Udaipur Travel Guide
History of Udaipur
Udaipur, popularly known as the City of Lakes, is a lovely land around the azure water lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. This city stands on the banks of the lake Pichola in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur meaning the 'city of Sunrise' in 1599 AD and today it is a one of the better-known tourist destinations of India. Uadipur, once known as Mewar, is the land that produced a galaxy of patriots and heroes in quick succession, people who etched the name of Rajasthan in every corner of the world.
Culture of Udaipur
A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a mesmerizing blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and gallantry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight. Overlooking the aquamarine expanses of the Lake Pichhola stands the splendid City Palace-a marvel in granite and marble. Of the original eleven gates of the Udaipur City, only five remain. The Suraj Pol the original or Sun Gate on the eastern side is the main entrance to the city. Exquisite lake palaces of Udaipur shimmering like jewels on Lake Pichhola are overwhelming in splendor.
Attractions In & Around of Udaipur
Lakes & Fountains : Lakes Udaipur 'The City of Lakes & Fountains ' is adorned by the 5 beautiful Lakes...Fateh Sagar, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar, Badi Lake & Udai Sagar, located in its Heart along with numerous others like Jaisamand 'Asia's biggest artificial Lake', & Bagdada Lake . PARKS & GARDENS :- Nature gifted the Garden City of Udaipur with abundance of water and richness of soil, and man carved out of them beautiful gardens the well known resorts of leisure and pleasure for tourists visiting this city.
Temples & Shrines : Temples Udaipur is also rich in the holy Pilgrims places. Temples in & around Udaipur keep great values for the Deities and the Tourists who come here in search of peace and sacred life. The Stone carving work on Ranakpur Temple resembles Khajurao style. The 17th centaury agdish Temple has gigantic construction and is absolutely like a Hindu iconography School. Temples of Eklingji & Nathdwara are known as the most sacred Pilgrim in Mewar.
Other Attractions : Udaipur has several other Places of interest which are never to be missed of. Check out these destinations to have complete view of Udaipur. Shilp Gram is rendezvous to the Craftsmen from all over India & will make you feel of typical Village life. Udaipur Solar Observatory is heaven for Space and astrology Lovers. At Ahar Cenotaphs, you could see the royal Cenotaphs of Rulers of Udaipur. Gangaur Ghat (Bank of lake Pichola) could give you a marvelous view of City Palace, Lake Palace, Old Udaipur Havelis, Bagore Ki Haveli & Lake Pichola at a time. The Clock Tower stands near Jagdish Temple looks wonderful after flamboyant lighting at night. At Millennium Art Gallery, you could shop all types of Contemporary Art Work & Paintings of World-fame Artists.
General Information About Udaipur
Main Languages : Mewari, English, Hindi
Population Approx. : 2,632,210
Area : 64.28 sq.kms.
Best Time to Visit : September to March
Temperature Max: 38.3 C Min: 28.3 C
Winter : Max:28 C Min: 6 C
How to Reach Udaipur
Air : The Dabok Airport of Udaipur regularly receives direct flights from major cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai. The airport is located at a distance of 25 kms from the city centre
Rail : Udaipur is served by direct rail links with Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Chittor with the railway station been just 4 kms away from the centre of the city.
Road : The National Highway 8 links Udaipur to Delhi as well as Mumbai. There are numerous bus playing on this route, that can also connect other regional centres like Agra, Ahmedabad and few other cities of Rajasthan.