Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This ‘Venice of the East’ has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerizing temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.
Udaipur was created by Maharana Udai Singh and it became the capital of the Mewar Kingdom. The city flourished under many rulers of the dynasty.
Located in a valley and surrounded by four lakes, Udaipur has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human effort, to make it one of the most enchanting and memorable tourist destinations.
It justifies all names ever offered to its charm from ‘Jewel of Mewar’ to ‘Venice of the East’.
And though the entire city’s architecture is flattering, the Lake Palace hotel is something that offers the city a visual definition. The revered Nathdwara temple is about 60 km from Udaipur.
The city has an interconnected lake system which helps in the regeneration of groundwater and regulates the climatic conditions. Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Lake Pichola, Lake Badi, and Doodh Talai Lake are some of the famous lakes here. Lake Palace or Jag Nivas in Lake Pichola is now a heritage hotel run by the Taj group.
It is voted as the most romantic hotel in the world and in India.
Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the ‘Great Wall of China’. Kumbhalgarh Fort one of the prominent forts built by the rulers of Mewar. Kumbhalgarh Fort is now situated in Rajasmand district. It once belonged to the Mewar Kingdom.
Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered as the second largest artificial lake in Asia.
The City Palace of Udaipur is a huge complex of palaces. It was started in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II.
Rajasthan is one of the prominent Zinc and Copper mining destinations. It is said Udaipur was a major mining site from the medieval times.