Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations and an incredible city in Rajasthan, India. It is known by many names like ‘Venice of the East’, ‘City of lakes’ and ‘City of sunrise’. Udaipur is a beautiful land having water lakes, bordered by the lush-green hills of the Aravalis. The gardens, temples, palaces and lakes reflect the chivalry, epitomizing valor and heroic past. Large number of domestic and foreign tourists visit this city every year. So, if you are planning to visit this place, then go through this Udaipur Tour and Travel Guide from Splendid Vacations.
City Palace This palace was constructed in the year 1559 by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh and Located on the bank of the Pichola Lake. It has numerous palaces inside its complex and displays a fusion of the Mughal and Rajasthani architectural style. Hanging gardens, rooms, corridors, terraces, pavilions and courtyards constitute this whole palace. It is constructed on a hilltop, this palace gives an aerial view of the city and its surrounding.
Lake Pichola This is an artificially created fresh water lake is located in the heart of Udaipur and one of the oldest lakes in this city. The lake was created in the 1362 AD by a gypsy 'Banjara' tribesman, who transported grain during the rule of Maharana Lakha. You can enjoy boating in this beautiful lake.
Fateh Sagar Another artificial lake tin Udaipur that was built originally by Maharana Fateh Singh n 1678. But due to flood, the lake was washed away and was reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh in the year 1888. This pear-shaped lake is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills on 3 sides and with a straight gravity stone masonry dam on the eastern side.
Saheliyon Ki Bari This is one of the famous tourist attractions in Udaipur, which comprises of marble art, lush green lawns and fountains. It was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the 18th century for the 48 maids, who had accompanied the queen after her marriage. Apart from the fountains, marble elephants and kiosks, this garden is also embellished with bird-fountains and a lotus pool. It also comprises of huge collection of royal households that are on display in the museum located inside the garden complex.
Sajjangarh Palace Famously known as Monsoon Palace, which was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 1884. The main aim behind the construction of this palace was to watch the monsoon clouds. It is situated on the top of the Aravalli Hills and constructed on the marble pillars, this palace has high guards and turrets regulating each of the towers, along with rooms and a central court.
Ek ling ji Nagda (Former capital of Mewar)- This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the main deity of the former Mewar rulers. It is said to be founded by Acharya Viswaroopa in the year 734 AD. It houses a 50 feet high multi-faced black stone statue of Lord Shiva and the temple spreads in 2,500 square feet. The temple complex houses 108 temples made up of marble and sandstone. Mahadeva Chaumukhi, the deity is represented by a bust with four faces and considered as one of the important deities of the Maharanas of Mewar.