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Udaipur is also called the City of Lakes, is the gemstone of the territory of Rajasthan. It is encompassed by the excellent Aravalli Hills, making this city dazzling. This 'Venice of the East' has a wealth of characteristic magnificence, entrancing sanctuaries and amazing architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. A boat ride through the peaceful waters of Lake Pichola is adequate to show you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

Situated in a valley and encompassed by four lakes, Udaipur, Rajasthan has common contributions with a magnificence created by human effort, to make it the most charming and essential tourist destinations. 

It shows all names offered to its appeal from ‘Jewel of Mewar' to 'Venice of the East'. Furthermore, the whole city's design is complimenting, the Lake Palace Hotel is something that offers the city a visual definition. The loved Nathdwara temple is around 60 km. from Udaipur. The city is enriched with great history and cultural background, scenic landscape beauty that you can’t miss.

History of Udaipur

The Udaipur City of Rajasthan was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in the year 1559. Further, the city was formed as the capital of Mewar Kingdom. There are several legends behind the formation of Udaipur City. One interesting story is once Maharana Udai Singh was on his Hunting Expedition amidst the Aravalli Hills and he met a holy sage. The sage suggested the king establish a kingdom near this fertile area and he decided to form Udaipur City and the foundation was laid in 1557 AD. 

Also Read: Trekking amidst green forests, rivers and lakes of this district is simply surreal

Places to Visit in Udaipur

Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola is one of the largest lakes which is situated in Udaipur. It is surrounded by some really beautiful mountains, temples bathing ghats along with the elevated hills which are on its sides.

The City Palace. The city Palace can be rightly called as one of the most brilliant marvels present in the state of Rajasthan. This city Palace is located on the banks of the Lake Pichola and is also considered as a heritage building depicting some of the best elements of the Rajput culture.

Fateh Sagar Lake. This is fundamentally an artificial lake which was named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. This place was located to the north of Lake Pichola in the year the 1680s and is one of the four lakes of the Udaipur city.

Things to do in Udaipur

Eklingji Temple. You should definitely visit the Eklingji Temple. The spiritual vibe which this amazing place has is quite exceptional. This temple has been dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known as one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan.

Jagdish Temple. The Jagdish temple is specifically dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is known for its beautiful carvings along with numerous appealing statues. Moreover, the serenity of this place is what makes the serenity of this place of worship an ideal choice for the seekers of solace and faith.

Doodh Talai Musical Garden. The Doodh Talai Musical Garden is fundamentally a rock and fountain garden. This place is simply amazing when it comes to enjoying things like a stroll with your partner or perhaps enjoying the sunset where one can see the expanse of the city.

Events and Festivals in & around Udaipur

Mewar Festival. The Mewar Festival is celebrated in the month of April on a yearly basis. Here you will come across a good number of cultural activities such as the Rajasthani Folk Dance along with the folk music performances.

Diwali. It is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm among the people. Generally, this festival is celebrated in the month of October or in the month of November. It is celebrated all across the country and people enjoy to the fullest. 

Holi. The festival of Holi is celebrated with great zeal all across the country. During this festival, the royal family of the Udaipur actively participates in all the rituals and the functions of the Holi celebration. When it is celebrated it is the day of the full moon of the month of Phalgun.

Best time to visit Udaipur

The best time to visit Udaipur is from the months of September to March as this time is the best for sightseeing, travelling, exploring and discovering new things.

How to Reach Udaipur

By Air.  Maharana Pratap Airport is the best way to reach Udaipur as the airport is just 20 km. away from the city. There are regular flights available from Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and various other cities.

By Rail. There are two railway stations available; one is Udaipur City Railway station and Rana Pratap Nagar railway station. You get the smooth connectivity with the major cities across India like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Indore and many more.

By Road. Udaipur  City is well-connected with its adjacent areas via roadways that are served by regular bus service from Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation. Also, the expansion of Rajasthan roads is great with its neighbouring states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. 

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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