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Udaipur:

Udaipur MADE BY:VIRAJ ROCKS

Index :

Index Weather History of Udaipur Places of interest Culture Cuisine People Language Religion Dance Shopping Accommodation Local transport How to reach

Weather :

Weather Climate : Tropical Summer temperature : Minimum: 28.8 Maximum: 38.3°C Winter temperature : Minimum: 11.6 Maximum: 28.3 °C Annual rainfall: 637mm

History of Udaipur :

History of Udaipur Udaipur, the fairy tale city with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559.  The city is dominated by the massive City Palace which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces.  Picturesque havelis , ghats and temples lines the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.

Places of interest :

Places of interest The imperial city of Udaipur boasts of picturesque lakes, massive forts, beautiful palaces, art museums, well-laid gardens, architectural temples, colorful fairs and festivals. Here are some of the places of Udaipur

LAKE PICHOLA:

LAKE PICHOLA Hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments, surround Udaipur's famous lake. The two island palaces, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, are situated on it.

CITY PALACE :

CITY PALACE The City Palace stands on a hill on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded by crenulated walls. Built in 1567, it is composed of 4 major palaces and several minor palaces that form a single façade.

CRYSTAL GALLERY :

CRYSTAL GALLERY The Crystal Gallery in Fateh Prakash Hotel overlooks the grand Durbar Hall. It has a rare collection of Osler's crystal ordered from England by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. It includes crystal chandeliers and crystal furniture like chairs, dressing tables and a bed.

JAGDISH TEMPLE:

JAGDISH TEMPLE Built in 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh I and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple has an imposing 79 ft high pagoda covered with sculptures of dancers, musicians, elephants and horsemen. It is the city's largest and most resplendent temple.

Jag Mandir Palace:

Jag Mandir Palace Jag Mandir Palace is a beautiful palace located on the southern island of Lake Pichola. The three-storied Palace is a palatial structure made in yellow sandstone and marble. Built in early years of 17th century, Jag Mandir Palace was raised by Maharana Karan Singh to serve as a hiding place for Prince Khurram (popularly known as Shah Jahan).

Saheliyon Ki Bari :

Saheliyon Ki Bari Saheliyon Ki Bari is one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of maids".

Maharana Pratap Memorial :

Maharana Pratap Memorial Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. In Hindi, memorial is known as "smarak" and smarak is always made in the memory of loved ones.

Shilpgram Fair :

Shilpgram Fair Shilpgram Mela is held annually in the west of the city of Udaipur. Shilpgram Crafts Fair is organized to promote art and craft of Rajasthan. Since, Rajasthan has always been famous for its handicrafts and artwork; this fair is a perfect destination to try out the hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works and handicrafts.

Mewar Festival :

Mewar Festival Mewar festival is observed to welcome the arrival of spring season with all zest and dedication in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The spirit of the festival can be seen throughout the state of Rajasthan, since Udaipur has been always the governing place of the Mewar rulers, you will find its exact flavor in the city of Udaipur.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum :

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is one of the most famous museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan. This rare compilation varies from typical rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and folk deities

Culture :

Culture Colorful festivals and fairs depict the cultural prosperity of Udaipur. The lakes, temples, huge forts and palaces boast about the rich legacy of this city.

Cuisine:

Cuisine Udaipur cuisine comprises vegetarian dishes as the place is highly dominated by Jainism and Vaishnavism . Food is usually made from lots of vegetables and lentils. It is seasoned with a great variety of spices that are unique to the lands of Rajasthan. You can find type of curries ranging from Lentil to yoghurt. Dried mango by the name of ' Ocra ' and beans of ' sangri ' is accompanied by many meals. Deep-fried breads and extensive use of chili makes the cuisine of Udaipur, a delicious one

People:

People Udaipur dwellers are really friendly and good to be with. On your first look, you will find them rugged, but these people are really good at heart. Untouched by the pace of modern times, these desert people are well-built, simple and cheerful. Here, people usually prefer wearing bright colored clothes. The traditional attire of women is 'Ghaghra choli' (Skirt & blouse) and for men, angrakha (Kurta) and dhoti would do.

Language:

Language To communicate, language is really important. Mewari is the primary language of Udaipur, yet Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also common in the city.

Religion:

Religion Jainism is the main religion which is observed in Udaipur. Other religions include Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity in the decreasing order

Dance :

Dance The dynamic and vibrant dance adds sparkle to this romantic city of Udaipur. Udaipur doesn't have its own dance that is especially linked with it. However, the dances that are famous all over Rajasthan make the dance of Udaipur too. Bhavai, Ghoomar, Kachhi Ghodi, Kalbeliya and Terahtaali are the unusual dances of Rajasthan. Still, dance of Dandi Gair is associated with Marwar and hence with Udaipur.

Shopping:

Shopping Udaipur offers the exquisite variety of handicrafts. They may range from toys, bewitching puppets, wall hangings, pen stands, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, painted wooden box to Greeting cards. Udaipur has an assortment pottery too that can be availed in both metal and mud. Pottery covers all kings of pots, plates, vessels and different kinds of containers. Apart from this, brassware and terracotta sculptures are also popular.

Accommodation :

Accommodation Luxury Hotels Inder Residency Leela Palace Kempinski Trident Udaipur Udaivilas Budget Hotels Ashish Palace Baba Palace Govindam Palace Padmini Palace

Local transport :

Local transport If you are touring the city, you can hire taxi/cab that is available in variety, ranging from luxurious cabs to average ones. You can choose taxi as per your preference, comfort and luxury.

How to reach :

How to reach By Air Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur , Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad . By Rail There are frequent trains which run to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur , Mumbai and Delhi. One can also travel to this beautiful city by the luxurious Palace on Wheels . By Road There are many luxury buses running from major cities like mumbai , delhi , ahmedabad and government buses are also running

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