Udaipur – The Lake City of Rajasthan

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Udaipur is another of Rajasthan’s crowning glory adorned with rich natural beauty and the royal palaces, forts and temples add to the beauty of the region. The beauty of Udaipur has been captured in the 70mm quite some time, most prominently by the James Bond Flick ‘Octupussey’.

Udaipur is also one of the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan, with multitude of tourists pouring in from all quarters. Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559 as the capital of Mewar kingdom and the Rajvansh of Udaipur is believed to be the oldest running dynasty of the world. Udaipur sitting n the banks of Banas River appears very magical and romantic and as such the region has also been the spot for many celebrity weddings.

The city is also fondly referred to as the ‘Lake City’, ‘Venice of the East’, etc owing to the presence of numerous lakes. There are quite a lot to see and do in Udaipur from palaces, forts, temples, monuments to other natural attractions. Some of the prominent attractions of the region include the Lake Palace, Udaipur City Palace – home to numerous other attractions, Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Udai Sagar, Swaroop Sagar, Saheliyon ki Badi, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Doodh Talai, Bagore ki Haveli, Jagat Temple, Haldighati and much more. A must do in Udaipur is enjoy a cultural show including folk songs, dances, puppet shows, etc, horseback riding, camel and elephant rides and also the ropeways that provides a magical view of the entire city of Udaipur in the evenings.

Udaipur attracts a large number of tourists coming in from all parts of the world and as such there is no dearth of quality hotels offering superior lodging facilities along with various services and facilities. THE hotels in Udaipur are present across all budget groups catering to the varying needs and preferences of the myriad of travelers visiting the region. Udaipur is well connected to the rest of the country and several regions of the world. The city is home to its very own fully functional airport that offers regular flights to various major destinations of India.

The city is also well connected to the rest of the country by rail, the Udaipur railway station hosts trains coming in from various corners of the country and lastly, there are numerous state and private buses available from various regions of the state and neighboring areas for Udaipur.

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This article was published on 2012/02/02