Udaipur – Indulge into the Legends of Chivalry…The Fables of Romance
Udaipur, known as the ‘Venice of the East’ and erstwhile lakeside capital of Mewar, was founded in 1559 A.D. It is one of the most respectable of all the princely states in Rajasthan, recognised for sheer bravery and fame of the Mewar rules. The lovely city is nestled around azure waters of Lake Pichola, a sight of beauty and romance. It is a blissful blend of “sights, sounds and experiences;” a kaleidoscope of imposing forts, fairy-tale palaces and lush hills that add to its impeccable beauty and charm. Udaipur is a land of rich history, steeped in antiquity, exhibiting sheer cultural exuberance and traditions that will touch your heart. Embark on your journey to the City of Dawn – the land of fables and sagas of many a battle won and lost!
Places to Visit
Ideally known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur’s true beauty is hemmed around Lake Pichola, offering the breathtaking backdrop of the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur City Palace and the stunning Jag Niwas (Lake Palace). Watching the beautiful sunset along the horizon and boating on Lake Pichola are two major attractions that you are simply cannot miss. Other must-visit places in Udaipur are the mammoth City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Palace on Lake Pichola, Pratap Smark, Dudh Talai, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Sajjangarh Fort, Rajiv Gandhi Park and Karni Mata Ropeway.
Culture and Art
Udaipur is also an important centre for performing arts and crafts, and is recognised for its miniature paintings. The famed Shilpgram Festival is a testament of Udaipur’s rich cultural heritage, art forms and crafts. The majestic palaces and havelis are also finest instances of architectural and cultural marvel. Don’t miss to be a part of Rajasthan’s fairs and festivals that ideally highlight the rich traditions, heritage and folklores, deeply rooted and cultivated since the bygone era.