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Tourist Places in Udaipur

Udaipur, popularly referred as the lake city of India, is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is famous for its exceptionally beautiful palaces, havelis (mansions), temples and a number of enchanting lakes and gardens. Udaipur is quite famous with honeymooners and holiday makers. †very serene and romantic Indian city, Udaipur has been shaped by commercial tourism in recent years, although does still manage to retain much of its earlier charm, away from its main tourist epicentre. The appearance of Udaipur really does depend on how heavy the monsoon rains were, since these fill up its beautiful Lake Pichola.

City Palace
City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Uday Singh initiated in the construction of the palace but succeeding Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex retained a surprising uniformity to the design. The entry to the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant gate. The Bari Pol or the Big gate brings you to the Tripolia, the Triple gate. It was once a custom that the Maharana would weigh under this gate in gold and silver, which was distributed to the populace. It is also now the main ticket office.†

Bhartiya Kala Mandir†:
This Indian folk arts museum displays some interesting exhibits including folk dresses, dolls, ornaments, puppets, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum organizes daily puppet shows here.†

Fateh Prakash Palace
It's like being cocooned in authentic royal luxury at the Fateh Prakash Palace, the grand heritage palace of the HRH group. The warmth of royal hospitality greets you as you walk along the corridors lined with large paintings of the Mewar school that flourished in the seventeenth through nineteenth century.

Saheliyon Ki Badi :
Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, a garden of the maids of honour, lies on the north of the city. This small ornamental garden displays delightful lotus pools, fountains, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.†

The Lake Palace
The Lake Palace is located on the Jag Niwas Island and covers the whole of 1.5 hectare of the island in the middle of the Pichola Lake. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743 it was meant as a royal summer palace and now converted in to a five star palace hotel. It is a magical palace and its image in the middle of the lake is like a leaf straight out of a fairy tale book with an excellent taste of intricate craftsmanship and the ethnic themes using the textiles and handicrafts all over highlight the beauty that is simply beyond compare the lake around makes a pleasant murmur with its rippling waves and lapping that adds to the mesmerising moments.†

Jagdish Temple
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, the temple is located north of the entrance to the City Palace. Built in Indo-Aryan style, the temple is the largest in Udaipur. A black stone image of Lord Vishnu, enshrined here as Jagannath, lord of the universe can also be seen here. A brass image of Garuda (Vishnuís vehicle) lies in front of the temple.†


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