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The city is perfectly placed in the backdrop of lush green picturesque natural beauty in the midst of Aravalli Mountain Ranges. It is a lake city with three interconnected lakes, the Pichola Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake and Fateh Sagar Lake. The spectacular view of the reddish sun setting beneath the mountain ranges in the backdrop of the lakes is a sight to behold.
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.
Udaipur city, one of the most romantic cities in India, is a favorite place of tourists from all over the world. It has credited with many beautiful attractions in and around. The royal palaces reflecting in the clear blue Pichola Lake with all its illuminations and glossiness, shines like a jewel and the view is an eye feasting and unforgettable experience for any traveler. The city provides ample shopping facilities for local craft works, textiles and paintings. The city is also home to one of the most romantic hotels of the world, the Lake Palace Hotel.
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by Afia Ahmad on Jan 25, 2011
Palaces in Rajasthan are one of the prime attractions that draws tourists to this state. These palaces of Rajasthan are eloquent of the grandeur and royalty that once resided here. by Afia Ahmad on Jan 25, 2011
Shopping in one of the main attractions that draws tourist to Rajasthan. This article shares with the tourists some of the most important things to buy while holidaying in Rajasthan and also the best place to buy them from.
The city was established and named as Udaipur in the year 1557 A.D. The city was under the rule of the Sisodia Kings, who claimed to be the progeny of the Sun God. They are also known to be the oldest and the most powerful ruling family in the world.
After the downfall of the Mughal Empire, various small clans like the later Maharanas and Sisodias ruled the city. They captured all the parts of the city except the Chittorgarh Fort, which continued to be under the Mughal flag. King Jehangir, in the year 1616, returned the Fort to the ruling Rajput kings.
Udaipur continued to be the capital of Mewar until the throne fell into the hands of the British in 1818. It was then declared a princely state and held the same title till 1947, when India gained independence.
Travel within city
The auto rickshaws in the city of Udaipur do not run on meter, and the fares may depend on the distance covered. It is essential for you to fix up a prior rate beforehand while bargaining with the auto drivers, as this way you can make sure that you do not lose much money. Auto fares may range around Rs 15 to 40 for travelling to the major locations in the city. Auto rickshaws are a fast and easy mode of travel, and can be preferred during night time. There are no special night fares.
Tourist taxis can be availed from the railway station and the main bus depot, and fares will range around Rs 100 to 200 for a trip within the city.
The government bus service in the city is not too frequent, and this is why many tourists don’t opt for buses although the fares are cheap around Rs 3 to 8.
Tongas or horse carts will also be available for rates of around Rs 5 to 15.
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