Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also
known as the "City of Palaces", a "Fairyland" a "Vision in Dream"
and also “City of Lakes”. Udaipur is the jewel of
Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years.
The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated
with it. It is surrounded by hills, mountains, and its beautiful
palaces are mirrored in the calm blue water of Lake Pichola.
Udaipur, as the capital of Mewar, was created by Maharana Udai
Singh in 1568. The legends says that Udai Singh was guided by a
holy man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish
his capital on this very spot. The lakeside city was built on a
small wooded plain encircled by mountains, which was in direct
contrast to the masculinity of Chittor and Kumbhalgarh. The
houses and temples of the old city stretch out around the Lake
Pichola in a pale honeycomb that makes Udaipur an oasis of colors
in a stark and arid region like Rajasthan.
Tourist Places in
Palace || Eklingi
Temple || Lake
Palace || Fateh
Sagar Lake || Jag