Udaipur is often called 'Venice of the East'. It is also the 'city of lakes'. The Lake Palace Jag Niwas located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace Sajjan Garh on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilpgram festival is a great crowd-puller on new year.
Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur in 1559 AD.According to alegend Udai Singh was guided by a holy man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish his capital on that very spot. Surrounded by Aravali Ranges, forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable to external invasion than Chittaurgarh. Maharana Udai Singh died in 1572 and was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who valiantly defended Udaipur fromMughal attacks.
Maharana Pratap is the most revered Rajput iconwho gallantly fought the Mughals at the battle ofHaldighati in 1576. Mewar continuously defied foreign invaders and has a history of bloody battles until the British intervention in the nineteenth century when a treaty was signed to protect Udaipur. Upon independence, Udaipur merged with the union of India.
Summer 38.3 - 28.8 C
Winter 28.3 - 11.6 C
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Getting to Udaipur
Dabok Airport is 24 km. from Udaipur city. Linked by daily Air Service from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and Mumbai.
Udaipur is connected to and from Chittaurgarh, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi.
A wide network of bus services link Udaipur with ious destinations like Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh, Indore, Kota, Mount Abu and Mumbai.
406 km from Jaipur
275 km from Jodhpur
115 km from Chittorgarh
630 km from Agra
670 km from Delhi