Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditation on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favorable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advice of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.
A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the 'Tripolia' with eight marble porticos. The Maharana were weighed under the gate in the gold, the equivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace.
Jagmandir is a palace built on an island on the Lake Pichola. Also called the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the construction for this began in 1620 and was completed around 1652. The royal family used the palace as its summer resort and for hosting parties. The Palace had such an impact on Emperor Shah Jahan that it went on to become the inspiration for one of the most magnificent Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.
The collection within the grounds of the Garden Hotel comprises a variety of vintage and classic vehicles like Cadillac, Chevrolet, Morris etc owned by the Maharanas of Udaipur. They used these automobiles as their luxurious modes of transport.
Maharana Pratap Smarak is a fine historical site which is dedicated to the best hero of Rajasthan Maharana Pratap. The site is located on the Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, and this beautiful sight oversees the Fateh Sagar Lake and depicting the best pose of Maharana riding on his favorite ride ‘Chetak’.
A beautiful lake,overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park-a lovely garden island with a boat shaped café accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.
The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later enlarged by the founder. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas(Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking.
The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.
This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.
Udaipur Taxi Cab Service offer Udaipur Excursion tours that covers Eklingji, Nagda, Nathdwara, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh. Udaipur excursion tours are divided in three different sectors which areSector A: Eklingji, Nagda & Nathdwara
The Ekling Ji Temple is a stunning complex various temples in Kailashpuri a small village located just 22 kms in the north of Udaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by Bappa Rawal in 734 A.D. The magnificent architecture of Eklingnath Temple is simply remarkable.
Nagada is a small town famous for the Sas- Bahu Temples, located on the banks of Bagela Lake just 23 Kms in the north-west of Udaipur. In the 6th century, Nagda was found by Nagaditya, the fourth Mewar King.Nathdwara is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District, just north of Udaipur. This holy town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the Shrinathji, a 12th century "infant" incarnation idol (murti) of Krishna.
Ranakpur is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district, 23 kms. away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush green valleys and streams and the heart capturing views drive away any fatigue of the journey.Kumbhalgarh is world famous for the Grand exotic Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort has a rock solid architecture and that is why it is the only unbeaten fort in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh (also called Kumbhalmer or Kumbalgarh) is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India.
Chittorgarh is yet another exotic fort of Rajasthan. It is situated 175 km to the east of Udaipur and is named after Chitrangad Maurya. Bappa Rawal, founder of the Sisodia dynasty, received Chittor as dowry from last the princess of the Solanki dynasty in mid-8th century AD. It covers an area seven mile covering 700 acres of land with its fortifications, palaces, temples and towers. The Chittorgarh fort stands on a 180 m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains below.