Founded in 16th centuary,Udaipur is named after Maharaja Udai Singh.Udaipur
popularly known as the jewel of Mewar - was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for
1200 years. The city is situated about 2000 feet above the sea level .
The city of Udaipur is intermingled by three serene lakes: Pichhola,
Fatehsagar and Udaisagar. These glorious lakes enhance the beauty of the
town. The main lake - Pichhola- is surrounded with small islands. In one of
these, stands the elegant Jag Mandir. This yellow sandstone tower, inlaid
with marble has been devoted to the lord of the Universe
Udaipur is the closest major city to Nathdwar, where the Sri Nathji Deity
Udaipur Travel with Tourist attraction
» City Palace :
This is the largest palace in Rajasthan. It's
main entrance is through the triple-arched gate. The upper balconies of the
palace are the highest point in the area and give you a good view of Pichola
Lake and the city below.The palace is opened from 9.30 am to 4 pm
» Sahelion - Ki - Bari (Garden Of The Maids Of Honour) :
is also famous for Sahelion - ki - Bari..
» Pichchola lake :
Good spot for sight-seeing.The lake has two
lake palaces on it and is surrounded by hills, palaces and temples.
» Fateh Sagar :
Another lake surrounded by hills and was
constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh. At the centre of the lake is a
beautiful garden flaunting the flora and fauna.
» Ranakpur :
60 km north of Udaipur stands the beautiful
ranakpur temple ,one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India.
It is situated in the remote valley of the Aravalli range Most of the
intricately carved temples here date between 12th and 15th Centuary.
Excursion of Udaipur
» Dungarpur :
Situated 120 km from Udaipur, Dungarpur has a
unique topography, rugged terrain in the northeast to fertile plains of
alluvial soil in the southwest. The interesting feature in the town are the
Udai Bilas Palace, Juna Mahal, Gaib Sagar Lake, Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple,
and Government Archaeological Museum.
» Eklingji :
Built in 728, the Eklingji is famous for its Shiv
temples , who is regarded to be the guardian deity of the Mewar. The Shiva
was regarded as the virtual ruler by the Maharajas of Mewar. The interesting
feature of the temple is a black marble image of Lord Shiva with four faces.
This temple is 24 kms from Udaipur
» Ghanerao :
The red sandstone Havelis ,was founded by Gopal
Das Rathore. and consisted of a number of old temples, baolis, and marble
chattris. Ghanerao is situated just 5 km beyond the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary.
» Mewar Festival, Udaipur :
The Mewar Festival overlapped with
the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique charm about it. The
festival of Gangaur is major for women of Rajasthan. They dress up in their
best clothes and participate in the festival. The females gather to dress
the images of Isar and Gauri and then carry them in a ceremonial procession
through different parts of the city. The procession winds its way to the
Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola.
It is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed
through songs, dances and other programmes.
You can get exclusive picchwais, colourful wall paintings in Udaipur. The
exclusive shopping items are colourful saris, silver jewellery, miniature
paintings and Nathdwara-made idols. The shopping centres are Lake Palace
Road, Jagdish temple. You can get the Handicraft at Ganesh Handicraft
Emporium and Shree Nath Emporium on the City Palace Road and Jagdish road.
» By Air :
Indian Airlines operates flights from Udaipur to
Delhi, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur and Mumbai.
» By Bus :
Well connected through deluxe buses operating
from Udaipur to Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Bundi, Jodhpur and Chittorgarh.
» By Train :
Udaipur is well connected by train to Delhi,
Jaipur and Ahmedabad
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