Regarded as the “most romantic city of India”, “Venice of the East” and the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”, Udaipur is a visual treat to a large number of travellers who love to witness the splendour of royals. It is majorly a popular destination among western tourists where they get the chance to experience a perfect melange of history, culture and traditions, and to learn many interesting stories about the bravery of Rajputana since centuries.
One of the most picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, it is an artificial lake lying in the heart of Udaipur. Built in 1362 AD and named after the nearby Picholi Village, Lake Pichola is the biggest lake here drawing visitors with its mesmerising beauty of the pristine blue waters and two islands – Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas – situated within the lake. A boat ride on the lake during sunsets is one amazing experience you should not miss here.
Presenting the true grandeur of Rajasthan, City Palace is the largest royal complex in the state built over a period of nearly 400 years. It is situated peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola and reflects an ideal blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture. It comprises a wonderful collection of courtyards, corridors, pavilions, rooms, terraces, and hanging garden. Tourists from all parts of the world visit the palace just to revel in its incredible history and world-class beauty.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Located on the platform of Gangori Ghat near Pichola Lake, Bagore Ki Haveli is a stunning ancient building built in the eighteenth century by Amir Chand Badwa. This marvellous mansion houses over hundred rooms and allures with a stunning display of modern art, traditional costumes and an assortment of Mewar paintings and glassworks. The major highlight of the haveli is the folk dances and cultural performances during the evenings.
Saheliyo Ki Bari
Saheliyo Ki Bari, meaning “The Garden of the Maidens”, is a popular tourist spot in Udaipur. Lying in the northern part of Udaipur on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, it is a serene, green place in the dry lands of Rajasthan. It was built for the forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a Princess to Udaipur. Designed with well-maintained fountains, kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants and comprising a small museum, it is one delightful place to explore in Udaipur.
Sitting amidst Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir is a 17th century structure which was used as summer resorts by the rulers of Mewar. Also known as Lake Garden Palace, it is an amazing set of structures with the central building called Jagmandir. The picturesque appearance of the temple like a floating marble in the lake is a feast to the eyes and attracts many tourists from around the world. Do not miss to visit this mesmerising place during your boat ride on Lake Pichola.