Udaipur – The Romantic Land of Beautiful Palaces and Lakes

Udaipur – The Romantic Land of Beautiful Palaces and Lakes

Udaipur – the beautiful lake city and a oasis in the desert also known as Venice of East. The city of lakes is linked with number of ghats and also a paradise for architectural lovers. It is one of the popular gateways in India. Udaipur is also known as City of Romance. Boat rides in Lake Pichola to visit the Jag Mandir Palace and Jag Niwas Palace is a must. It is capital city of the state of Mewar and also known as the center of performing artists and crafts. It is renowned for its miniature paintings.

Must visit attractions in Udaipur:

City Palace

City Palace is heart of Udaipur. It shows the architecture of Medieval, European and Chinese design which was built by Maharana Udai Singh.It is situated in the East bank of Pichola Lake. The rooms of the palaces are decorated with mirror tiles and beautiful paintings. It is converted into museum showcasing ancient weapons, clothes, furniture, etc. with the fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal Architecture. It includes the Palace of Pearls and the Palace of Mirrors. The balconies and towers of the Palace give a wonderful view of Lake. The hill top gives the panoramic view of the city. The famous Mewar light and sound show is must watch.

Lake Palace

It is originally called Jag Niwas Palace. This beautiful palace was built on Lake Pichola with the backdrop of Aravali hills which is served as Summer Palace; it is one of the most romantic places in Rajasthan. The architecture and design of the Palace is sculptured with beautiful marbles and designed tiles. The gardens, fountains and the pillared terraces are very beautiful to see.

Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli is a peaceful palace situated near Gangori Ghat near Pichola Lake having 138 rooms with the display of beautiful traditional costumes and modern art. The main attraction is the puppet room having hundreds of variety of puppets. In the evening, the haveli lightens and stages have traditional dance and music performances of Rajasthan. Haveli looks marvelous when glows in the dark night. It is the ideal place to enjoy the view of Lake Pichola. Dance and music shows is a must watch in the evening. Bagore Ki Haveli Museum is also a good place to see the ancient things.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari also known as Courtyard of Maidens was built in 1710. Its beautiful gardens with amidst greenery, huge pond with beautiful lotus, elephant shaped fountains makes one feel the nature. The distinct sound of water flowing and mingling of birds is very peaceful to hear.

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is a man-made lake with two beautiful islands – Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. Its name Pichola came from the neighbouring Pichola village. It is considered as one of the most romantic places in the world. It is surrounded by many ghats and temples. And also there are numerous palaces on all sides of Lake Pichola. Boat rides to the famous islands with having a breathtaking view of Lake and Palaces are very amazing to see.

Fatehsagar Lake

Fatehsagar Lake gives a spectacular landscape depreciating one of the beautiful creations of the nature. There is a huge memorial of Maharana Pratap Singh with his horse, Chetak situated in Moti Nagri near Fatehsagar Lake. Fatehsagar Lake is connected to Lake Pichola by a canal. Boat rides are available to have some good time exploring the beautiful lake for both locals as well as tourists. The hilarious beauty of lake bordered by hills is very amazing to see. It also stands the Udaipur Solar Observatory.

Haldighati – Thermopile of Mewar

Haldighati is situated in the mountain pass of the hills of Aravali Range. It is one of the historical places of Mewar. Haldighati name is due to its reddish-yellow coloured soil in the region due to famous battle between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Rana Man Singh of Amber. The color of the soil is due to blood of the armies after the battle. It is world famous for its chaitry rose products and the mud art.

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Roshan Dibya Ranjan

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