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Udaipur - White City OR City of Lakes OR Venice of the East

STATE - RAJASTHAN
   
DISTANCE - From Delhi 663 KM.

 
CONNECTION
 
By Air : The city has domestic airport, which is service by majority of airlines. Regular flights connect the city with key Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai and so on.

By Train : The nearest Railway Station is located in Udaipur City. Rail network connects Udaipur with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh.

By Bus : A wide network of bus service link Udaipur with several destinations. Udaipur is on the National Highway No. 8, so smoothly connected with all major cities including Ahemdabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.You can use Rajasthan Roadways and private travel services or you can use Safe way rent a car for reliable car rental services in Rajasthan & all over India.
 
ABOUT UDAIPUR
 
The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences. An inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
 
PLACES OF INTERESTS IN UDAIPUR
 
Lake Palace : The beauty of the Lake Palace lies in its location. This little marvel lies in the middle of Pichola Lake. It is located in the Jag Niwas Island. The Lake Palace was once the summer retreat of the Rajputs. This magnificent structure was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743. The location as well as the craftsmanship of the palace has the power deport one to fairylands.

City Palace : City Palace complex is actually a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanis, the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design. Building was started by Maharana Udai Singh II . The palace is surmounted by balconies, towers & cupolas and there are wonderful views over the lake and the city from the upper terrace.

Saheliyon ki Bari : Saheliyon ki badi, situated in the north of the city, is well maintained, with fountains and kiosks, a delightful lotus pool and marble elephants. There is also a small museum here; of which the main attraction are some stuffed cobras.

Suraj Gokhada : The balcony of the sun, is where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves to the people in time of trouble to restore their confidence. The ‘Mor Chowk’ known for its exquisite peacock mosaics in glass and the ‘Chini Chitrashala’ noted for its blue and white ceramics are other attractions in the palace.

Pratap Memorial : Atop Moti Magri (Pearl Hill), overlooking Fateh Sagar, is a statue of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap, who frequently defied Mughals, riding bravely on his beloved horse Chetak. The path to the top traverses some pleasant gardens including a Japanese rock garden.

Gulab Bagh : A spectacular rose Garden laid out by Maharana Sajjan Singh, is situated near the palace on east side of Lake Pichhola. A library in the garden has a rare collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books. Within the garden, there is a zoo where tigers, leopards, chinkara and many wild animals and birds are being kept.

Sajjan Garh : Sajjan Garh, a former monsoon palace 1100 ft. high above the surrounding and 3100 ft. from sea level, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. The palace looks its best during the rainy season. It offers a panoramic overview of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding country side.

Pichola Lake : Beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh II after he founded the city. He built a masonry dam, known as the Badipol, and the lake is now 4km long and 3 km wide. Nevertheless, it remains fairly shallow and can actually dry up - in severe droughts it's possible to walk to Jagniwas and Jagmandir island.

Ahar : About 2 Kms east of the ancient capital of Sisodia- Udaipur, Ahar is famous for the impressive cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanis of Mewar, which are recently been restored. A total of around 19 former Maharanis were cremated here. The most striking cenotaph is that of Maharana Amar Singh, who ruled from 1597 to 1620.

Jagdish Temple : Built in 1651A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indoarmy temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple if Udaipur with noteworthy scupted images.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum : The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses ornaments puppets masks dolls folk musical instruments folk deities and paintings.
 
RELIGIOUS PLACES IN UDAIPUR
 
Kankroli Temple : Kankroli Temple is popularly called as temple of Dwarikadhish. Dwarikadhish is one of the names of Lord Krishna. This Temple is the most significant temple of the Vaishnavas and Vallabhacharya sect. The chief deity of Kankroli temple is believed to have imported from Mathura, the hometown of Lord Krishna.

Jagat Temple : Ambika Mata Temple is a small shrine made in crevice of a rock. The temple dedicated to Goddess Ambika (a form of Goddess Durga). Being located at the village called Jagat in Rajasthan, the temple is also known as Jagat Temple.

Eklingji Temple : Dedicated to the patron deity of the Marwar clan, the Eklingji Temple still holds a significant place in the hearts of the Rajasthanis. The original structure of the temple was built in the 8th century though the present structure was built much later. Standing at the banks of the Indersagar Lake, the Eklingji Temple exude a purity that cleanses heart and soul.

Rishabhdeo Temple : Rishabhdeo Temple is an important pilgrimage site for followers of Jain religion. The temple is located on Udaipur-Ahmedabad road, at a distance of 65 kms from the city of Udaipur in Dhulev. Dhulev is a small town that is also known as Rikhabdeo, famous for its Rishabhdeo Temple. The temple traces its origin in the 15th century and is dedicated to Lord Rishabh Dev.
Nathdwara : The most reverred 17th century shrine, dedicated Shrinathji or Lord Krishna,attracts thousands of Pilgrims from all over the country,especially during Diwali, Holi and Janmashtami when their number exceeds a lak.
 
WHEN TO GO
 
The warm and bright days of October to March is the ideal for sightseeing and traveling in Udaipur.
 
WEATHER
 
The climate of Udaipur is a tropical one. The summer season is tolerably hot, with the average temperature hovering around 38.3° C (max) to 28.8° C (min). The climatic conditions of Udaipur, Rajasthan are quite pleasant in winters. The average temperature falls in the range of 28.3° C (max) to 11.6° C (min). Udaipur weather experiences scanty rainfall in the monsoon season, somewhere around 61 cm, approximately.
 
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
 
Shilpgram Festival : Shilpgram, a crafts village 3 Kms west of Fateh Sagar, has displays of traditional houses from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. There are also demonstrations by musicians, dancers, or artisans from these states. The 10 day festival is a treat for the visitor to view and experience an array of exquisite art and craft forms. Shilpgram hosts the festival.

Mewar Festival : The onset of spring brings the Mewar festival. During the festival, the tradition and culture of Rajasthan dominates every thing else. The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival.

Gangaur Festival : Gangaur festival which comes in March - April is popular among women who pray to the goddess Parvati. A procession of caparisoned horses and elephants accompanying the image of Lord Shiva is the major attraction. During this festival, women carry the idols of goddess Parvati, also called Gauri, in the form of a procession to Gangaur Ghat which is one side of the Pichola Lake.

Teej Festival : Teej is also an important festival celebrated in all parts of Rajasthan. It comes in the month of July - August. It is the festival celebrating the advent of monsoon. Held during the monsoons, July-August Teej is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and this time it is married women who pray for a happy and long married life. It is like a festival of swings, which are decorated with flowers and hung from trees. Young girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon.
 
FOOD AND RESTURANTS

  • Mirch Masala Restaurant is one of the hottest eating places in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is very famous for delisious Indian foods. Restaurant staffs are efficient as they are friendly.
  • Chirag Indian Cuisine Restaurant is located in close proximity to shopping centers and bus stand in Udaipur. We serve fine Indian, Chinese, Continental Foods.
  • The Agrawal Restaurants at Gariyawas Road is restaurants of the serves and the authentic royal kaiseki cuisine as well other the local delicacies.
  • Jaiwana Haveli Restaurant located in the heart of Udaipur. Restaurant serve fine multi-cuisine and liquor.
  • Berrys Restaurant is located in beautiful environment in a selectively decorated building. This restaurant houses a seated capacity of 65 for lunch and dinner.
  • Whistling Teal Restaurant is one of the hottest eating places in Udaipur. They serve fine Indian, Rajasthani, Continental foods.
  • Deepwali Restaurantis situated at Paras mahal in Udaipur. We serve fine multi-cuisine include Thai, Indain, Chinese, Continental, etc.

 

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