Rajasthan is a northern state of India. Biggest in terms of land one of the strongest state in terms of culture and traditions in India. Its palaces and forts are reminders of the many kingdoms that historically vied for the region. Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. Rajasthan have everything so if you really want to see real India than Rajasthan must be high on your bucket list. There are so many cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Pushker, Mount Abu and many more which are really worth visiting. Here we will discuss about the one of the most beautiful city of Rajasthan “Udaipur”.
Udaipur City of Lakes and also known as one of the romantic city of India. Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559. Formerly it was capital of Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur is situated around a set of artificial lakes. Udaipur offers you not only forts and palaces like all the other cities of Rajasthan, Its also offers few numbers of beautiful lakes and small mountains. All this lakes make this royal city so romantic and give you more reason to visit the city except forts and palaces. Lets check out here some of the best places to visit in Udaipur.
Lake Pichola and Lake Palace : Lake Pichola is one of the most popular lake in Udaipur. A sunset at Lake Pichola can make your evening awesome. You can have a boat ride in lake or can only sit there to enjoy a perfect sunset view. Lake Palace which is now a hotel also situated in Lake, which is one of the best hotel in India. A stay in palace could be your best stay ever in India.
Fateh Sagar Lake : This is also very popular lake in Udaipur. Fateh Sagar Lake is connected to Lake Pichola by a Canal. You will also find a small island in Lake called Nehru Island. Here also you can enjoy Speed Boat and Boat ride.
Monsoon Palace : Situated a bit outside of the Udaipur was build on Bansdara mountain. It was used as a Palace for Monsoon and hunting. It is one of most hyped sight in Udaipur. You might be disappointed by the building but it will really give some mind blowing view of the Udaipur. You can also visit a Zoo near to this palace.
City Palace Udaipur : City palace is one of the most visited attraction in Udaipur. A good example of typical Rajasthani architecture. Situated at the bank of Lake Pichola. It was constructed by Maharana Udai Singh and later extended by his successors. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Palace has so many different parts inside which makes it worth visiting. Amar Vilas is the most important and beautiful part of the palace.
Maharana Pratap Memorial : Maharan Pratap Memorial is situated at Pearl Hill over looking at Fatah Sagar Lake. Memorial was build by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of public trust. Main attraction of the memorial is a large bronze statue of Maharana Pratap with his most faithful horse “Chetak” . Chetak was very loyal to Maharana and stood by him till his last breath. Chetak was killed in battle of Haldi Ghati.
Above are some of the best places to visit in Udaipur but its not all about Udaipur. You can also visit some more places like Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Ahar Museum, Haldighati if you have more time.
Visit some more Lakes as Doodh Talai Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Udaisagar Lake.
Udaipur is connected to Delhi and Mumbai by flight and very well connected to all the major cities of by train. You can also visit it by road. Its also a part of the most royal train journey of India ‘Palace on Wheels‘.