Udaipur with its five artificial lakes surrounded by Aravali range of mountains in northern state of Rajasthan is also called as the Venice of East and is considered as one of the most romantic place in the world. The city was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh II in 1559 AD who shifted the capital of the princely state of Mewar from Chittorgarh to new built city of Udaipur. Popularly known as City of Lakes , Udaipur is also known for its history, culture, rajput era palaces and gardens and architectural temples. Udaipur is well connected with all major tourist destinations by a network of roads, trains and flights.
City Palace of Udaipur is the largest palace of Rajasthan. The construction of the palace was begun by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1599 AD and later eleven more palaces with similar design and architecture were added by different rulers of princely state of Udaipur. Impressive City Palace on the shores of Lake Pichola is an amalgamation of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Today the palace complex houses different galleries showcasing the legacy and grandeur of the erstwhile princely state of Udaipur.
Boat ride in man made Lake Pichola of 12 sq kms is a mesmerizing experience. Usually the sunset in Udaipur are magical when the sun light reflects from the facade of City Palace. Take a boat ride from the jetty of City Palace and cruise in calm waters of Lake Pichola to Jagmandir and admire the beauty of island hotel Lake Palace.
Sahelion-Ki-Bari or Garden of maids was built from 1710 to 1734 by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal ladies. The queen with her maids and female companions used to come here for a stroll and spend their time in leisure. In a delicate enclosure adorned with water lilies and elephants carved in stone gives a feeling of enjoying a wonderful haven of peace.
Bagore-Ki-Haveli right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola has 138 rooms, as well as numerous corridors & balconies, courtyards and terraces. The interiors of the Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work.The Chambers of the Royal Ladies still bear fine frescoes of the Mewari style and there are glorious coloured-glass windows
Jagdish Temple in the middle of Udaipur is a large Hindu Temple built in 1651. A walk through the narrow lanes of Udaipur along with the City Palace will take you to Jagdish Temple. The temple is an extra ordinarly decorated with ornate and intricate carvings.
Special Experience : A dinner at a restuarant or at a hotel by Lake Pichola
If the atmosphere of Udaipur is special during the day, it is magical during the evening. Discover why Udaipur is said to be the most romantic city in the world. For this, nothing better than dining on the roof of a typical restaurant, with incomparable views of Lake Pichola and lit-up City Palace. Come at sunset, to see how the color of the sky is transformed, and witness how the city unfolds its charms to Fall in love with them.