Just see the Aravali hills and the serene waters of any of the lakes of
Udaipur from a distance and you'll realize why this city attracts tourists
from all over the world. The palaces of the place look as if they are a part
of some fairy tale. The other attractions of the place which include
temples, gardens as well as the narrow lanes, all have a story to tell.
Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes or the Venice of the East
and the White City of Rajasthan. You may take up any name for
dissection and you'll find that there is a story behind each one of them.
When Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1599 AD, little did he
know then that the city would go on to become the cynosure of all eyes from
around the world.
» City Palace :
This elegant palace is a marvellous
marble structure located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Its positioning on a
hill and abundance of balconies gives you some of the finest views of the
Lake Pichola and surrounding areas. The style of construction of the palace
is an eclectic blend of the medieval European and Chinese architecture.
» Lake Palace :
Located on an island in the midst of
Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace was used by the royal family for recreation
especially during summers. Now it has been converted into a heritage hotel
so that anyone can have a peek into the lifestyle of the royals. Superb
location, fairy tale surroundings and intricately designed interiors, the
Lake Palace has it all.
» Saheliyon Ki Bari :
Located on the banks of Fateh
Sagar Lake, this beautiful garden was built for the 48 maidens who had come
with a princess after her marriage. The Saheliyon ki Bari has lush lawns,
fascinating fountains and four pools as well which were used for recreation
by the ladies.
Staying in Udaipur
palaces, lakes and the royal past of the city all combine to offer
you a distinct vacation experience. Add to your experience the hotels of the
city and you have a collection of memories that you are unlikely to erase in
the foreseeable future. The heritage hotels of the city offer you a complete
royal experience that will pamper you no end. The five star hotels of the
place combine class and comfort to give you a smooth travel experience. For
those who need to pay heed to the budgetary considerations will find the
budget hotels Udaipur just right for their needs. The prominent hotels of
Udaipur are Rajmahal Bhindar, Garden Hotel, Amet ki Haveli, Fateh Prakash
Palace, Hotel Devigarh, Laxmi Vilas, Udaivilas Resort and Trident Hilton
Shopping in Udaipur
Shopping in Udaipur is always a pleasing experience and you'll have many
options to choose from if you want to buy some souvenirs from the place. The
items that you are likely to be attracted towards are hand painted fabrics,
silver jewellery, folk toys, turbans and miniature paintings of Rajput
style. Udaipur is also famous for metal images of Gods and Goddesses that
are made in Molalla village. The popular shopping areas are Lake Palace
Road, the area near Rang Niwas Palace Hotel and Jagdish Temple.
There is a domestic airport in Udaipur which is connected by regular
flights with other major cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. Udaipur is well
linked by railway network as well which connects the city with all the major
cities such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chittaurgarh. The road
connections of Udaipur with the nearby cities and other major cities is also
quite extensive and convenient, and the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and
Madhya Pradesh are easily accessible from here.