A palace of palaces “The City Palace of Udaipur” is located on the bank of beautiful Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The development of City Palace Udaipur is credited to several kings of Rajput dynasty, starting from Maharaja Udai Singh, and way back in 1559. The balconies, cupolas, and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city. Udaipur’s City Palace is an example of the splendour that the rulers of Mewar enjoyed centuries ago, and it still appears to be just as majestic.
Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is a major tourist attraction which is also known as the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called the temple of Jagdish Ji. he temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh (I) in 1662 AD in Nagara* style of architecture. The first and the second story of the temple possess 50 pillars each and all have magnificent carvings which add to temple beauty. The Jagdish temple was also built with Hindu architectural science of ‘Vastushstra’.
Lake Pichola is an man-made fresh water lake, founded in 1362 AD, it was named after the adjacent Picholi village. This lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide, originally built by Maharana Udai Singh II. Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Take photographs of numerous palaces and their reflections in the water, take a boat-ride to the famous island palaces built in the lake and enjoy the sunset from the sunset point, you will undoubtedly fall in love with it.
Situated on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace is the most compelling of Udaipur’s attractions. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II almost two and a half centuries ago and is now revered as the Taj Lake Palace, one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the world. With the Aravalli Hills and city palace as backdrop, the beauty of the Palace and its surroundings is further accentuated.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Udaipur’s unmatched beauty has a fair number of things adding to the city being known as the Venice of the east, and with so many amazing sights to behold, Saheliyon ki Bari is also one of them. Saheliyon-Ki-Bari or ‘garden of the maids’ in English was built by Maharana Bhopal Singh for a group of 48 young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The garden is surrounded by lush green trees, magnificent lotus pools and elephant shaped fountains. The Queen and her companions used to enjoy endless hours of relaxation and fun and that explains the name of this nature-blessed garden.
Moti Magri is one of the interesting tourist attractions of Udaipur, the city of dawn. Many people come here to pay their homage to the Rajput Hero, Maharana Pratap and his loyal horse. Moti Magri or the Pearl Hill is a beautiful hill from where you can enjoy the bird-eye view of the Fateh Sagar Lake. One can also visit the attractive Japanese Rock Garden and the remnants of one of the forts of Udaipur, which are located near this hill.
The Sukhadia circle is a large round which is situated right in the heart of the city. This place is used as a evening relaxation place with beautiful gardens and a nice pond. This square attracts many, especially children. Children make funs in the lawns and float toy boats in the pond. As you visit this place there are many fun filled activities available here like the horse Tonga, camel rides, and even a few outdoor games are available here which you could enjoy with your kids. Sukhadia Circle is the most popular tourist vicinity of Udaipur.
Gulab Bagh (Sajjan Niwas Garden) is the largest garden in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Gulab Bagh is an old Sub-City Level Park, having lush green campus and several places of attraction including ponds, library, zoological park, temples and several government offices. The garden covers an area of about 100 acres and has a large variety of well maintained roses. Named after the gulab (roses) that grow here, Gulab Bagh is located on the banks of the famous Pichola Lake. During 1850's, Maharana Sajjan Singh took the initiative to built this beautiful garden. The main attraction of Gulab Bagh are the roses in the garden. There are several varieties of roses found here including some from foreign lands.
Built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678, Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the many artificial lakes in Udaipur. It is a major tourist attraction where people flock to enjoy boating on the surreal blue waters and look at the scenic beauty. Fateh Sagar Lake is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand lake. Blue waters of the lake and the backdrop of green has given the soubriquet of ‘the second Kashmir’ to Udaipur town.
If you are planning a vacation in Udaipur, then you must go visit Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh). Built by its namesake Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. Perched on top of a distant hill like a fairy-tale castle, this melancholy, neglected late-19th-century palace was constructed by Maharana Sajjan Singh. Once you reach the hills, you have to climb them to reach the palace.