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State: Rajasthan
District: Udaipur
Famous for/as: Heritage
Languages: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Best Season: Sept - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 45°C, Winter 3 to 32°C
Altitude: 600 m
Pincode: 3130xx
STD code: 0294
Udaipur City, one of the most beautiful cities and known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’, is the administrative head quarters of Udaipur District in the state of Rajasthan, India. The city on the banks of the calm Pichola lake , established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, is nick named as ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ or ‘Venice of the East’, owing to its natural beauty, enchanting location and picturesque surroundings.

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 planning to book tour package in India. 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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Sterling Fantasy - Palaces in Rajasthan

  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.

Shopping in Rajasthan - Thrill Personified

  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.

History


The Lake city of India, Udaipur, prides itself of having one of the most royal histories. Legends have it that the city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh who came upon a recluse at the Pichola Lake. The sage blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the very spot, as the place was well protected by the Aravalli Hills. The king did so and moved his kingdom to Udaipur after the Mughal attack at Chittor.

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


Udaipur is a very picturesque and famous city in the state of Rajasthan. Tourists flock to the town in order to catch a glimpse of the famous structures present in Udaipur, including the City palace, the vast Udaipur Lake and the Jagdish Temple. All these places can be easily reached through one of the various modes of transport available – including taxis, Tongas, auto rickshaws and city buses.

Auto Rickshaw


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.

Taxi


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.

Bus


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.

Tonga


Tongas or horse carts will also be available for rates of around Rs 5 to 15.

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You can find 115 hotels in Udaipur under following categories:
Comments (2) Reviews (15)
udaipur is a beautiful city so ............there is need to kept it clean ................
Posted by sani 5 year, 2 months ago
udaipur is nice place in rajasthan

Posted by ayush 5 year, 4 months ago

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