The City of Udaipur was formed in the year 1553 by the Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sisodia rulers took over the rule of reasserted their independence and recaptured most of the Mewar region except Chittorgarh. Udaipur remained the state capital until 1818, after which it became a princely state under the British rule. Being a mountainous region, Udaipur remained safe from Mughal influence. ind Singh Mewar is the current, 76th custodian of the Mewar dynasty.
|Delhi 246 Kms.||Agra 331 Kms.||Ajmer 223 Kms.|
|Alwar 159 Kms.||Bharatpur 277 Kms.||Jaipur 117 Kms.|
|Jaisalmer 551 Kms.||Jodhpur 370 Kms.||Mt. Abu 577 Kms.|
|Ranthambhore 577 Kms.|
Air :The Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport is the nearest domestic airport to Jodhpur. The New Delhi International Airport is the nearest International airport to Jodhpur.
Rail :Jodhpur is well-connected to the nearby cities like Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jaipur via an active rail network. Moreover, it is also linked to the Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bombay and many other cities of the India. Moreover, the luxurious Palace on Wheels train is also a great option to consider.
Road :By road Udaipur to Ahmedabad 262 km, Bombay 739 km, Delhi 670 km, Jaipur 407 km, Chittorgarh 115 km and Mount Abu 185 km.
The City Palace is a series of palaces built during 1559. Located on the banks of the Lake Pichola, City Palace features courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens. The Tripolia constructed in 1725 is the main entrance to the palace. The City palace complex also houses a museum showcasing a great collection of paintings, decorative furniture & utensils, and antique articles from the Royal Era.
The Lake Palace was constructed in between the years 1743 and 1746. Situated on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, the palace now converted into luxury hotel comprises 83 rooms, features white marble walls. The Hotel can be reached via a speed boat which transports guests from the City Palace. Voted one of the best romantic hotels in the world, the Lake palace is a famous attraction to visit in Udaipur.
The Jag Mandir is a lake palace constructed in between the years of 1551 to 1652 on an island in the Lake Pichola. Also, called the “Lake Garden Palace”, the palace was constructed under the reign of the Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of the Kingdom of Mewar. The place got its name after the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The Palace served as the summer resort of the royal family and also served as the place to hold parties.
The Kesariyaji Temple made in honor of the first Jain Tirthankara, Lord Rishabh Dev. The temple enshrines 3.5 feet tall black stone idol of Tirthankara Rishabha in padmasana posture. The temple features 52 pinnacles, doors, arches, and beautiful walls, which are an intricate feature of the temple.
The Monsoon Palace, locally known as Sajjan Garh Palace, was constructed as an astronomical centre to track the movement of monsoon clouds of the area. The palace also served as a place of summer retreat for the Maharanas. Situated at an elevation of 944 m on the Bansdara peak of the Aravalli hill ranges, the Monsoon palace is a wonderful white marble building. The Monsoon palace offers the most magnificent views of the lakes, palaces, and the countryside.
The Fatehsagar Lake is an artificial lake located to the north-west side of Udaipur. One of the most popular attractions of the city, the Palace was initially built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 and later reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh.
The Sahelion ki Bari constructed during the years of 1710–1734 is a famous garden and popular point of interest in the city of Udaipur. The perennial garden with fountains & kiosks, lotus pool, and marble elephants, is a famous attraction in Udaipur, which was laid for a princess and her 48 attendants as part of her dowry.
Constructed in the year 1362, Lake Pichola was an artificial fresh water lake and one of the contiguous lakes of Udaipur. There are several islands located within the lake which have been developed with palaces, family mansions, marble temples, chabutaras, and bathing ghats.