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Lake Palace

In the state of vast stretches of sand is situated Udaipur, with enchanting lakes and lush greenery. This places oozes with beauty and is a symbol of romance, the most appealing place for poets, painters, travelers and writers. This fascinating capital of Mewar is surrounded by hills and is situated on the edge of three lakes. This city full of enchanting tales has a remarkable past, with episodes of heroism and splendor. This mesmerizing place is lived by narrow streets with coloured stalls, gardens, temples and palaces. Udaipur which means the city of Dawn, the beauty of this place is breath-taking.

Places to visit

City Palace

This spectacular place stands white and majestic set on a hill. It is surrounded by walls for battlements at the entrance is a triple arched gate, called the Tripolia which was built in 1725. Another monuments which has its own charm is the Suraj Gokhada (the balcony of the sun) Here the Maharanas of Meware came before the people during troubled times to restore confidence in them. The blue and white ceramics of Chini Chitrashala are extremely fascinating.

Jagdish Temple
The prominently situated temple dedicated to Lord vishnu and Lord Jagannath was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh I in 1651 A.D. This splendid temple serves as a remarkable landmark.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
This Indian Folk arts museum houses fantastic collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls musical instruments and painting.


This garden which means 'Garden of Maidens' is a symbol of the fascinating lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens. Housing a number of fountains in the four pools, ornated with delicately carved kiosks and elephants, this garden offers a mesmerizing view.

Fateh Sagar
With hill on three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north. This lake enthralls the visitors by the boat rides to Nehru Park an island garden. This lake was built by Maharana Fateh Singh.

Pichhola Lake
The lake is surrounded by hill palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. This legendary lake had enchanted Maharana Udai Singh.

This place which now remains in ruins, displays fantastic pieces of architecture. The remains hold the royal cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar. A small government museum displays a collection of antiques as well as earthern pots and some iron objects.

Sajjan Garh

This palace marks its prominence in the skyline from most part of the city. It is a monsoon palace which displays a beautiful view of the lakes, palaces and countryside.

Gulab Bagh
This garden affords some fantastic panoramic beauty and also houses a library with a rich collection of old handwritten scripts and books.

How To Get There

Air: Indian Airlines connects Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi.

Rail: Udaipur is directly linked by rail with Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittaurgarh, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad.

Road: Udaipur is well connected by road with Agra (630 km), Ahmedabad (262 km), Ajmer (264 km), Jaipur (406 km).

Where To Stay

Deluxe Hotels

  • Lake Palace (Tel : 527961),
  • Shivnivas Palace (Tel : 528239),
  • Hotel Oriental Palace (Tel : 412373)

Standard Hotels

  • Hotel Rajdarshan (Tel : 526601),
  • Chandralok Hotel (Tel : 29012),
  • Hotel Lake Pichhola (Tel : 29387)

Other Hotels

  • Hotel Lake End (Tel : 415100),
  • RTDC Hotel Kajri (Tel : 410501)


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