About Udaipur

Udaipur- The City of Lake



Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, located to the southwest of Nagda, on the Banas River, the first capital of the Mewar kingdom.

Climate

Udaipur's autumn / winter climate is the most appealing time to pay her a visit. Tourists arrive in Numbers, anytime between mid-September to late March or early April. Even in January, the coldest Month, the days are bright, sunny and warm. Mornings, evenings and nights are cold. The rainy season from June end to early September is truly beautiful because of lush green hills which surround the City.

Tourist Spots

City Palace - Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559.

Lake Palace - The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746. It is made of marble and is situated on Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola.

Jag Mandir - Jag Mandir is another island in Lake Pichola which is known for its garden courtyard.

Monsoon Palace - Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjan Garh Palace The summer resort of the Maharajas is atop the hill overlooking all of the lakes.

Jagdish Temple - The Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake - Fateh Sagar Lake is situated in the north of Lake Picholas. It was originally built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD.

Lake Pichola - Lake Pichola is a lake that has two islands, Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. This lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide, originally built by Maharana Udai Singh II.

Saheliyon-ki-Bari - Sahelion ki Bari was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry.

Shilpgram - A crafts village located northwest of Udaipur, Shilpgram hosts an annual crafts fair which is one of the biggest in India.

Tourist Spots Tourist Sports Near Udaipur

Nathdwara - Shri Nathdwara (a pathway to Lord Shri Krishna) lies 48 km from Udaipur and literally means the gateway to the Lord.

Ranakpur - A village that is home to one of the most important Jain temples.1400+ marble pillars support the Temple.

Chittorgarh - About 140 km from Udaipur, Chittorgarh was the capital of Mewar from 734 AD to 1559. Famous for Fort.

Haldighati - A mountain passes in Rajsamand District that hosted the battle between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and the Mughal emperor Akbar. Now a memorial site.

Kumbhalgarh - A 15th-century fortress, built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, with 36 kilometers of walls. Over 360 temples are within the fort.

Mount Abu - A popular tourist hill station.

Eklingji - Eklingji is a temple complexes situated nearly 22 km in the north of Udaipur. It was built in 734 A.D. and consists of 108 temples chiseled out of sandstone and marbles;

Jaisamand Lake - Second biggest man-made lake in the Asia.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary -  is located in the most rugged of the Aravali in Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. The wildlife includes Wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chaisingh (the four horned Antelope), Chinkara, and hare.