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Udaipur, Rajasthan

Venice of The East
The city of Dawn,Udaipur in India is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis.A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty.Udaipur India is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences an inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.

Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar, a kingdom ruled by the Siodia dynasty for 1200 years.The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it.Accordaing to it,Maharana UdaiSingh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola.
The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favourably located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream,a lake, an alttitude and an ampitheatre of low mountains.Maharana followed the advised of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 AD. 

Overlooking the aquamarine expanses of the Lake Pichhola stands the splendid City Palace a marvel n granite and marbel. Exquisite lake palaces of Udaipur,shimmering like jewelson the Lake Pichhola are overwhelming in splendour. Travel Udaipur for a wonderful experience that fills in a great sense of satisfaction and happiness.

What To See

City Palace
As the hub of Udaipur the City Palace stands majestically on the hill guarded by crenellated fort walls. A riot of arches, domes, turrets, crenellations and chattris crown the steep fortress. 

In contrast to its rugged exterior, the inside presents a delicate and feminine world of beauty with lavish use of marble, mirror work, frescoes, wall paintings, a profusion of colored glass, fluted columns, inlay work, silver doors, fountains and gardens. 
A series of courtyards, jharokhas, chattris, terraces, corridors, stairways, over planning pavilions and hanging gardens form an astonishing and harmonious whole.


Hotel Lake Palace
The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The Lake palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock. It was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh .

The Maharana, ruler of Jaipur from 1628 to 1654, was very friendly with Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and encouraged his craftsmen to copy some of the glories of his incomparable buildings at Agra.The successive rulers used this cool haven as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards. These courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens all add to its impressive image. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches, inland stones of pink, and green lotus leaves and painted mirrors. apartments like the Bada Mahal, Kush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal and Dhola Mahal. All enhance the romance of the elegant setting. Among the facilities available are swimming pool, conference hall and a bar. Other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around and a bar other events of recreation organised here are excursions in and around Udaipur .


Jaisamand Lake
A stunningly situated artificial lake,built in the 17th century AD Maharana Jai Singh is the second largest in Asia.Graceful marble chhatris flank the embankment and beautiful summer palaces of the Udaipur queens are built on either side of the lake. Jaisamand Island Resort is also worth visiting.

Mewar Festival 
Udaipur in India celebrates Mewar festival to welcome the spring season. Features of the Mewar festival are the music, dances, songs and fireworks display. Mewar festival coincides with another festival of Rajasthan, Gangaur festival. 

                                       Paul and Gulab at Udaipur

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