Whenever you go in Rajasthan, you can’t remain untouched by the rich & prosperous cultural heritage of the Udaipur. Let’s explore about 660 kilometers west of New Delhi, one of the most celebrated kingdom of Mewar and even most spectacular cities of Rajasthan. Popularly called as city of lakes, Udaipur was the historical capital of Mewar kingdom where you can take subtle glimpse of the glorious Rajput era. The alluring city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559. Located between the Aravali ranges and the banks of the lake Pichola, the city is one of the most well-known tourist haunt for many years. Giving shelter to numerous historical monuments, palaces and forts that witnesses a number of additions with each successive ruler of Mewar Kingdom.
Interesting Facts about Udaipur
- Popularly called as the city of lakes but the alluring place is also known as the white city due to predominance o white-colored structure in the city
- Being one of the most romantic city of Rajasthan; Udaipur is the favorite suiting destination for many Bollywood & Hollywood film directors
- Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO), rank among top solar observing site in Asia
Things to do in Udaipur
From the heady fragrance of its delectable cuisines to the dancing colors of native costumes, the city has lot to offer to its visitors. This unique city is famous for its all around numerous lakes. Udai Sagar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Rajasmand Lake, Jaismnad Lake and Pichola Lake are just few of the name which add charm to the city and beautify the landscape. These in and around lakes provide people with a wonderful way to spend a memorable evening either seating silently by the lake or boating.
Apart from these, the city of Udaipur is also known for its old palaces, forts and havelis. Each and every palace erected here pay tribute to the unique Mewar dynasty. The architectural styles of these monuments are extremely artistic and intricate.
Best time to visit Udaipur Rajasthan is during the winter season through months of September to March. During this time weather is very much pleasant and the temperature is moderate. The famous Mewar festival of Udaipur held here at the onset of spring attracts many tourists. This colorful festival also includes a vibrant display of Rajasthani folk culture and winds up with a display of fireworks.
Travelling to Udaipur
The nearest airport to Udaipur is Maharana Pratap airport located at Dabok which only 22 Kms away from Udaipur. Particular airport connects to major cities in India that includes Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
Udaipur is blessed with main broad gauge railway track and connects to all major railway stations in India. Superfast and express trains are also available from Udaipur to nearby cities like Jaipur and Jaisalmer.
The city has good network of road transport also. Rajasthan Roadways has public bus service plying between Udaipur and major cities in Rajasthan.