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
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.
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
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.
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
The lake is surrounded by hill palaces, temples, bathing ghats
and embankments. This legendary lake had enchanted Maharana
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
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.
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
Road: Udaipur is well connected
by road with Agra (630 km), Ahmedabad (262 km), Ajmer (264
km), Jaipur (406 km).
Where To Stay
Palace (Tel : 527961),
Palace (Tel : 528239),
Hotel Oriental Palace (Tel : 412373)
- Hotel Rajdarshan (Tel : 526601),
- Chandralok Hotel (Tel : 29012),
- Hotel Lake Pichhola (Tel : 29387)
- Hotel Lake End (Tel : 415100),
- RTDC Hotel Kajri (Tel : 410501)