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Travel guide to Udaipur

Udaipur

The city is weighted with luxuries and beauty of nature located in the oldest mountain range on earth “Aravali Ranges” in Rajasthan. The beauty of the city is far-flung so that many phrases are ad-libed on the city such as “Venice of the East”, the “Kashmir of Rajsthan”, the “Most Romantic City of India”, the “City of Demos”, the “City of Sunrise”, the “City of Temples” and the “City of Historicity” are used to describe the Udaipur. The Udaipur with delightful Aravali Range and punctate with cerulean water lakes is deluge of romance and beauty. The city is consecrated with gratify tiny-hills, glistening lakes, ancient forts, conscientious gardens and well stoked museums. Everyone fall in love with the city by its fascinating highlights at the very first sight.Beside the romance and beauty of nature, the city has beautiful temples which create a sense of culture with their spiritual elation. The city is fusion of sights, sound and experience.

Tourist Attraction

The Udaipur  is the city where the art, heritage, royalty, religion,  gallantry come together. The city has several historical palaces or forts built by the Rajput kings including Ahar Cenotaphs (royal cenotaphs of the Mewar), City Palace (400 years old palace), Bagore ki Haveli (build on the waterfront of Lake Pichola), Lake Palace (known as Jag Niwas), Monsoon Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari (built from 1710 to 1734) and Maharana Pratap Memorial (Moti Magri) etc. Besides the historical palaces, the city has several glistening lakes which increases the beauty of the Udaipur. The lakes are Badi Lake (artificial water lake built in 16th century), Doodh Talai Lake, Fatah Sagar Lake (artificial lake) and finally the oldest lake Pichola Lake (built in 1362 AD and there are four islandson the lake) etc. Spirituality places include Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Neemach Mata Temple etc. The other places nearby are Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal (art institute), Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Haldighati Pass and Sajjangarh Biological Park (a wildlife sentuary), Shilpgram and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park.  

History and Culture

The Rajput king Maharana Udai Singh founded the beautiful city in 1553 and established it as the new capital of the Mewar region. The city is surrounded by a wall with seven gates which were built to protect the city from the external attacks. The wall was built in the 16th century when Mughal king Akbar attacks the Mewar kingdom. The seven gates respectively name as Surajpole, Udaipole, Chandpole, Hathipole, Brahmpole, Ambapole and so on. When we talk about culture in Rajasthan then we can’t ignore Udaipur, From the ancient time the city has received a rich cultural heritage. The shimmering lake, huge forts and palaces bluster about the rich legacy of the city. Similar to any other city in the state, the Udaipur cultural richness increased by folk dance and music. The energetic and vigorous dances of Ghoomar, Bhavai, Kachchhi Ghodi, Kalbeliya and Terahtaali add a glitter to rich culture heritage of Udaipur. The Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is a institute of art and culture with a museum which displays the old traditional dresses and jewelry which shows Rajasthani culture. The city has also famous for its festivals such as Gangaur Festival, Shilpgram Utsav, Haryali Amavasya, Jagannath Rath Yatra and Jal-Jhulni Ekdashi.

Cuisines

The Maharajas of the Rajasthan are known for their lavish style of dining. The delicious Rajasthani food offered in Udaipur are Ker Sangri (Crunchy & spicy), Gatte ki Sabji, Papad ki Sabji, Kadi, Dil Jaani, Mawa ki Kachori, Pyaaj ki Kachori, Dal Baati Churma, Hot & Spicy Mirchi Bada and the most famous sweet desert of Rajasthan Ghevar.