Udaipur, popularly referred as the lake city of India, is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is famous for its exceptionally beautiful palaces, havelis (mansions), temples and a number of enchanting lakes and gardens. Udaipur is quite famous with honeymooners and holiday makers.
On your Palace on Wheels tour to Udaipur, you can visit the famous Lake Palace, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Sahelion- Ki- Bari Garden, Fateh Sagar Lake, and Jagdish Temple among other tourist attractions of Udaipur.
Lake Palace: The most beautiful tourist attraction of Udaipur, the Lake Palace (also known as Jag Niwas) is an enchanting island palace, built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1754. Situated on picturesque Lake Pichola, the white marble structure appears to be emerging out of the shimmering blue waters on the lake, making everyone spellbound.
City Palace: One of the largest royal complexes in Rajasthan, the City Palace stands majestically on a promontory on the picturesque Lake Pichola. The complex boasts 11 constituent Mahals (palaces), with balconies, towers and cupolas, offering a breathtaking view of the lake and its surroundings. The Durbar Hall, which was used as a venue for formal occasions like state banquets and meetings, has most luxurious interiors highlighted by some of the largest chandeliers in the world. The Palace also houses a museum displaying a number of interesting artifacts.
Jag Mandir: Jag Mandir is a beautiful island palace in the Lake Pichola, built by Maharaja Karan Singh in 1615 AD. The palace once sheltered the Mughal prince Khurram (later Emperor Shah Jehan, who built the world-famous Taj Mahal) who rebelled against his father Jehangir in the 1620's. The Palace has a giant stone sculpture of elephants and an impressive chattri (cenotaphs) that add to its beauty.
Sahelion- Ki- Bari: The Sahelion-ki-Bari Garden was built in early 18th century AD as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. The enchantingly beautiful Garden is famous for its lotus pool, fountains (in the shape of birds), lush green lawns, flowerbeds, and marble pavilions, offering a breathtaking view to visitors.
Jagdish Temple: Built in 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, Jagdish Temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple in Udaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is famous for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara. The temple represents a fine example of Indo-Aryan architectural style.
Fateh Sagar: Located close to the Sahelion-ki-Bari Garden, Fateh Sagar is beautiful lake built by Maharana Fateh Singh in1678. A canal built at the beginning of the 20th century connects it to the Lake Pichola. Nehru Park- a popular garden island with a boat-shaped café- is situated in the middle of the Lake.
Other not to be missed tourist attractions in Udaipur include the City Palace Museum, Maharana Pratap Smarak, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Shilpgram, and Rose Garden among many others.
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