Udaipur is an amazing city of lakes, splendid palaces, rustic traditions and home to art and crafts. Tour in Udaipur is a must especially for the people who want to experience countryside romance for a week. Known for its picturesque locations, opulent history and culture, Udaipur has been termed as ‘Venice of the East’. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in the year 1559 as a new capital of Mewar rulers and continued till the British took over. Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination that lies about 403 kms from the state capital Jaipur and about 250 kms from Ahmedabad.
Embarking into this city makes you aware of the tales of valor, bravery and eternal pride of the Rajputs. Udaipur is known for its architectural glory and the same can be seen in and around the city with monuments and palaces gleaming the magnificence of this place. For feeling the architectural mastery, one must visit City Palace and Lake Palace. The City Palace stands atop Pichola Lake, giving the wonderful sight of the lake as well as the beautiful surroundings of the city. On the other hand, the Lake Palace, which is now a hotel, is a delightful piece of structure made up of white marbles, ornamented niches and semi-precious stones. Gardens, pillared terraces and several fountains further amplify its beauty.
Monsoon Palace is another stunning thing to see in Udaipur. This palace is built upon Bansdara Mountain and is a breath-taking sight on the skyline of Udaipur. It offers outstanding view of the entire city and the surrounding area. Fateh Sagar Lake is situated north of Lake Pichola and houses a beautiful island. It is connected to Lake Pichola via a canal. Other notable lakes in the city are Doodh Talai lake, Jaisamand lake, and Udai Sagar Lake. Adding to the list of scenic locations, gardens and parks such as Saheliyon ki Baari, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park, Rajiv Gandhi Park and Gulab Bagh are worth mentioning. The impeccable charm of these gardens has earned the city the title of ‘Garden City of Rajasthan’.
Exploring the architectural marvel, Bagore ki Haveli is a must visit. This 18th century haveli acquaints us about the luxurious lifestyle of the Mewar rulers. The special thing about this building is that it contains 100 rooms along with several terraces and courtyards comprising of beautiful mirrors and frescoes. Now turned as museum, traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, outfits and paintings of royal family are displayed in this Haveli. Another significant historic location Haldighati, where the famous battle of Haldighati between the Mughal Army and Mewar rulers was fought, lies just 40 kms from Udaipur. Jag Mandir, Shilpgram, Udaipur Ropeway and Sajjangarh Biological Park are some of the other places to visit if you really want to extend the trip.
Due to its spellbound exotic locations and rich historical background, the city has become famous in popular culture, winning the title of Best City in the World by Travel+Leisure Magazine. Unquestionably, Udaipur is a place of extreme bliss and an ideal destination for a romantic holiday. That is why this city is thronged by tourists from around the world, round the year.