Udaipur-Fast Facts

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Because of its immense beauty and beautiful lakes the city of Udaipur is placed amongst the top tourist destinations of the grandeur state of Rajasthan. A number of beautiful lakes give the gorgeous look to the city. It is also known as the ''City of Lakes''. Udaipur was the capital of Mewar kingdom in Rajputana clan and it was founded by Rana Udai Singh, father of Maharana Pratap. Now it is the fourth largest city of Rajasthan state. Also the city is famous by its names - the ''Most Romantic City of India'', ''Venice of the East'' and ''Kashmir of Rajasthan''. Amidst at the foothills of Aravali hills, garnished with numerous forts, palaces, temples and gardens the city warmly welcomes the tourists and mesmerizes them all with its picturesque sights.

Let's explore some of the important facts about this royal Rajputana land.......

Area of the city: 37 square kilometers
Elevation: 600 meters (2000 feet) above the sea level
Population: approximately 5,59,317 (2001)
Density: Approximately 15,117/km square
Geographic Location: Udaipur is located at 24.58 degree North and 73.68 degree East
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Climate: Primarily in Jaipur you will find three main seasons:
Summers (April to June)
Monsoon (July to August)
Winters ( November to February)
Maximum Temperature: 42 degree Celsius
Minimum Temperature: 2.5 degree Celsius
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall is approximately varies from 100 to 500 mm.
Languages Spoken: Mewari, Rajasthani, Hindi & English
Best Time to Visit: Between September to March
STD Code: 0294
Vehicle: RJ-27

Famous Palace: City Palace, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace.

Other Attractions: Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Doodh Talai, Ahar Museum, Sukhadia Circle, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Shilpgram, Nehru Garden, Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Maharana Pratap Memorial or Moti Magri.

Lakes: Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake.

Temples: Jag Mandir, Jagdish Mandir, Eklinga Ji, Bohara Ganesha Ji Temple and Neemach Mata Temple

Adventures & Entertainment: Horseback riding, Camel safari, Ropeway pleasure, Theater shows, Puppet show.

Fairs & Festivals: Shilpgram Crafts Fair, Mewar Festival, Teej Festival, Gangaur.

Best Buy in Udaipur: Handicrafts, Pottery, Jewelry, Wooden toys, Antique items, Paintings, brassware and terracotta sculpture.

Shopping Arcades: Hathi Pol, Bada Bazar, Chetak Circle, Palace Road.

Reachability: Udaipur is connected through road, rail and air transport to all the major cities of India.

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This article was published on 2011/01/12