North Indian City Guide - Rajasthan - Udaipur
The “City of Lakes” or the “Kashmir of Rajasthan” with its prominent five rivers and many more is known for the picturesque blend of Nature and Palaces. Situated on the southern slopes of Aravalli Hills, Udaipur or “rising land” (literal translation), gets its name from its founder Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar.
Udaipur - City Guide
The land is blessed with landscape and waterscape as well. It attracts tourists with its interconnects lakes, the five major ones being Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar, Swaroop Sagar and Dudh Talai. These lakes not just add to the beauty of the land, but also give attractive options like Lake Islands for tourists. This makes it a popular destrination among honeymooners and leisure outings.
The famous Lake Palace situated in Lake Pichola, is a wonder of architecture, made of marble and overlooking the lake it stands as the right place for cultural sessions in the evenings.
Another such Castle on Island is Jagmandir, known for its Rajputana architecture and moreover as a historical significance for its usage as a refuge for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Another must visit to experience the ‘Lake City’ for its true essence is the “Fateh Sagar Lake” that attracts tourists to take a boat ride there and enjoy the serenity of the waters.
Udaipur holds options to get amazing cultural experiences through places like ‘Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum’ where one can enjoy puppet shows and folk dances performed by the generations of artisans. The famous ‘Shilpagram’ or the craftsmen’s village is also here, that one can visit and experience rural cultures of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. The right time to enjoy this place is from 21st to 31st of December every year, when the ‘Shilpagram Festival’ takes place. There is a display of ethnic products from all over Rajasthan.
The ‘Vintage Car Museum’ is another attraction for car lovers, who can go and get amused at the vintage car collection. It also speaks the royal influence of the Rajputs. Hence, Udaipur holds attractions for all kinds of people, right from nature lovers and photographers to history oriented people, while catering to young couples with its waterscape.
Summer months in Udaipur range between mid Marchs to June when the temperature is 20° C to 40° C with cooler nights than day. Hence, winters become the best time to visit Udaipur, which is between October and February as it experiences temperatures between 11° C in the night to 32° C during day. Monsoons start from July and witness heavy rainfall with thunder storms.
Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Lake Garden Palace, Vintage Car Museum, Shilpagram, Jagmandir, Lake Fatehsagar
Best Time to Visit
October to March
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