Udaipur was the capital of the former kingdom of Mewar. It was founded in 1559 by Maharaja Udai Singh II. It is called one of the most romantic destinations in the continent. The lake city is famous for majestic forts against a backdrop of the Aravallis, and lake Pichola, majestic havelis, serene temples, sublime museums, lake, art galleries and palaces. For history, culture and scenic beauty, Udaipur is also known as “Venice of the East”. Because of its mellow and stunning scenery, it was recently eternalised in Karan Johar’s movie Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani. The movie brought alive the romance of Udaipur beautifully, no wonder then it is also a sought-after wedding destination internationally.
A Must Visit
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If you love traveling and exploring destinations, then this is the perfect place for vacation. There are temples, palaces – the Lake Palace, City Place, Jag Mandir Palace, havelis – Bagore Ki Haveli and temples such as the Jagdish Temple. Walk through the bylanes of the city. Visit the Maharana Pratap memorial or the Saheliyon ki Bari and many more attractions of Udaipur. And while you are in Udaipur, make sure to watch the Light and Sound Show at City Palace.
Why Should You Visit
For its spectacular landscape, picture postcard hills, lakes, palaces, temples, havelis, and everything to do with Rajasthan in style.
There are ample of options for shopping in Udaipur. The place is a dream destination for tourists. From bright colourful and traditional clothes, to precious stones and silver jewellery, handicrafts, textiles, meenakari items and miniature paintings, Udaipur is known to have selected, curated Rajasthani arts and crafts. Many travelers every year visit this city from the entire world to see and experience the beauty and culture of the place.
When to Visit
The city of lake, Udaipur is pleasant through the year, except during summer, (from mid-March-June). Try and visit it during the monsoon – (July to September).
How to Reach
By Air: The Udaipur Airport is 24 km from the city center, and Indian Airlines flights connect Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, and Delhi.
By Rail: Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities. Some important train connections are from Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittaurgarh.
By Road: Bus service links Udaipur with several destinations. Agra Udaipur is 630km from Agra, 262 km from Ahmedabad, 406 km from Jaipur, 275km from Jodhpur and 185km from Mount Abu.