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UDAIPUR

The City of Lakes

With the Lakes all around and the romantic aura is what Udaipur is made up of. Blessed with the natural divine beauty, the grandeur of Udaipur expands with the human counterpoint. The city well recognized as the city of Lakes, besides just the lakes, this mesmerizing city furnishes itself with the magnificent palaces, astonishing forts and beautiful hills.
Located in the midst of Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, Udaipur sometimes is referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’. The royal city with a spectacular royal environment was the capital of Mewar for quite a few centuries. Spangled between the exquisite water bodies of Fateh Sagar, Pichola and Swaroop Sagar, Udaipur is the second most sought after tourist destinations of the flamboyant state Rajasthan. Proudly referred as the Venice of East, this city of lakes fascinates its travelers with the great grand royalty reflected in not only the forts and palaces but in the gardens and especially the Architecture which was the fusion of Rajputs and Mughal style.



CULTURE OF UDAIPUR




The city of Lakes has received a rich cultural heritage from the age-old days or say the bygone ages; the serene Lake Sites, splendid Forts and Palaces adds more charm to the rich legacy of this city. Like any other spot in Rajasthan, folk music and dance acquires an eminent place in adding to the city’s cultural richness. Some of the vibrant and exciting dances of Bhavai, Kalbeliya, Kachchhi Ghodi and Terahtaali multiply a sparkle to the rich cultural heritage of this impressive city of Rajasthan [Udaipur]. These artistic forms of performances are a vital part of every fair and festival celebrated in the city of Udaipur.

Some of the major instruments are – Morchang, Tanpura, Naad and Sarangi. Miniature paintings are quite in fame in this city. Udaipur is one of the preferred destinations when it comes to live by a destination wedding or celebration. It’s often opted as a movie sequence destination; Udaipur has been the shooting location for numerous Bollywood and Hollywood movies. To name some – Octopussy, Darjeeling Limited, Dhadak, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Guide and many more. Sports that are gratefully loved watching and playing by the locals of Udaipur include – Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Chess, archery, Badminton and many more. A few other sports are – Volleyball, Football, athletics etc.





ABOUT UDAIPUR AND ITS TOURISM
Udaipur known for its picturesque maze captivates travelers from all over the world. The history of city is glorified with flattering architecture and mesmerizing charm houses a plenty of magnificent forts, mesmerizing palaces, dazzling museums and enchanting temples. This ‘Jewel of Mewar’ with its extraordinary features and mesmerizing aura till today is capable enough to drive back people intro the most colorful and luxurious Rajput era. With a unique blend of land and water along with the splendid constructions surrounded by the lush greenery of hills expands the charm of the city on to greater heights.The alluring blend of sights, sounds and experience, this romantic city is an inspiration for any poets, painters and writers.

With its fairy tale palaces, lakes temples, gardens and narrow lanes, epitomizing valor and chivalry, the colorful festivals and the lively workspaces takes away the hearts of its visitors in no time.

ACCESSIBILITY TO UDAIPUR

Udaipur is accessible from every corner of the country with its two airports, Maharana Pratap Airport and Dabok Airport, a wide network of railways and by road as well.

  • By Air


    One of the major touristic cities of Rajasthan is dotted with an airport known as the Maharana Pratap Airport; it’s situated at Dabok at a mere distance of 22 Kilometers. Udaipur is well-linked to most of the prime cities of India – namely Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai etc. Some of the famous airlines that have daily flights to and from this exemplary city are Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India etc. Once you arrive at the Udaipur Airport, you can hire a cab to your pre-booked hotel.

  • By Road


    The city of Lakes is well-linked to Delhi and Mumbai via National Highway 8; the distance from Delhi to Udaipur is approximately an 11.00 hours journey. If you eagerly want to explore the various passing by views by comfortably sitting at the back seat of the car, then you can preferably hire a car in order to cover the distance and enjoy the journey. The Bus service network to Udaipur is also quite good in form; it’s linked by bus to several cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Ahmedabad, Indore etc [irrespective to what mode of transportation you choose, you will surely enjoy the ride to Udaipur].

  • By Train


    The Udaipur City railway station effectively offers its services to the locals as well as the guests of Udaipur; its adorned with a vast network of rail that connects it to most of the prime cities of India – Mumba, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Indore and Kota. Some of the well-known trains are Mewar Express, Gwalior-Udaipur Express, Chetak express, Bandra-Udaipur SF Express etc. You can also choose on exploring this amazing city via the remarkable Palace of wheels [one of the eminent luxury trains].

BEST TIME TO VISIT UDAIPUR

The points of attraction and the climate are the two components, which decide the destiny of a trip. Keeping these aspects in mind, the seasons of monsoon and winter are highly advisable. The interval of October to March is regarded as the best-suited duration for exploration.





Stay in Udaipur

You just have to voice your desires and Udaipur is up to fulfill all; this epic city is blessed with numerous spots of stay driven by multiple layers of comfort and amenities. It’s equipped with all categories of hotels, a few heritage hotels, Luxurious resorts, Homestays etc. you will definitely enjoy your stay at Udaipur.

Ideal Duration to Spend in Udaipur

This watery destination is truly appealing and captivating in nature; two days are sufficient for one to explore the major attractions of Udaipur. Here are the names of some prime touristic destinations situated in the city of Lakes – City Palace, Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari etc.

Shopping

Most of the major cities of Rajasthan is a shopping friendly destination; there are several activities one can involve with while undergoing the process of exploration in Udaipur. A trip to a culture-driven destination is always accompanied by an act of buying souvenirs; in fact, every trip is followed with a process of shopping. Udaipur resides under the influence of an exemplary mixture of entertainment and celebration; it’s a blend of sounds, sights and experiences.

This picturesque destination is not only known for organizing several national and international cultural events but it’s also well in highlight for housing some of the finest shopping destinations – here are the names of some shopping-friendly spots:
1- Hathipole 2- Ghanta Ghar [Clock Tower] 3- Jagdish Chowk Street 4- Shilpgram 5- Bapu Bazaar 6- City Palace Street 7- Maldas Street 8- Bada Bazaar 9- Rajasthali 10- Chetak Circle 11- Mochiwada Bazaar

What to buy from Udaipur [the city of Lakes]

Advance preparation is the key to saving some quality time; when you have a clear idea of what you are looking for, then the shopping becomes even fairer and fun – here is list full of highly advisable products: Ethnic clothes| classic Jackets| Jewellery| wall Hangings| Footwear| wall clocks| bags| Paintings| Sculptures| Turbans| Puppets| Musical instruments| dolls and many more.

Cuisine of Udaipur

What to eat and where to head looking for it; several questions wander in mind once you enter in the province of a whole new destination; these questions bother the most when you actually feel real hungry. Here are the names of well-known eating spots that serve the best cuisine –
1- Millets of Mewar 2- Shamiana Rooftop Restaurant and Coffee Shop 3- Jharokha Multi-cuisine Restaurant 4- Krishna Dal Bati Restro/Traditional Food in Udaipur 5- Lake Shore Restaurant 6- White Terrace Restaurant 7- Cafe Grasswood

What to Have in Udaipur

Dal-Bati Churma| kadhi Pakoda| Gatte Ki Sabzi| Papad Ki Sabzi| Mewari styled flavoursome curries etc. Here are the names of some must-have street food dishes – scrambled eggs, Kachori, Poha, Vadapav, Jalebi, Masala Chai etc.

Fairs and Festivals of Udaipur

The imposing city of Udaipur observes numerous days of religious importance; it’s blessed with serenity and calmness soaked destination in abundance. People belonging to the various walks of life and faith visit this welcoming city of Rajasthan, especially in the days of festive occasions. Here are the names of some major festivals that are celebrated on a wider scale in the mesmerizing city of Udaipur –
1- Gangaur Festival 2- Hariyali Amavasya 3- Shilpgram Utsav 4- Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi
If you wish to have a deep understanding of any zone’s culture, then becoming a part of some of the major festivals really helps.


TOP ATTRACTIONS IN UDAIPUR





  • City Palace
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    Situated on the banks of river Pichola, this magnificent City palace was built by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559. With the perfect fusion of European, Medieval and Chinese styles of architectures, this mesmerizing City palace is one of the Largest Palaces of the World that includes eleven other palaces inside it with an assortment of Mahal, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. Constructed with granite and marble, City Palace is the must explore attraction of Udaipur.

  • Lake Pichola
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    One of the human hand wonder in the city blessed with natural divine beauty, Lake Pichola was erected in 1362 AD. The oldest, one of the largest and one of the most beautiful lake of Udaipur fascinates people from all over the world. The perfect boat ride on the lake can let you see and feel the beauty and die.

  • Lake Palace
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    The marvelous architectural situated on the Island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Lake was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746. Being one of the prominent tourist attractions of Udaipur, it is now reserved as the Taj Lake Palace considered being one of the most romantic and mesmerizing hotels in the world.

  • Fateh Sagar Lake
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    Another artificial lake of Udaipur is again one of the prominent tourist attractions. With surreal blue waters and dazzling beauty, th8s Fateh Sagar Lake offers plenty of water sports apart from boating. Divided intro three islands, the largest one is now called the Nehru Park, the second houses the public park with water-jet fountains and the third houses the Udaipur Solar Observatory which is the best solar observatory site in Asia.

  • Saheliyon ki Bari
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    A mesmerizing scenic beauty garden by Sangram Singh II acted as a gift to his queen and her maids where they could relax in the natural beauty of the area. Designed by the king himself, till date this garden serves as an escape to the chaos of the city life to people.

  • Jagdish Temple
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    Standing tall in the complex of City Palace, Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The mesmerizing architecture of the temple includes the dazzling carvings, numerous appealing statues and serenic and calm atmosphere. Designed in stunning Indo-Ayan architectural style, this temple also houses other shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganesha, the Sun God and Goddess Shakti. Apart from these attractions, as per the point of interests of udaipur, one may opt for an Udaipur Shopping tour or you may witness the Folk Dance Show while you may have your lavish dinner in Bagore ki Haveli.

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