Fast Facts about Udaipur

India

294

37 km2 (14 sq mi)

571,178, (2011)

September to March

Mewari, Hindi, English

lakes and palaces

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Udaipur

Known as the ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ – this lake city has acquired for itself a badge of an international travel destination. Since many decades, Udaipur has been one of the most romantic and alluring holiday spot for Indians as well as for foreigners.

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Introducing Udaipur

Located in a picturesque location amongst the Aravalli hills and several beautiful lakes adoring it, Udaipur is like an oasis in a desert. And quite literally, Udaipur retains its glory in a very grand manner. Famous for its greenery, this city is considered as one of the seductive cities of India. The Lake Palace placed strategically in the mid of Lake Pichhola is the highlight of this city.

Rajasthan is famous for its white marble; it is from Rajasthan the marble for Taj Mahal went. One can feel that specialty in the city of Udaipur. A plethora of heritage buildings with shimmering white marble make a very royal ambience and their reflections in the lake give this city a very romantic feel. May be this is one of the reasons because of which Udaipur is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’.

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History of Udaipur

Every city of Rajasthan has a history attached to it and Udaipur has a very special mention. The importance of this city can be measured by the fact that it has been the capital of Mewar which was ruled the mightiest Rajput clan, Sisodias. It is believed that Sisodias is the oldest ruling family of thr world. Merged into the princely state of Rajasthan after independence in 1947, Udaipur was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1557 A.D. On the counseling given by a sage to Udai Singh that Udaipur is a very fertile land and is well-protected by the range of Aravalli hills and will be an ideal place as a capital, the king shifted from his previous capital of Mewar, Chhittorgarh. The hermit blessed him that once he builts his capital in Udauipur, the fortunes of his family will enhance drastically.

Chhittor was already under threat by the Mughal Emperor Akbar who defeated Udai Singh in 1568 and took over the city. When Mughal Empire started to subside, the Sisodias started recapturing many parts of Mewar but could not bring back the majestic Chittorgarh Fort under their regulation.

 

Udai Singh created one of the most picturesque manmade lakes in Rajasthan, The Picchola Lake. Further, a city palace was also constructed in the middle of lake and this palace stands out to be the symbol of Udaipur. This masterpiece of the Mewar dynastsy gives a unique identity to its architectural excellence quite unique to the Mewar dynasty. The city palace went on expanding until it could claim itself to be one of the largest palaces in the world. Udaipur is equally famous for the beautiful getaways which surrounds this city- the jain temples in Ranakpur, mountain fortress of Kumbhalgarh and the soothing hill station of Mount Abu.

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