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
October - March
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
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Udaipur: 313001 Language : Hindi,Mewari,Marwari,Rajasthani,English Weather: Summer 30°C to 40°C Winter 10°C to 20°C
i wrote an article about my udaipur tour in telugu regional language. it was published in a daily newspaper.
Anjali from Gurugram, India5 ★
udaipur is a majestic city and is definitely worth visiting.
Dini from Udaipur, India5 ★
Abhinav from Delhi, India5 ★
Splendid and a most beautiful place in Rajasthan, loved the ambience, a beautiful city with lakes on both sides. O
Pampa Ray from Kolkata, India3 ★
Rao from Delhi, India5 ★
Dhiraj Ramchandani from udai, India2 ★
nice city, but during my visit, there was annual funfair in city, due to which i could not visit multiple places. this was predefined funfair, and it should have been informed to me by agent for not visiting the places in those dates, may be i could have adjusted. my day was spoiled.
Ankitkhushboo17 from Anand Parbat, India5 ★
awesome experience with supreme travelers.
Soumya from NA, 5 ★
i visited pratap gaurav kendra on september 21st 2018.really it is a great place to know the history of mewar and maharana family. i was impressed to see the documentary films and lighs and sound shows. the staff is very cooperative and dedicated to perform duties. one of the staff members shri manishji helped to drop the bus station by his bike as in the evening there was no taxi .many many thanks to manishji as well as the authorities. i request the authorities to encourage and maintain such n