Udaipur City is one of the captivating cities known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’. It has the administrative head quarters of Udaipur District in the state of Rajasthan, India. The city is placed on the banks of the calm Pichola Lake, established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. Its natural beauty, enchanting location and picturesque surroundings can easily capture the heart breath of the visitors.
The city has a perfectly backdrop of lush green picturesque natural beauty that is placed in the midst of Aravalli Mountain Ranges. It is a lake city interconnecting three lakes named as Pinchola Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake and Fateh Sagar Lake. Hgere, one of the most eye-catching things is spectacular view of the reddish sun setting beneath the mountain that ranges in the backdrop of the lakes.
The city had eleven entrances in its glorious past, out of which five are still remaining. Suraj (Sun) Pol, the main entrance is very attractive with amazing structures and carvings on the structures. Udaipur is marked with beautiful buildings, temples and palaces with marvelous architectural styles. The beauty of exquisite Rajasthan Marbles adorning the erstwhile Royal palaces is worth mentioning.
Like some other beautiful cities in India, Udaipur city is one of the most romantic cities and become a favorite place of tourists from all corner of the world. Moreover, it is blessed with many beautiful attractions such as glossiness, shines like a jewel in which one can get unforgettable experience for any traveler. Besides it, the city provides a array of shopping local craft works, textiles and paintings.
Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace), City Palace are the most attractive destinations in this city.
The Lake city of India, Udaipur is one of the most royal histories backdrops. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh who came upon a recluse at the Pichola Lake. The king was blessed asked to build a palace on the very spot, as the place was well protected by the Aravalli Hills. The king did so move his kingdom to Udaipur after the Mughal attack at Chittor.
The city was recognized and named as Udaipur in the year 1557 A.D. After the failure of the Mughal Empire, there were several small clans like the later Maharanas and Sisodias who ruled the city. They grabbed all the parts of the city except the Chittorgarh Fort in the year 1616, returned the Fort to the ruling Rajput kings. It was then it was announced a princely state and held the same title till 1947, when India gained independence.
Travel within city
Udaipur is the most charming and famous city that are found in the state of Rajasthan. Tourists gather in the town in order to catch a glimpse of the famous attractions in Udaipur including the city palace, the vast Udaipur Lake and the Jagdish Temple. There are various modes of transport available including taxis, Tongas, auto rickshaws and city buses.
In this city, auto rickshaws are very popular because of its great service and inexpensive rates as well. These are fast and easy mode of travel that can be preferred during night time. There are no special night fares.
Taxis are the best option to visit at many destinations in this city. One is availed these from the railway station and the main bus depot at minimum cost.
Tongas or horse carts are also be available at low rates around Rs 5 to 15.