Udaipur is a beautiful city located in Indian state of Rajasthan. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities and tourist destinations in Rajasthan and India as well. Famed as the City of Lakes, the Romantic City, the White City, the City of Palaces, the Kashmir of Rajasthan, and the Venice of the East, Udaipur city is visited by a number of tourists from all over the world. It was the historical capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. This beautiful city was founded in the year 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput when he shifted his capital from the historical city of Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) to Udaipur. It continued to be the capital city of Mewar till 1818 when it became a princely state of British. Thereafter the province of Mewar became a part of Rajasthan when India got independence in the year 1947.
Spread across an approx. area of 37 square kilometers, the historical and beautiful city of Udaipur is the sixth largest city in Rajasthan. It has been emerged as a popular tourist destination because of its grand history, rich culture & tradition, picturesque locations, beautiful lakes, and Rajput era elegant palaces. This beautiful city is lovingly known as the City of Lakes or the Lake City in India because of its sophisticated lake system. There are five major lakes in the city which are key attractions of the tourists coming from the different parts of the world. Tourists can enjoy several water activities including boat rides on the lakes. Five major lakes in the city are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake (Kumharia Talab), Udaisagar Lake, and Doodh Talai Lake. Some other lakes in and around Udaipur city include Lake Badi (Jiyan Sagar Lake), Chota Madar, Bada Madar, Rangsagar Lake, Goverdhan Sagar Lake, and Dhebar Lake (Jaisamand Lake).
Tourism in and around Udaipur city will provide you a great experience to cherish for lifetime. There are numerous attractions including lakes, palaces, heritage hotels, gardens, and temples in and around the city which will amaze you on your Udaipur sightseeing tour. The city is dotted with several historical and beautiful palaces. You can visit famous palaces like City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace (also known as Lake Garden Palace and Jagmandir Island Palace), Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace), Fateh Prakash Palace, and Shiv Niwas Palace. Because of the beautiful and palatial palaces, the city is also often referred to as the City of Palaces. These palaces are architecturally beautiful and will provide you a great experience there.
Udaipur is also known for having some of the finest and renowned luxury hotels and resorts in the world. The Taj Lake Palace and the Leela Palace hotels in Udaipur are among the most expensive hotels in the world. The Oberoi Vilas Hotel has been ranked as the world’s number 1 hotel in 2015. Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace, Hotel Fateh Prakash Palace, RAAS Devi Garh Palace (an iconic hill-top palace & heritage hotel and resort), and Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace some other hotels in Udaipur providing tourists luxury accommodations.
Apart from lovely lakes and palatial palaces, there are many other things to do and see in Udaipur city. Some other attractions in and around the city are Ahar Cenotaphs, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Jag Mandir, Bagore ki Haveli, Jagdish Temple, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park, Gulab Bagh & Zoo, Jag Niwas Island on Lake Pichola, Mohan Mandir, Karni Mata Temple, Arsi Vilas Island on Lake Pichola, Moti Magri, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Shilpgram, and Sajjangarh Biological Park.
Udaipur city is worldwide popular for exquisite handcrafts such as terracotta articles, marble articles, silver arts, artificial jewelry, handloom products, and paintings. The Shilpgram in Udaipur is very popular among arts and crafts lovers. It is a beautiful complex for increasing awareness and knowledge about rural arts and crafts.
On your Udaipur tour you can also make excursions to some fabulous destinations like Nathdwara Temples, Ranakpur Jain Temples, Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Eklingji Temple Complex, and Rajsamand Lake. Truly exploring Udaipur city and attractions around the city will give you a lifetime experience.
By Road: Udaipur city is well-connected by a brilliant road connectivity with all the major cities and towns in India. Frequent bus services are available from major cities of Rajasthan and neighboring states as well.
By Rail: Udaipur is well-connected by rail with other cities of Rajasthan and India as well. Frequent trains are available to and from Udaipur connecting cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
By Air: Udaipur city is well-connected by domestic flights with major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Kolkata.