Udaipur- the city of lakes

Welcome to the city of lakes, people aao ni padharo ni to this amazing city built by the Mewar clan. On one side, you have lake Pichola and on side, the Aravalli hills smiling in the distance. This is Udaipur in all in its glory, temples, palaces and havelis beckon you to this amazing landscape. The most romantic ”city of nature” as described by James Tod in its annals and antiquities of Rajasthan.

Places to see in Udaipur

Jaisamand Lake

It is home to the Jaisamand lake, one of the second largest lakes in India built by Rana Jai Singh. It is also known as Dhebar.  It is 1202 feet in length;this dam also has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which shows that the Mewar people were Shiva worshippers. It used to be a summer retreat for the Udaipur queens as it is in close proximity to the City Palace. This lake consists of seven islands still inhabited by the Bhils.

 

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City Palace

It is a palace complex situated in the heart of Udaipur. It was built in a time period of 400 years with several rulers   of the Mewar dynasty building its portions. It was started in 1553, it was built on a hillock combining features of Safavid and Rajput architecture. Several monuments like the Jal Mahal, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace and Neelamata temple lie in its vicinity.  The interiors of the palace boast of balconies, marble inlay work, cupolas(windows  with mirror work). It’s complex provides an entire view of the city and the lake.  It is built in equilateral style to avoid surprise attacks by enemies, each gateway is interconnected. It has charbagh gardens in the Amar Vilas Palace used for festivals and other evening activities of entertainment.

 

 

The city palace at night

 

SAHELIYON Ki BARI

It is a major garden in the northern part of the city built by Maharana Sangram Singh. It  has fountains and kiosks below the Fateh Sagar Lake . It is known as the ” garden of maids”built from 1710-34.

 

Saheliyon KI BARI

 

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