The city of Udaipur has some glorious buildings having brilliant artwork, it is sure to delight you along with the artificial lakes which give awe-inspiring views of the city and these monuments in combination make this city worth a visit. The city also have a rich interest in arts, the famous Shilpgram is a place where different artisans showcase their talent to other people. Udaipur consists of a number of beautiful buildings which are a blend of both Mughal as well as Rajputana architectural style. Udaipur is also called the Venice of the East due to the presence of various lakes. The lakes of the city are interconnected as they are actually a part of the well-planned measure for sustaining and ground water recharge technique. There are several Lake View points in Udaipur which look magnificent during the evening and are very much liked by the tourists.
History of Udaipur
Named on the name of its founder Raja Udai Singh, it served as the capital of Mewar in the history after Chittaurgarh; this was the former capital of Mewar and served as a capital for around 1200 years. Maharaja Udai Singh of Mewar was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who is a very famous warrior and king in the Indian history who fought bravely against the Mughal rule till his last breath.
Tourist Attractions in Udaipur
The major tourist attractions in Udaipur are also the unparallel examples of human efficacy in arts and designing. The amazing Palaces of Udaipur are one of their kinds. To name a few are-
The most popular tourist attraction in Udaipur is City Palace. The residence of the present royal Family of Udaipur, it is the most frequented Palace in Udaipur and is ranked the best in India. The City Palace has actually earned this title. The limestone and marble monument is situated on the eastern bank of Lake Pichhola. It was built by Maharana Udai Singh II who shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur.
The 18th century palace which is now owned by the Taj Group of Hotels is situated in the Lake Pichhola, on the Pichhola Island. The hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in India and its views from the periphery of the lake are astounding and enchanting.
The flawless white marble beauty, the monsoon palace was built in 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh when there was need of good monsoons for irrigation. It was built at a mountain’s peak from where the whole city and the sky would be clearly visible for making close predictions.
It is a small garden built over the pearl hill near Lake Fateh Sagar, it is a memorial built in memory of the great ruler of Mewar Maharana Pratap Singh. It has a bronze statue with Maharana sitting on his favorite horse named Chetak.
The famous living museum of Udaipur is spread in acres of land and features the articles of everyday household items that are used in the Rajasthani culture. The village showcases the wood, metal, textile, terracotta, pottery and other different kinds of crafted materials.
Lake Fateh Sagar
The famous Fateh Sagar Lake is a partially manmade lake that was designed for the landscape development of the city. It has three small islands in the middle of it which have different tourist attractions as well.
Languages Spoken in Udaipur
The languages that are used by the locals are Hindi, English and Mewari language.
Famous Festivals in Udaipur
The most celebrated festivals in Udaipur are Hariyali Amavasya, Jagannath Rath Yatra, Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi, Shilpgram Festival and the Gangaur Festival. These are celebrated with prayers, feasting and gala exhibitions.
Cuisines of Udaipur
As the city is known as a royal one, the delicacies of the city sound and taste royal as well. The Laal Maans (fresh red meat of lamb), Missi Roti, Dal Baati Choorma, Paneer Lababdar, Kachori and Kebabs are popular delicacies of Udaipur. Whereas to satisfy the craving for sweets one can have Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Raabdi, Milk Cake and Kesar Barfi among many varieties of sweets.
Climate in Udaipur
Udaipur has a typical tropical climate. Due to the closeness to the desert, the summers are usually hot; the winters are very pleasant and ideal for Tourism in Udaipur. The best time to visit is from mid-September to March.