Udaipur Sightseeing Tour
Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.
The City Palace Udaipur is one of the must visit destination in India. The Place is 244 meter in length and 30.4 meter in height. Area between Badi Pol, the main entrance gate of The City Palace, Udaipur and Tripoliya, the triple arched gate, was known as Hathiaon ka Halka or the Elephant Zone area. Construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur.
Lake Pichola in Udaipur is an artificial lake was developed in 1362 AD. Pichola lake was dug out by a Banjara during the reign of Maharana Lakha.Wide lake surrounded by low hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments is a picturesque lake. Pretty as lake Pichola is, it is also home to four islands which consist of palaces and monuments constructed by the Mewar dynasty in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is lifeline of Udaipur city and city lives on its banks.
Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in Udaipur and one of the most beautiful lake in the city. Built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678. It is roughly about 1 square km in size, but the size tends to vary depending on the season and the rainfall in the area. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park, a garden island. This is one of the four Lakes of the Udaipur city and is given the nickname of 'Second Kashmir' due to its beautiful blue water and green surrounding.
Udaipur is a place where one can find many beautiful temples dedicated to many gods and these belong to both Hindus as well as Jains. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visited Udaipur everyday to worship at these temples. Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Built at an amazing cost of cool Rs 1.5 million, the Jagdish Temple is a legacy of Maharana Jagat Singh to the city of Udaipur.
Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh). For a great view of Udaipur and Lake Pichola, go to the Monsoon Palace, located on a hilltop about 4 miles west of the city. Come here to have a bird’s eye-view of the beautiful Udaipur city. It was built in 1884 to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874–1884) of the Mewar Dynasty.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon-ki-Beri is a majestic garden located in one of the shores of Fateh Sagar Lake. Saheliyon ki Bari is also known as the 'Garden for the Maids' and was dedicated to the 48 maids who used to serve the royal Queen. The garden with a background of wooded hilly terrains has expensive lawns, shady cool walking lanes and imposing fountains. The garden is located on the banks of the romantic Fateh Sagar Lake.