Udaipur is the known as city of Lakes is one of the major tourist destination of Rajasthan state. This city was founded by Rana Udai Singh in the year 1553 AD. Its Location is 24.31 north latitude and 73.42 east longitudes. This city became the new capital of Ranas of Mewar after the death of Maharana Pratap in 1597.
Udaipur still have its royal touch of Maharajas and its glorious history is visible in its Palaces, forts and lakes. The old city of Udaipur houses the famous City palace and Pichola Lake.
Udaipur is well connect by rail from New Delhi and other towns. Over night express train runs between Delhi and Udaipur. Daily train service is also available between Ahmedabad and Udaipur.
Udaipur Dabok Airport is located at a distance of 21 KM from city. This airport is well connected from important cities.
Road network is very good in Rajasthan and Udaipur is also well connected to Jaipur and other cities of Rajasthan. National Highway No. 8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai passes through this city. White Marble is available near Udaipur. The big market of Udaipur Marble can be seen near the city by the side of NH 8.
Udaipur to Jaipur distance is 420 Km
Udaipur to Ajmer is 288 KM
Udaipur to Jodhpur is 269 KM
SightSeeing of Udaipur city
Fateh Sagar Lake
Mawar Hastkala Udyog
City Palace / Museum
Maharana Pratap Smark
Nehru Island Park
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir
By the side of the Fateh Sagar Lake on the top of a small hill known as Moth Magri there is a big bronze statue of Rana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak.
Saheliyon ki Bari
This is park is constructed for the 48 ladies of the Royal court who came as dowry of the a princess to Udaipur. There are nice lawns and water fountains inside this park.
At a distance of 22KM this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva the family deity of Mewar rulers. Shivratri festival is celebrated here every year. Entry is free , photography is not allowed inside the complex.
At a distance of 48 KM from Udaipur this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The black marble status of Lord Krishan has got a big diamond on its chin. Foreigners are not allowed inside the temple. Cameras are also not allowed. This temple opens in many times in a day in batches and stays open for half an hour. Huge crowd rushes inside the temple complex for darshan at the time of gate opening. Be careful on pickpocketers and touts offering quick darshan here.
Other places of Interest are Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal a museum of folk art exhibition, Shilpgram a craft village, Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas Garden, Aravali Vatika and some other palaces. In some of the Palaces entry is restricted.