The most romantic spot on the continent of India” by British administrator James Tod, Udaipur is a tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces. It is popularly known as the “City of Lakes” because of its sophisticated lake system. Udaipur boasts of picturesque locations and scenic surroundings offering an amazing vacation option for discerning travelers. Today, it is a perfect mix of old-world charm and contemporary attractions.
One of the most popular cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is quite famous for its lakes and palaces. Known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’, this city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553, on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is one of the prime destinations of the week-long journey of the Palace on Wheels.
Udaipur was our last stop as part of a 10 day trip to Rajasthan that took us through sandy Bikaner and Jaisalmer, arid and rocky Jodhpur, and mountainous Kumbhalgarh. And when we arrived in the cool, green lake city of Udaipur, I was in for a bit of a shock. A pleasant shock, I must hasten to clarify. Part of the shock was how different it was from the image that comes to mind when one imagines Rajasthan, and part of the reason was how much Udaipur looked like the pictures we had seen of the city. 🙂
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