The city of lakes, the Venice of the East, the most romantic place in the continent, has been called by many names, in an effort to do justic to its unique landscape and versatile experiences for the traveller, not just the tourist. Here, one can have excatly the holiday he/she wants to; a relaxing, luxurious trip, a heritage holiday, a walk down the history lane, or even an adventurous ones. Below is a list of places that you can opt to go to, depending on your interest. Don’t be surprised if get confused
Bagore Ki Haveli
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To catch a glimpse into the aristocratic Mewar culture of the past, visit Bagore Ki Haveli, built by Amir Chand Badwa in 18th century, and located on the waterfront of the Lake Pichola. With over 100 rooms, the erstwhile residence of the royal family is now a restored museum, with costumses, hukkas, utensils, period photographs, carpets, all that was part of the royal way of life, displayed here. There is also a puppet and cultural show in the evening showcasing a variety of tribal and regional dances of Rajasthan.
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Jagmandir, made of yellow sandstone and marble, is bulit on an island on Pichola lake. The construction of the palace was initiated and completed by three Maharanas of Mewar. Started by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharan Karan Sing and was completed by Maharna Jagat Singh. The Jagmandir’s architecture is an amlagamation of Mugal and Rajputana. It is one of the top highlights of Udaipur, from where one can catch the quintessential lake and hill views of the city. For this reason, it has also been featured in many Bollywood movies. It has become a complete destination, with a cafe, restaurant, bar and spa. Book your choice of experience here, take a boat ride and enjoy the city the way it is meant to best.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
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The musuem is an effort to showcase the folk art, culture, heritage music and festivities of the state. Those fond of uncovering and discovering history must make a trip to this place. For this reason, it is favourite with scholars and researchers from across the world. Expect costumes, instruments, paintings, puppets, turbans, mask, jewellery at the musuem. Established to study the crafts, their genenis and development, and it also has a training centre in puppetry for children, artists and teachers, towards conservation of the art. You can catch a performance of puppetry or folk dance, which happens in the evening here.
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The Monsoon Palace, built in the outskirts of Udaipur, on top of a hill, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar in 1884. Built to track the movement of clouds and the monsoon then, today it has become a popular point to catch the unique view of the lake, hills and landscape of Udaipur. It is also a good place to catch the sun set in the Aravallis.