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Udaipur City Travel Guide



Udaipur seems to be the work of any divine painter. The romantic city, known for its tranquil atmosphere and the air of romance, has earned the epithets like 'Venice of East' and 'City of Lakes'. Other than the captivating lakes, the city and neighborhood region also offer majestic forts, impressive palaces and finely carved temples.

Fast Facts
Location Southern part of Rajasthan
Area 37 sq km
Climate Hot in summer; Cold in winter
Best time to come October to March

Travel Attractions
City Palace Complex
City Palace Complex is a conglomeration of palaces. Major part of the complex has been preserved as the City Palace Museum. The museum hosts large enough collection of artefacts. The armoury section holds collection of old weapons. Building of the palace was started by Maharana Udai Singh II.

Lake Pichhola
Aquamarine expanses of Lake Pichhola present a fascinating sight. The majestic palaces built in the midst of lakes are must-see. There reflection in the water of the lake is very impressive.

Rajsamand Lake
Rajsamand Lake is located on the way to Kumbhalgarh. Built by Rana Raj Singh, the lake is known for its picturesque surroundings. When the rays of a reddish sky reflect to the tranquil lake, the sight looks very beautiful. Several intriguing structures on the banks of the lake make it more impressive.

Saheliyon Ki Badi
Sahaliyon ki Badi a garden cum pond built by Rana Sangram Singh II. The purpose was fun of the royal ladies. The badi is still well maintained. It is equipped with kiosks and fountains and the delightful lotus filled pool, ornamented by marble elephants, enhances its beauty.

Pratap Memorial
Atop a hill overlooking Fateh Sagar lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap who even defied Mughal emperor Akbar. The passage to to statues passes visa beautiful gardens.

Expeditions
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittaurgarh, Haldighati, Jain temple of Ranakpur, Temples of Eklingji and Nathdwara, Mount Abu

Special Event
Udaipur immerses itself in festivities at the time of Mewar festival which coincides with the festival of Gangaur. People attire themselves in their best, take out processions, and perform songs, dances and other programmes. Festivities end with impressive display of pyrotechnics.

How to Reach
Air: Udaipur is well-connected to major Indian cities and tourist destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Distance of Airport from the city is 25 km.

Train: Trains link Udaipur to several cities of India including national capital New Delhi and state capital Jaipur.

Bus: Excellent bus services are available from Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Condition of roads is very good.

Distance
Place Distance
New Delhi 670km
Jodhpur 260km
Jaipur 420km

Intra Udaipur Travel
Buses, taxi and auto-rickshaws are means of transport for travelling within the city. One can also rent a bicycle for moving around. Daily tours of main travel destinations are provided by some tour agencies.

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