the beautiful Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is an architectural beauty praised by some of the biggest individuals from across the world. Initially the royal families used to conduct some of the very important meetings in this beautiful piece of architecture, now serves as one of the most positive reviewed luxury hotels of the world.
Palace on Jag mandir Island - Built by Maharna Karan Singh II, in the 16th Century, it won’t be wrong if we say Jag Mandir is one of the most beautiful and romantic spot ever made in the history of Rajasthan in Rajput reign. Now converted into luxury hotel Jag Mandir never fails to make the visitors fall in love with its beauty especially during the night time when the lights of the palace are completely lit and it shines like a precious gem in the middle of the beautiful Pichola lake.
Sajjan Garh AKA The monsoon palace - Resting at the top of a hill, Sajjan Garh is not less than any of the palaces coming straight from the fairy tales that we once read in our school books. Sajjan Garh is surrounded by Sajjan Garh Wildlife sanctuary which is home to few of the exotic animals, which makes this palace unique and a thrill to visit at the same time.
AharCenotaphs - Ahar cenotaphs is one if the biggest examples which clearly states that the Maharana’s at that time had a strong belief that not only the life but also the death of few of the members of royal families should be remembered for ages. Situated at around 3kms from Udaipur, the old city ofAhar is home to around 372 cenotaphs which makes it look like a beautiful city of domes.
Shopping Spots - Udaipur is known to be home to few of the best handicraft markets on India. Markets like ‘Hathi Pol Bazar’, ‘Bada Bazar’, ‘Chetak Circle’ etc. witness thousands of handicraft lovers from India and abroad on a daily basis. So, let it be history, views, aura or shopping you now know the exact reason why should be pacing your bags and look out for the best Udaipur packages today!
Best Time to Visit Udaipur
The best time to visit Udaipur is during winters in India i.e. from mid-September to March.
How to Reach Udaipur
By Air - Udaipur has its own airportAKA Maharana Pratap Airport and is well connected to Mumbai, New Delhiand Jaipur.
By Road - Udaipuris well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc. a lot of buses arrive here and depart on a daily basis from these cities,making it an easy destination to reach.
By Rail - Udaipur has its own station, Udaipur City Railway Station, which is well connected to the major cities of the country like New Delhi, Mumbai etc.