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Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Area
 
37 sq. km.
Altitude
 
577 metres
Temperature
 
Summer - Max 38.3C, Min 28.8C, Winter - Max28.3C, Min 11.6C
Clothing
 
Light Tropical,Woolen Best
Best Season For Visit
 
September- March
STD Code
 
0294
Language
 
Mewari, Hindi, English.
Udaipur is Also known as the Venice of the east, the city Udaipur in Rajasthan, India mesmerizes the tourists with its charm and beauty. Because of many lakes Udaipur, it is sometimes also called the city of lakes. Udaipur travel and tourism will bring you across a number of palaces, rich in architectural beauty. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lake, along with the City Palace and the Jag Niwas are some of the famous palaces of the city. Udaipur is also known for its exquisite arts, craft and miniature paintings. Then there is also the famous Shilpgram festival attracting the tourists to Udaipur.
 
Places For Visit
Lake Palace
 
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743, Lake Palace is situated on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola. It was constructed to serve as a summer palace for the royalty and covers an area of 1.5 hectare. Textiles and handicrafts used in ethnic themes all over the palace make it a mesmerizing sight. Presently, the palace has been converted into a five star hotel.
 
Lake Pichola
 
Udaipur, Rajasthan sightseeing tour is incomplete without a visit to this lake. An artificial lake, Lake Pichola was constructed by Maharana Udai Singh II after he founded the city of Udaipur. The lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide and encloses
 
the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir. One of the most scenic spots of Udaipur, Lake Pichola also houses the City Palace on its eastern banks
Jag Mandir
Built by Maharana Karan Singh, Jag Mandir was meant to serve as a hideout for Prince Khurram, the estranged son of Emperor Jehangir. Located on the other island palace in Lake Pichola, the palace has some exquisite carvings. The examples of carvings include a row of carved elephants guarding the island, grey and blue stone carved chhatri, etc.
City Palace
A fusion of Medieval European and Chinese architecture, the City Palace was built by Maharaja Udai Singh. This marble monument is situated on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. Numerous balconies, towers and cupolas of the palace provide a marvelous view of the lake and the city below. A triple arched gate called Tripolia, built in 1725, provides the entry to the palace.
Jagdish Mandir
Maharana Jagat Singh I built the Jagdish temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, in 1651. It houses an image of Lord Vishnu in black stone, along with a brass image of Garuda, his carrier. Covering the exterior and the plinth are base relief of alligators, elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians, rising in rows. It is the largest temple in Udaipur.
Fateh Sagar Lake
Built by Maharana jai Singh in 1678, Fateh Sagar Lake lies to the north of Lake Pichola. Maharana Fateh Singh reconstructed it later. The attractions of the lake include the beautiful Nehru Island as well as an islet housing a solar observatory. Sahelion Ki Bari: Sahelion ki Bari, the garden of maidens, was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the mid 18th century. Pools with elegant kiosks, flowerbeds, lawns, pools, fountains, along with an array of trees make this garden eye-catching. There is also a sitting room decorated with paintings and glass mosaics in the garden.
Bagore ki Haveli
One of the places to see in Udaipur is the Bagore ki Haveli. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built this palace on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. An eighteenth century monument, it has on display an array of costumes and modern art. Delicate and exquisite glass and mirror work adorn the interiors of the Haveli. After the death of Badwa, Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore occupied the building. It was then that the palace acquired the name of Bagore-ki-haveli (the house of Bagore).
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is a museum exhibiting a collection of folk arts, consisting of folk outfits, curios, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and beautiful paintings, etc.
 
Get Udaipur
Visit by Road - Udaipur is on National Highway No. 8. Transport corporations of several states such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh operate buses to Udaipur. The main bus stand is on the City Station Road from where one can take buses to most of the other important tourist destinations of Rajasthan as well as western India and northern India..
Visit by Air -Udaipur is connected to Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and Mumbai by regular Indian Airlines flights. You can reach the city center in 35 to 40 minutes from the airport by City Buses or Taxis..
Visit by Rail -Udaipur is connected to Delhi, Chittor, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur by rail. Railway station is located around 4 km east of Udai Pol in the city center.

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