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About Udaipur :

Udaipur is known as the lake city and it was the former capital of Mewar dynasty. The city is known by its lakeside palaces. It is a small city. In 1559 Maharana Udai Singh of Sisodia dynasty made Udaipur as his capital. The independent, free minded rulers of Mewar have shown courage against the British during the colonial era. During the accession of princely states after independence, even Udaipur merged into the Government of India and became a part of Rajasthan. Today, the descendants of the royal family own the Lake Palace of Udaipur and the Jagmandir island.

Udaipur is a gorgeous city of shimmering lakes, resting beside the ridges of the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan. The majestic mountains, picturesque lakes, amazing monuments and breathtaking gardens make this city a renowned holiday destinations for tourists from across the globe. Also regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Udaipur has been called the ' Venice of the East' . Its beauty has also made it the chosen location for the setting of numerous movies, including Darjeeling Limited and the James Bond flick ' Octopussy. Like the rest of Rajasthan, Udaipur is sprinkled with dazzling colours and you can see these colours in the people' s clothing, the lively markets and the numerous fairs and festivals. The town is known for its jewellery, fabrics, handicrafts, wooden toys, miniature paintings and antique objects. The main tourist attractions of the city include the City Palace, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, Lake Pichola and more. Because of the large number of tourists and visitors, Udaipur is has some of the county' s (and world's) most prominent hotels and resorts. Though there are a variety of eateries catering to the international tourists.

Top Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Jagdish Temple –One of the famous tourist attractions in Udaipur is Jagdish temple, which is situated in the heart of this city. This beautiful temple was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh I in the year 1651. It is great fusion of Indo-Aryan art and architecture. Earlier this temple was called as “Temple of Jagannath Rai”. If you are planning a trip to Udaipur then you must know about the places to visit.

City Palace - City Palace is one of the famous tourist attractions located on the east side of Lake Pichola. This palace was constructed by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559. This is regarded as the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and comprises of museum, garden and many historical buildings. It is a blend Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Udaipur city from this palace. If you are planning a trip to Udaipur then you must visit famous tourist places.

Saheliyon Ki Bari - Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is also known as Courtyard of the Maidens comprises of beautiful garden and different varieties of water fountains. It also has small museum, kiosks, lotus pool and marble elephants. This beautiful garden was constructed in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for a group of 48 young women who came along with his princess in the form of a dowry. If you are planning a trip to Udaipur then you must know about places to visit.

Bagore ki Haveli - Bagore ki Haveli is a popular evening show with variety of Indian dance. This cultural event takes approx. 1-2 hr and enjoy the magic show, puppet dance, folk dance and more. Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances with minimum of steps or movement and performed for every possible occasion to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals. Be amazed by the skill and imagination of the beautiful dances.

Sajjangarh Biological Park – Sajjangarh Biological Park is a zoological garden located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. This biological park is situated just beneath the Monsoon Palace (also known as Sajjajgarh Garh Palace), around 4 Km from the city center.
The zoo has different varieties of animals and birds which have been brought from different parts of World. At present, it houses 60 animals of 21 species including tigers, panthers, lions, ostriches, alligators, rhesus monkeys etc.
 






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