Udaipur Overview

"The city of lakes for a royal revival"

Udaipur Overview

Udaipur is a beautiful place, which is also known as 'City of Lakes' and is famous for its magnificent forts, temples, beautiful lakes, palaces, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries. Maharana Uday Singh II established this city in the year 1559. There are many castles and forts which are as symbols of Rajputa glory. City Palace is a magnificent monument which was built by King Uday Mirza in the year 1559. There are 11 castles in the main palace complex. In addition to this, Lake Palace is another popular place, which is appreciated for its artistic excellence.

This castle now serves as a 5-star hotel which is famous for its beautifully decorated rooms with pink mirrors, pink stones, and lotus leaves. Sajjangarh Palace is another magnificent structure situated at an altitude of 944 meters above sea level, also known as 'Monsoon Palace'.

There is a lot to see in Udaipur

If there is time, travelers can visit different museums and galleries, where various important things of the past era are kept. City Palace Museum shows items related to royal families. Apart from this, you can also go to Crystal Gallery, which is a part of the Fateh Prakash Palace, here is a magnificent collection of Osler Crystal.

Best Time To Visit Udaipur

Udaipur in Summer (March-June)

The summer season starts in the month of March, which lasts till June. During this time, the weather becomes quite hot and uncomfortable. The maximum and minimum temperature of the place is 45 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius respectively.

Udaipur in Monsoon (July-Sep)

Udaipur has rains between July and September of the month. Rainfall is very low, so that the weather become quite damp and unpleasant.

Udaipur in Winter (Dec-Feb)

The winter season in Udaipur starts in the month of December and remains till February. This ideal time is considered ideal time for this beautiful destination because the weather is very pleasant during this season. Maximum and minimum temperatures of the area are recorded at 28 C and 3 C respectively.

How To Reach Udaipur

1). By Flight

Udaipur Airport, which is known as Maharana Pratap Airport and Dabok Airport, is 22 km away from the main city. It is well connected to major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Kolkata. Flights to Delhi and Mumbai are available at regular intervals from Udaipur Airport. Travelers can reach the city center with rental cab or taxis from the airport. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest international airport for Udaipur

2). By Road

Being a major city of Rajasthan, Udaipur is well connected by buses to other places. Rajasthan roadways buses are often available between Udaipur and other major places of Rajasthan. Passengers can choose AC and Volvo buses according to their budget. These buses are easily available from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

3). By Train

Udaipur railway station is on the Broad Gauge railway line and is well connected to the major destinations of India, including Delhi, Jaipur and Jaisalmer. The railway station is located approximately 2 km from the city center.

Top Places in Udaipur

1). Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Fateh Prakash Palace is located near Lake Pichola and has been transformed into a heritage hotel. It was named after the king of Mewar, Maharana Fateh Singh.

2) Pichola Lake, Udaipur

A dam was constructed to meet Udaipur's drinking and irrigation needs, in which the lake was built. Maharana Udai Singh was greatly influenced by the lake environment, so he decided to build Udaipur city on the banks of this lake. The lake is spread over 696 hectares, and its maximum depth is 8.5 meters. In these years, the area around the lake was developed and the construction of temples, palaces and houses was started.

There are four islands on Lake Pichola, Jag habitat is Lake Palace, Jag Mandir is the palace of this name, Mohan Mandir from which the annual Gangaur festival can be seen and RC Vilas, who has a depot of a ammunition along with a Served as the small castle. Birds like clustered ducks, codices, eagerts, torns, cormorants and kingfishers gather on a variety of RC villas.

3). City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace is the most beautiful of palatial buildings in Udaipur. It is built on top of a hill and provides an air view of the whole city. The palace has many dome, courtyard, corridors, rooms, pavilions, towers, and hanging gardens, which enhance its beauty.There are many doors in this palace. Large pole or great gate is the main entrance to the castle. There is also a three-dimensional gate, this is called Tripoliya. There is an area near this gate where elephants fight. Between these two gates, there are eight pylons or marble arches. The kings were weighed here with silver and gold, which was later distributed to the poor.

4). Fateh sagar Lake, Udaipur

Fateh Sagar is a beautiful pear-shaped artificial lake which was developed by Maharana Fateh Singh in the year 1678. It is one of four lakes in Udaipur, and it is considered as the pride of the city. Due to its beautiful blue water, and green surroundings, the place is known as 'Second Kashmir'. Here are three small islands located in the middle of the lake.

5). Jag Mandir, Udaipur

In popular terms, the Jag Mandir is situated on Lake Garden Palace, one of the four islands of Pichola Lake. Three Sisodia Rajput kings of the Mewar Dynasty built the palace. Gul Mahal was built for Mughal Prince Khurram in the Jag Mandir. At the top of the palace is a dome with Islamic crescent. Inside the building, there are hall, reception area, courts, and residential premises. The Palace of Kunwar Pada or Yuvraj Palace is situated in the west of Jag Mandir. The pavilion is decorated with a stone of magnificent elephant structure. There is also a flower garden in the palace. The travelers can see bougainvillea, jasmine, moss rose, frangipani and palm trees in the garden.

6). Sahelion Ki Bari, Udaipur

The main attractions of the park are fountains, which have been imported from England. All fountains are made out of water from the beak of birds. Around the fountain is the way of black stone. There is a small museum in the garden where a large collection of shops of the royal family is displayed. In addition to the museum, there is a rose garden and lotus ponds. The park is open for visitors between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every morning.

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