Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the
city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed
buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples &
Havelis. According to
the legend, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder was hunting one
day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking
the Lake Pichola. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit
and founded the city. The marvellous architecture of the
palaces is spell bounding.
By Air : Udaipur is connected by regular flights to
Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and Mumbai.
By Rail : Udaipur is on the Western Railway meter gauge
network. Trains connect it to Delhi, Chittor, Ahmedabad,
Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur.
By Road : Udaipur is on National Highway No. 8 and is
linked with several states such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh. We would provide you all India tourist permit
vehicles for the local transportations and also for the
intercity drives too.
The city has religious and cultural activities round the year
and people partake these activities with gay and happiness.
The people are friendly, laborious and proud of their self
respect. The food is quite simple and they avoid showbiz in
their life. The costumes are very colorful and the typical
silver jeweler used by rural ladies need real admiration.
Fairs And Festivals
The Shilp Gram (Craft Bazaar) is situated just 3 km off
Udaipur and is a great place to see the art and craft of all
the states of western India. The Directorate of Tourism
organizes a 10-day festival from December 15 every year, which
is a treat for the visitors interested in village crafts.
The onset of spring brings the Mewar festival on April 7-8. A
traditional welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast
with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music
and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city
of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of
colorfully attired women carrying images of the goddess Gauri
makes its way to Lake Pichola. A procession of boats on the
lake offers a fitting finale to this splendid celebration.
Attractions of Udaipur
City Palace : A majestic architectural marvel towering
over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is
a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces,
corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The City Palace of
Udaipur is a must-see during vacations in Udaipur.
Pichola Lake : The picturesque lake that entranced
Maharaja Udai Singh and inspired him to build Udaipur. The
lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats
and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas
(Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking magnificence.
Pratap Memorial : Atop the Moti Magri or pearl hill,
overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput
hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana.
Fateh Sagar : A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number
of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the
north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the
lake is Nehru Park - a lovely garden island with a boat shaped
cafe accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.
Jagdish Temple : Built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat
Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is the largest and the most
beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir : The interesting collection
exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk
dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments, folk deities and paintings.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari : (Garden of the maids of honor):
This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where
royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden
has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled
kiosks and marble elephants.