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Udaipur
Rajasthan Tours » Rajasthan Tourist Places » Udaipur

Udaipur is the jewel of Rajasthan. The city was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. There is a story behind the foundation of this beautiful lake city. One day, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting in a jungle when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. He blessed Maharana and advised him to build a palace in the lake. Maharana followed the advise and founded the city in 1559.

Udaipur is sorrounded by the lush Aravalli hills.Its the place for romance and beauty, poets and painters, stories and writers.

 
Places of interest
 
The City Palace

Its a majestic architectural structure over the lake. This palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh and his succesors. The courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens everything give the best look in its own and unique style. The main entrance is the "Hahipol" or te elephant gate which is a triple arched gate. The "Barapol" or the grate gate leads to the eight arched "Tripolia" where Maharana were weighed in the gold and the equivalent amount was distributed among the people.

 
The Lake Palace

The Lake Palace is considered as one of the most beautiful palaces in the world It was built in 1754, which is the greatest example of the fusion of Mugal and Rajput architectural style.
The royal banquet rooms are converted to reception rooms, bars and restaurants and the apartments named the Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Sajan Mahal, Phool Mahal and the Dhola Mahal etc.

 
Saheliyon Ki Badi

This is basically a fountain garden made for the royal ladies. There are four water ponds, surrounded by the trees and marble statues.

 
Jagdish Temple

This temple was built in 1651 By Maharana Jagat Singh in Indo-Aryan style.This is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur as well as in Rajasthan.

 
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir

This museum offers an interesting collection of Indian folk arts , folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.

 
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