Set in the mystical land of never ending deserts the city of Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Also famous as the "Venice" of east, Udaipur has been the one of the most famous destination for honeymoons. Rajasthan has a royal history which is reflected from every nook and corner of this state. The culture of Rajasthan is very vibrant and colorful. With many lakes in the city Udaipur maintains a pleasant weather throughout the year. The idyllic setting of Udaipur looks like straight out of Bollywood. Magnificent forts and palaces set besides lakes with sparkling blue water in them. The fairytale setting of Udaipur has always attracted tourists from across the globe to this beautiful city.
Set in the middle of Lake Pichola is the majestic "Lake Palace". Built by Maharana Jagat Singh this palace has been converted into a 5-star hotel. Now, any one of you can relive the life of royals in this elegant palace. Towering over Pichola Lake is the City Palace. This palace is an example of great architecture. Fateh Prakash Palace has maintained its old world charm till now. Other sightseeing options in Udaipur are Bagore ki Haveli, Haldighat, Chittourgarh Fort, Sajjangarh and Kumbhlgarh fort. There are many museums which will make sure that you get to see everything about the royal history of this city. The City Palace Museum, Shilpgram Museum and Ahar Museum are must visit. Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake are a must see for every tourist.
The culture of Rajasthan has a lot of vibrancy and sheen in it. There are many nomads here which roam around in the deserts with their chattels. These nomads give the culture a distinct color. Although nomads these days are hard to spot but we can find them in deep villages. An ideal way to do so is to go for Camel Safari. Music and dance is an integral part of Rajasthani culture. Ghumar dance and Kalbelia dance are two of the most famous dance forms of this area. Guests are considered as God in these areas. The local people love to treat their guests very well. Its a very important part of their culture. The local people here have very distinct dressing style. Women wear colorful mirror work skirts- cholis and men wear dhoti and colored turbans.
The food of Udaipur has to be as royal as the city itself is. People here love to eat lot of spices. The food here is very elaborate and delicious. You will get to eat lot of dishes and sweets. The food is vegetarian but you do get some non-vegetarian dishes as well. Lal-Ghosht and Khadi mirch ka ghost are very famous non-vegetarian dishes of this place. Udaipur is hub of handicrafts. You can get some amazing handmade show pieces and gift items. Buy some authentic silver jewelry from the local market. Mirror work of this area is very famous. Suit pieces, saris and dupttas full with mirror work are a must buy from this place. Items made of marbles are also very popular here. Buy some small souvenirs for people back home from the market of Udaipur.
Udaipur or The Lake City (as it is popular) is a must visit for every tourist who want to have a mesmerism and lively vacation. Come and get lost in the beauty of this city.