What Venice is to the west, Udaipur, the city of lakes, is the most romantically exotic spectacles of the east. The city of dawn, Jewel of Mewar are the various names used for the city of Udaipur and many more such names can be devised to describe the breathtaking beauty of Udaipur. The various gifts of nature viz., mountains, lakes, and gardens are placed in such a way that it gives the appearance of a fairy setting. It seems that painter of destiny was more generous when he painted Udaipur.

Hemmed in by the lush hills of Aravalli, Udaipur is a lovely land around crystal white lakes. The various water bodies in Udaipur mirror the reflection of palaces, forts, and trees; thereby adding to the magical effect Udaipur carries. An interesting story unfolds the origin of city. It is said that Maharana Uday Singh founded the city in 1559 acting upon the advice of a hermit whom he had met on a hill overlooking Lake Pichola.

Attractions in Udaipur

What one can do in Udaipur

One can watch puppet shows and folk dances in Udaipur. One can also look for Rajput - Moghul style paintings. These are available in the shops on Lake Palace Road, next to the Rang Niwas Palace Hotel, and also around the Jagdish Temple. Most tourists generally reserve evenings for a boat ride on Lake Pichola.

How To Reach Udaipur

Udaipur is well connected to all the major cities that include Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, and Jaipur. The roads are very good, and it takes around 8-9 hr. from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi from Jaipur and Ahmedabad. There are daily trains from Delhi to Jaipur. The best train between Delhi and Udaipur is the daily Chetak Express.

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