Udaipur is one of the most picturesque locales in Rajasthan. Taking an Udaipur tour is a must for tourists visiting Rajasthan. Splendid Arravallies, intimidating peaks and crystal clear lakes are part of Udaipur Tourism. Udaipur that is also known as Lake City is one of the favorite tour destination in India. Udaipur that was laid out in the year 1559 by Maharaja Udai Singh was the capital of the then Mewar. The Udaipur tourism consists of tour attractions in Udaipur as well as excursions around Udaipur.
Tourism Attractions of Udaipur
Maharajah Jagat Singh II built the Lake Palace or the Jal Mahal in 1754
that stands tall in the middle of Lake Pichola. Surrounded by the rugged
hills of Arravallies, the place is a must visit during the Udaipur tour.
The Palace is constructed using pretty white marble with excellent
handicrafts hanged all over the walls.
The jewel of Udaipur tourism, City Palace is situated on the banks of
Lake Pichola. This magnificent and inspiring citadel has been designed
with the help of mirror and glass works. Built in 19th century, City
palace is known for its subtle symmetric patterns.
Jag Mandir is another must visit locale in Udaipur tourism. Jag Mandir
is an island palace that is located in Pichola Lake and was constructed
by Maharana Karan Singh for the hideout of prince Khurram. It highlights
the best form of carvings including rows of elephants that flank the
Fateh Prakash Palace
A perfect example of luxury and style, Fateh Prakash Palace is another
must in Udaipur Tour. Maharana Fateh Singh was the real occupant of this
palace and stayed there between 1884 and1935 A.D.
It is located in the Fateh Prakash Palace and maintains huge number of
crystal items. Maharana Sajjan Singh has ordered these crystals from the
F & C Osler England. It includes all sorts of items such as couches,
sofa sets, dinning table, dressing tables, fountains and beds.
Excursions Around Udaipur
The latest addition to the Udaipur tour is a visit to Shilpagram.
Shilpagram is designed on the concept of village. Built up on 70 Acres
of land in the vicinity of Arravallies, the place is famous for its
terracotta work that is mainly done in dark brown and dark red sand
A must visit tourism destination; Ranakpur is known for its sculptured
Jain temples. These were built during the reign of Rana Kumbha that have
as many as 29 halls and 1,444 pillars.
40 km from Udaipur, Haldighati has secured its place in history
forever. It was at Haldighati in 1576 that Maharana Pratap had a fierce
battle with Mughal Emperor Akbar. Since then, the place has turned in to
a tour destination.
22 km from Udaipur, high walls surround a temple complex of 108 temples
that is known as Ekling Ji. Built completely out of red sandstone, in
the year 1734, the temples are devoted to the regal deity Ekling Ji.
Located 48 kilometers from Udaipur, this temple is one the most
distinguished Vaishnava shrines of Lord Krishna and a not-to-miss
destination during Udaipur tour. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine
during the festivals.
Kumbhal Garh Fort
Located 84 km from Udaipur, Kumbhalgadh fort was built by Maharana
Kumbha. It is the second most important fort in Mewar region after the
Chittaurgarh Fort. Crowning the Arravallies, the fort was tough to
conquer because of the seven great gates that guard its entrance.
48 km from Udaipur, it is an artificial lake built in 17th century by
Maharana Jai Singh. The marble 'Chhatris' along the shores adds elegance
to this second largest manmade lake in Asia.
How to Reach Udaipur
Debock Airport is 24 km from the city center; Daily flights connect
Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi.
Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities such as Delhi,
Mumbai, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Lucknow and Agra.
Udaipur is connected to major cites such as Delhi, Jaipur, Agra,
Mathura and Jaisalmer through A/C and deluxe coaches.