City, formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. Udaipur,
the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city
in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the
East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of
Rajasthan". 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 city of
Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and
experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets,
painters and writers. Udaipur's kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces,
lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the
flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their
reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing
sight.Udaipur was named Asia's 2nd Best City of 2007 and Travel &
Leisure magazine named Oberoi Udaivilas as the "World's best hotel"
for 2007. Udaipur is a favourite marriage destination. Many
celebrities were married in Udaipur.
Udaipur, was voted the world's best city for travellers in 2009 in an
online poll by Travel + Leisure magazine, trumping last year's winner
Bangkok. Travel + Leisure will honour winners on July 21 in New York.
Maharana Pratap Airport
well connected with Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur & Mumbai many major
cities of India.
Udipur Railway Station
is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur & many more major
cities of India.
Well connected with all
nearby states & cities of India.
Sagar & Nehru Park
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.
Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour)
Udaipur is a city of lakes
and gardens, big and small. The Sahelion - ki - Bari is a fine
specimen. On the eve of his departure from Mewar, Col.Tod had shifted
to it so as to have some needed solitude. Much later, a thoughtful had
located a library in it !
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, chiselled kiosks and marble
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal
The interesting collection
exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses,
ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk
deities and paintings.
The ancient capital of
Sisodias, 3 km from Udaipur, Ahar boasts of a profusion of royal
cenotaphs of the rulers of Mewar. A rare collection of antiquities
including earthen pots, iron objects and other art items excavated in
the region are displayed in a small Govt.museum.
Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace)
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.
The hillside is thickly wooded and the former rulers maintained this
as a royal shooting preserve.
In the middle of lake
Pichhola is the island palace Jag Mandir where prince Khuman Singh
Later known as emperor Shahjahan who built world fame Taj Mahal,
sought refuse from his father emperor Jahangir. This three story
building was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1652 A.D.
In the mutiney of 1857 A.D., the Indian regiments stationed at Neemach
(M.P.) rebelled. English officers and women with their children had
taken refuge in a village named Dungla, Maharana Swaroop Singh had
then brought to Udaipur in safety and then kept them in comfort on the
island of Jag Mandir untill order was restored.
West Zone Cultural Centre in
Udaipur, Rajasthan has set up an artisan's village called - Shilpgram,
3 Kms west of Udaipur. It is a living ethnographic museum depecting
life style, traditions, customs and folk arts of the rural and tribal
people of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Daman,
etc. There are several huts constructed in the traditional
architectural style using mud and local building material to reflect
the geographical and ethnic diversity of the different states of west
zone of India.
The rural artisans and folk artists reside here and perform in the
natural surroundings in a village environment. Every year, more than a
lakh visitors visit this village which is spread out in an area of 55
acres, surrounded by Aravali mountains. The Shilpgram Utsav organised
every year from 23rd December to January 1st, attracts massive crowd
creating a scene of rural market fair and festival with live
performance of folk artist from different parts of the country. The
Terracotta Museum, the museum of masks, folk and musical instruments
are of particular attraction.
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay