UDAIPUR, widely known as “the city of lakes” is a major city, municipal corporation and administrative headquarters in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is popularly known for its history, culture, prime location, panoramic landscape and Rajput Era palaces. The city is set around a series of artificial lakesand is known for its lavish royal residencies. It is enveloped by the Aravalli Ranges, which separate it from Thar Desert.
The magnificent City palace, overlooking the lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaic. Kumbhalgarh fort is one of the most admired and one of the biggest forts in Rajasthan. It is situated at a distance of 82km from the city and is World’s second longest wall after the Great wall of China. It has received a rich cultural heritage from the bygone age.
The Udaipur solar observatory is considered as the most excellent solar observatory of Asia. Set on the elevation at the island of Fateh Sagar makes it a perfect place to look and wonder at the stars, sky and other celestial places. Mewari is the primary language of Udaipur, yet Hindi is common in the city.
The dynamic and vibrant dance adds sparkle to this beautiful city of Udaipur. Dance of Dandi Gair which is associated with Marwar and with the city. It has a good transportation network across the states. It gains a strategic geographical advantage, having a good connectivity with Gujarat ports. It is connected to the nearby city, states by means of road, rail and air transport facility including Maharana Pratap airport. Due to its striking cityscape, it’s dubbed as “the most romantic spot on the continent of India “by the British administrator, James Todd.
When to Travel?
Udaipur is a destination where people favour to visit during the chilly months of the year. The ideal months being September to March. Shilpgram festival during the month of December and Hariyali Amavasya festival during the month of August are celebrated. During these months, there is an enormous number of tourists visiting the city to explore the place and the celebrations. One should always head to visit this place for its picturesque scenery of hills surrounding the lakes.