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Udaipur ‘The city of Lakes’ is one of the most romantic and beautful cities of Rajasthan. The capital of the erstwhile Mewar or Udaipur state and presently the headquarters of the district administration, Udaipur was founded by Rana Udai Singh about 1559 A.D. and which acquired its name after him. It is lies in 24°31’north latitudes and 73°42’ east longitudes.

          The old city is picturesquely situated on the slope of a low ridge, the summit of which is crowned by the former Maharna’s palaces. To the north and west the houses extend to the bank of a beautiful sheet of water know as the Pichola lake. The city was formerly surrounede by a well which circular bastions at intervals, except on the west where it rested on the lake and there were eleven gates leading to the city, the principal being the Chand Pol

at the northwest corner, the Hathi Pol on the north, the Delhi gate on the north-east, the Suraj Pol on the east and the Kishan Pol on the south.

          Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar – a Kingdom ruled by the Sisodiya dynasty for 1200 years. Udaipur not only boasts a chivalrous past but aslo takes pride in its heritage, as a centre for performaing arts, painting, crafts, culture and traditions. The marvellous architecture of its palaces, temples, haveils and gardens lining the shores of the lakes are spell binding.

          Udaipur is an season destination, due to its pleasent climate throughout the year.

Population         :

389,317 (2001)

Altitude : 577 mts.
Best season :

September to March

Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access : Jaipur420km.,Chittaurgarh      131km     


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • City Palace

  • Jagdish Temple

  • Lake Pichhola

  • Jag Niwas (Lake Palace Hotel)

  • Jag Mandir

  •  Fateh Sagar

  •  Chaitak Smarak (Pratap Memorial)

  • Saheliyon-ki-bari

  •  Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal

  • Gulab Bagh

  •  Bagore ki Haveli

  • Ahar

  • Sajjangarh

  • Shilpgram (3 km.)

  • Sukhadiya Circle

SITES NEARBY

  • Eklingji (22 km.)

  • Nagada (23 km.)

  •  Haldighati (40 km.)

  •  Nathdwara (48 km.)

  •  Kankroli & Rajsamand Lake (65 km.

  • Rishabh Deoji (65 km.)

  • Kumbhalgarh fort (84 km.)

  • Jaisamand Lake (48 km.)

  • Jagat (55 km.)

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