About UdaipurUdaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the capital of Mewar region. One of the most popular cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is quite famous for its lakes and palaces. Claimed as the most romantic city of the royal state of Rajasthan, it is one of the prime destinations of the week-long journey of the Palace on Wheels. Experiencing Udaipur is all about reliving royalty and appreciating the city's regal beauty.
City PalaceThe City Palace was built concurrently with the establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Udai Singh II and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 400 years.The Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace, thereby making the palace complex an important historic landmark..
Lake PicholaLake Pichola in Udaipur is an artificial lake was developed in 1362 AD. Pichola lake was dug out by a Banjara during the reign of Maharana Lakha.Wide lake surrounded by low hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments is a picturesque lake. Pretty as lake Pichola is, it is also home to four islands which consist of palaces and monuments constructed by the Mewar dynasty in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is lifeline of Udaipur city and city lives on its banks
Fateh Sagar LakeIn 1687, Maharana Jai Singh first constructed the lake but two hundred years later the earthen bund which formed the lake was washed away during floods, and thereafter Maharana Fateh Singh, in 1889, built the "Connaught Dam" on Lake Dewali to mark the visit of Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria. The dam enlarged the lake, and it was later renamed, Fateh Sagar Lake. Every year a festival called the Hariyali Amavasya Mela (Green New Moon Fair) is organized at the lake precincts,in the month of August/September.
Saheliyon ki Bari
Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids. This garden area lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambience of the place. There is also a small museum here. Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry.
Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. Located 150m north of the palace in Indo-Aryan architectural style, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple walls and the shikara or tower are decorated with carvings of Vishnu, scenes from Lord Krishna’s life and figurines of nymphs or apsaras. The street square, where the temple is located, is also known as Jagdish Chowk from where several roads radiate in different directions.
Maharana Pratap Memorial
Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. In Hindi, memorial is known as "smarak" and smarak is always made in the memory of loved ones. Maharana Pratap Memorial was constructed with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust. If you are planning a vacation in Udaipur, then you must go visit Moti Magri. It is an intrinsic part of the socio-cultural landscape and hence, offers an insightful peek into life, as it exists in Udaipur .
The Monsoon Palace
This palace is unique for the purpose for which it was constructed. The palace was built by Sajjan Singh to keep a watch over the monsoon clouds in the surrounding region. Later it was used as a hunting retreat for the royal family. Initially the king had intended to establish a nine storey astronomical center at this spot but his sudden demise shattered his plans.
A small lake surrounded with beautiful, structured and precisely manicured garden with fountains and beautiful rocks. A rock and fountain garden and the sunset point from which one can enjoy the sunset view in Lake Pichola and a panoramic view of the old city. Also one can enjoy the Aerial tramway (rope way) which connects one of the dudh talai gardens to Karni Mata temple.