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Visit if you like Lakes and Rajputana Architecture!
The city is all about the lakes and was founded by Udai Singh II. It was the good experience to explore the Rajasthani culture by visiting the dance show used to organize every evening at "Bagore Ki Haveli" where different forms of the traditional dances were shown to us.
Anyone can be easily mesmerized by the beautiful view of Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake especially at the time of sunset. Having a boat ride on Fateh Sagar is a good adventure and camel ride on the back side of the lake reminds for the traditional enriched culture of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is also known for its Food and hospitality. We opted for the Ras Leela Restaurant for the dinner and the view of Lake Pichola is beautiful from there. Jagdish Palace and Taj Palace are the two island those are situated in the beautiful Pichola lake and can be viewed or visited via boats.
I hope you guys have a pleasant stay at Udaipur :)
Visit for the Lakes and rich Heritage
I visited there at the end of the year 2017 and had a good time. City is beautiful and anyone can be mesmerized by the view of Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake. The city was founded by the Udai Singh II and truly reflects the Rajasthani tradition and culture.
The traditional dance show is performed at "Bagore Ki Haveli" every evening from 7 pm to 8 pm includes the various dance forms in Rajasthan. It is a must watch show and will fill you with joy and energy.
Pichola lake is beautiful and is best at the time of sunset, restaurants nearby lake are the best places to enjoy food with natural beauty. Ras Leela restaurant is the good one to try for the food and drinks. Other sites are City Palace and Jagdish temple are within walking distance.
Last but not the least camel riding is full of adventure near the Fateh Sagar Lake and snacks can be tried at Chaupati.
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History of Udaipur
Udaipur is among the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan. It also has a deep historic significance. It is believed that Maharana Udai Singh went on a hunt in the Aravalli Hills when he met with a hermit. The hermit told the king the fertile land on the banks of the Pichola Lake will serve as an excellent capital and will be protected by the hills. Consequently, it was established in the year 1553 as the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar. It is the birthplace of the legendary Maharana Pratap who fought against the Mughal conquest. In the year 1818, it became a Princely State under the British Empire and later became a part of India after Independence.
People and Culture of Udaipur
On a trip to Udaipur, one can experience the regal history of the city. Tourism, handicrafts and agriculture are some of the major mainstays of the people here. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination all over the globe and so, English has become a commonly spoken language along with Hindi, Mewari and Wagdi.
The city has a healthy population of Hindus and Jains. The major festivals include Diwali and Holi. Gangaur Festival, Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi and Hariyali Amavasya are some of the other major festivals unique to this area. The Ghoomar dance is also a speciality of Udaipur.
Things to Do in Udaipur
The list of Udaipur attractions is endless. Sightseeing in Udaipur is a highly rewarding experience with its royal palaces and crystal-clear lakes. Some of the top places to visit in Udaipur includes the City Palace and its museum, the Lake Palace and Bagore Ki Haveli. Udaipur sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to the Pichola lake and Fateh Sagar. Tourists may pay homage to the hero of Mewar at the Maharana Pratap Memorial. One of the most famous places in Udaipur is the ancient Jagdish Temple, built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is almost 400 years old! It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.
There are countless things to do in Udaipur. One can enjoy some quite time in the lush gardens of Saheliyon Ki Bari and Gulab Bagh. Among the top Udaipur tourist places is the Kumbalgadh Fort.
Food and Shopping in Udaipur
There are many must-see Udaipur places to visit; street food in the heart of the city is a must-try. Udaipur is the pinnacle of Rajasthani cuisine with delectable dishes like Ker Sangri, Kadhi, and Gatte ki Sabzi served with Bajra roti. This delicious meal is then concluded with a refreshing drink of Chaas.
Places to see in Udaipur also includes shopping in the city. One can shop for traditional Rajasthani silver jewellery and colourful ghaghras and scarves in Udaipur. The markets also have wonderful collections of bedazzled ethnic slippers. Main markets are Hathi Pol and Bada Bazaar where kaleidoscopic items can be found at bargain prices.
Accommodation in Udaipur
For travellers going on an Udaipur tour, there is a large number of transportation options on how to reach Udaipur. The state is well-connected by road, train or flight. Tourists can find accommodation in top-notch hotels in Udaipur such as The Oberoi Udaivilas, Shiv Niwas Palace and Jaisamand Island Resort. Udaipur is the perfect destination for all kinds of vacationers, especially for those looking to experience the essence of Rajasthan.