Famous as one of the most romantic cities of the world, Udaipur lies in the heart of Rajasthan. It is situated in the Aravalli range of Rajasthan and attracts flocks of tourists from all over the world. This beautiful city has served as the capital city of princely state of Mewar. The city has many surreal lakes and therefore has earned itself the title of "City of lakes". Udaipur has many fantabulous forts and palaces that are mute testimony of marvelous Rajput architecture style. The city boasts of lush green gardens, beautiful fountains, 5 gorgeous lakes and various museums. All this is enough to explain why Udaipur is such a famous tourist hotspot. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels.
The beautiful city had been a capital of Mewar dynasty. There is a legend relating to the construction of this city. As per the legend, Maharaja Udai Singh, a successor of Sisodia clan went for hunting in Aravalli hills, where he met a saint. The saint blessed the king and told him to make a palace on that very spot. He further said 'the palace made on this spot would be well protected.' Therefore, Maharaja Udai Singh built his residence there. The earlier capital of Udaipur was Chittorgarh. It was under consequent attacks of Mughals and other enemies. Subsequently, he shifted his whole kingdom to Udaipur and made it the capital of his state. After Independence, this princely state became a part of Rajasthan.
Udaipur Tourist Attractions
Udaipur is a tourist paradise and has many beautiful places to see. The biggest attraction of the city is Lake Pichola. The lake is very picturesque and most of the palaces are situated on its banks.
Lake Palace - The palace overlooking the tranquil water of Lake Pichola is built in granite and marble. The beauty of the palace can't be described in words.
City Palace - It is one of the most enchanting palaces of the world and is an architectural wonder.
Jag Mandir - Jag Mandir is a beautiful palace made as a hideout for Shah Jahan. The palace is adorned with beautiful stone carvings.
Other places of interest are Jag Mahal Palace Shiv Niwas Palace, Lake Fateh Sagar, Shaelion Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal Museum.
How To Reach Udaipur
Airways - The nearest airport is situated 22 Km away from the city. There are daily domestic flights from this airport that connects Udaipur to major cities of the country.
Railways - Udaipur is linked to all major destinations by rail.
Road - Udaipur is well connected to many destinations with regular bus services.