Udaipur City of Rajasthan is a famous tourist attraction that everyone should visit once. This is a historic heritage city related with Mewar and Rajputana people. This was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553 when he shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur.
Udaipur is famous for its culture, tradition, historic forts, palaces, lakes, museum and architectural temples. The famous places to visit here are City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Moti Magri, Sahelio ki Bari, Sunset point or Doodh Talai, Bagor ki Haveli. Udaipur is also known as ‘Venice of East’, ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ and ‘City of Lakes’.
City Palace is a must place to visit in Udaipur to view a great architecture having crystal gallery, the vintage car museum, Dawat-E-Aam, Dawat-E-Khas, Maharani Palace and view of Udaipur City and Pichola lake. This complex is entirely made using granite and marble. This palace is built with many courtyards, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. “The Tripolia” – three arched gate is the main entrance of the palace and there are many other entrances of the Palace. Mirror work is seen in Mor Chawk, series of wall paintings of Krishna are displayed in Bhim Vilas. Other palaces Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas are built in memory of princess.
Jagdish temple was built by the Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 A.D. This temple is situated in the middle of Udaipur just outside the City Palace. This temple is a good example of Indo-Aryan architecture. This temple is built on a height having almost 32 marble steps to climb. This temple has an idol of deity Lord Jagannath. This temple is decorated with the carving of marble stone on the temple. The fine craft of carving gives a beautiful and remarkable appearance to the temple.
Bagore Ki Haveli
It is a few steps ahead to the Jagdish temple on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Ghangor Ghat. Bagore ki Haveli recently had 138 rooms with numerous corridors, balconies, courtyards, and terraces. Fine mirror work is seen in the interior of the royal rooms. This haveli was built by Shri Amirchand Badwa who was the Prime Minister of Mewar from 1751 to 1778. After Independence, this haveli was taken under Government and handed over to the West Zone Cultural Centre. This is now becoming a major spot of tourist attraction where varied Rajput stuff is displayed here jewelry boxes, dice games, copper vessel, hukkas, etc. Here live Rajasthani Cultural Dance is also performed by the groups of people of “Dharohar”.
Moti Magri – Pearl Hill is on top, viewing the “Fateh Sagar Lake” was built in the memory of Maharana Pratap. This memorial is set up by Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Mewar with the help of public trust. Here Maharana Pratap bronze statue is kept with his loyal horse Chetak and the surrounding area is landscaped with the Japanese garden. “Fateh Sagar Lake” is a place where food lovers come to enjoy the street side food with a beautiful view of lake and mountains.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
“Saheliyon ki Bari” is a garden where one can enjoy the beautiful sight of the fountain with different lights, a lotus pool, and marble elephants sprinkling water. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh from 1710 to 1734 for the Queens of Mewar spending time with their friends. There is Museum built, exhibiting a huge collection of royal households which attracts tourists.
Udaipur is not bound in only these five places but there are more places like Gulabh Bagh, Sunset Point, Lake City, Lake Pichola. Some nearby places are also famous tourist spots like Kumbhalgarh, Chittore, Haldighati, Eklingjee Temple and Shreenathji Temple.