Rajasthan is one state of India that gives many images at once when one thinks about it- the vast desert, the Rajputana Heritage, India’s largest state and many more. Udaipur, probably the most famous leisure destination in Rajasthan has all of these images…and that too in a good measure!
Places of interest
Udaipur mainly has 5 lakes which are like must watch. Fateh Sagar lake is called the pride of the City of Lakes of Udaipur, it is an artificial lake constructed by Maharana in North of Lake Pichola in 1678 and to the north-west of Udaipur. It is one of the four lakes of the Udaipur city; the other three lakes are: the Lake Pichola (within the Udaipur town), Udai Sagar Lake (13 km to the east of Udaipur) and Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake (52 km south east of Udaipur).
The vintage car museum
The Maharanas of Udaipur once possessed and used regal splendours of automobiles as their luxuries. Grandness was a way of life with the Rajasthan Royals. This musuem is a must visit. The City Palace This is the second biggest palace in India. It was started by Maharana Udai Singh, completed by his following generation. Located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola, this majestic City Palace is the mostvisited tourist attraction here.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Situated near the Fateh Sagar Lake,the architecture of the garden provides a breathtaking view to any observer. The garden is embellished with numerous fountains in its water pools, and marble elephants.
Udaipur cuisine is debarred of nonvegetarian dishes. Udaipur is famous for its Dal-Baati-Churma, Gatte-Ki-Sabzi, Kachori and Mirchi Bada. Meals are usually comprised of lentils, vegetables and a fantastic variety of spices. Lentil curries, yoghurt soups with deep fried breads and chilli fritters make the favorite feast. Ocra, dried mango and Sangri (beans) go together with most of the meals.
The best time to visit Udaipur is between March and September! Udaipur has a sultry kind of climate.
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How to get there
Udaipur Airport namely Maharana Pratap Airport is located near Dabok at a distance of 22 kms from the city of Udaipur. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Regular air services are available for Delhi and Mumbai too.
Udaipur Railway Station is located at a comfortable distance from the city of Udaipur. Rajasthan Railways connects Udaipur station with all the other cities of Rajasthan as well as India. There are frequent trains which run to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi.
The city lies on the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway (NH) 8, midway between Delhi and Mumbai, located around 700 kilometers from either city. The East West Corridor which starts from Porbandar and ends at Silchar passes and is intersecting the Golden Quadrilateral and shares the common space from Udaipur to Chittor. The roads in this part of the country are paved and fit for private vehicles. One can either drive from Jaipur (around 6 hours via Chittorgarh), from Kota (3 hours – four lane highway) or Surat (9 hours), or take a Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) bus from Bikaner House, India Gate in Delhi. Rajasthan roadways.