was built by Maharana Udai Singh, to overcome the misfortunes that his old
capital of Chittaurgarh had to face due to continuos attack by the Mughal
armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the
banks of Lake Pichola - the city was named Udaipur after him.
How to Approach
Sky Way :
The airport at Udaipur air links it with other major
cities of India like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and Mumbai.
The railway network connects Udaipur with Delhi, Chittor,
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur.
Udaipur can be easily reached by road as well. There
are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations in Rajasthan
and neighbouring states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The Most Popular Sight to Visit
The City Palace
Overlooking the lake Pichola is the City Palace, a masterpiece - made of
marble and granite. City Palace is the largest palace in Rajasthan. Its
exclusive worksmanship makes it a must visit sights on every visitor's
itinerary. The three mahals
Baari, Dilkush and Moti, the Suraj Gokhada of the Sun Balcony, the Mor Chowk
Known for its beautiful peacock Mosaics ; the shrine of Dhuni Mata and the
Museum of Rana Pratap are the highlights of this complex.
Close to the City Palace is the Jagdish Temple which houses some imposing
sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors. At a short distance is
the Sahelion-ki-Bari or the Garden of Maidens which has four pools and
delicately carved kiosks and elephants in marble. Built in the early 18th
century, this is now a popular tourist spot.
The Lake Palace
The Lake Palace in marble, that seems to be floating on the Lake Pichola is
the main attraction of Udaipur. This place has now been transformed to a
luxury hotel, which can be accessed by boat from the city palace which
Archaeological ruins that date back to 4000 B.C. are found here. A museum
stands next to the excavation site. Also of interest are the beautiful
cenotaphs of kings near the Gangabhairu tank.
Other popular sights in Udaipur include Krishna Vilas, Lake Fateh Sagar,
Sajjan Niwas and Gulab Bagh, Machchalaya Magra, Doodh Talai, Jag Mandir, and
the Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum.
Things to Buy
Folk toys, brightly colored garments, hand printed textiles, batiks, dyed
saris, metal images, silver jewelry, and the Pichwal wall hangings are
amongst the many items that you may buy while shopping in Udaipur.
Passage to Udaipur - Made Easy
Udaipur is well connected with other major tourist destinations in
Rajasthan by air, rail and road. If your next travel destination is Udaipur,
then plan your tour to Udaipur properly. Booking your seats in flights and
trains to as per your comfort.
If you are starting from Delhi, then you can reach Udaipur by all the
travel means - air, rail & road. you can directly reach Udaipur from
Delhi by air, rail or road. You can also break your tour to Udaipur in
between. This will make your Udaipur Travel little less tiring, if you are
travelling to Udaipur by train or bus. You can halt in Jaipur or Ajmer while
on your way to Udaipur.
If you take the Delhi-Jaipur / Ajmer - Udaipur route, then you can board a
flight from Delhi to Jaipur and then you can catch a bus to Ajmer and then
to Udaipur. Udaipur is also connected by flight to Jaipur, if you can afford
it. This will also give you the opportunity to visit these places of
Udaipur in Rajasthan is properly connected to all the major destinations of
Rajasthan. If you are already there, then you can pick a bus to Udaipur,
which is easily available.