About Udaipur Tour Package
Udaipur Travel guide RajasthanThere is no place in India which appeals more to the imagination of poets and painters, travellers and writers, than Udaipur, the lovely lake side capital of Mewar. The Udaipur inherent romance and beauty, and its remarkable past, bristling with episodes of heroism and splendour, continue to enthrall the visitor. Udaipur, the City of Dawn, looms up like a vision in white. Udaipur is surrounded by hills and mountains, and set on the edge of three lakes, which give on to a fertile plain, it is bewitching in all its details – narrow streets lined by vivid coloured stalls, gardens, temples and palaces – every feature mirrored in the placid blue waters of lake Pichhola.
Udaipur Places of Interest
City Palace Udaipur:
Completely white and majestic, the City Palace Udaipur stands on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls. City Palace Udaipur main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar, presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, is another fascinating monument. The Chini Chitrashala is noteworthy for its blue and white ceramics.
Jagdish Temple: Jagdish Temple is built in 1651 A.D., by Maharaja Jagat Singh I, it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum:This Indian folk arts museum displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls musical instruments and paintings.
Saheliyon ki Bari: This garden of the maids of honour, brings to the fore, the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens. This spectacular garden has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants.
Lake Fateh Sagar:Fateh Sagar is built by Maharana Fateh Singh, this elegant lake is surrounded on three sides by hills, and the Pratap Memorial on the north. One can indulge in boat rides on the rippling waters, and row across to the Nehru Park – an island garden.
Lake Pichhola: The legendary Pichhola lake Udaipur that entranced Maharana Udai Singh, it is surrounded by hill palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments.
Shiv Niwas Palace:The debonair Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur was first opened for the shooting of the 007 Bond film Octopussy. This crescent shaped palace was originally the annexe to the Shambhu Palace near the southern end of the Pichola Lake. Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur was built sometime in the beginning of the century by Maharana Fateh Singh for nearly Rs 6,00,000, a very great sum in those days. Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur style and design of the building is purely European although it has retained some of the distinctive traditional Hindu elements seen in Udaipur. Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur is a beautiful combination of Hindu tradition and European elegance.
Ahar Civilization and Museum:In the crumbling remains of Ahar, stand the royal cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar, remarkable pieces of architecture. A small government museum houses a rare collection of antiquities, including earthern pots and some iron objects.
Sajjan Garh Fort [Monsoon Palace]: This Monsoon Palace dominates the skyline, and is visible from most parts of the city. Sajjan Garh Palace Udaipur affords a spectacular view of the city – its lakes, palaces and the surrounding countryside.