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Udaipur (City of Lakes)

Udaipur city is famous for its calm and mild lakes, it was the capital of Mewar during Rajputana sovereignty in the region.The major attraction of city is breathtaking lake palace which resides on the scenic Lake Pichola. The guest can even enjoy the sunset cruise on lake pichola.

The major tourist attraction of the city are Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar lake, Monsoon Palace, city palace and Lake Palace and many others.

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola was a creation of Maharana Udai Singh II. The lake is 3km wide and 4km long. The village Picholi was flooded with water to create this lake.The lake has 4 island, each island has filled with its with flourishing beauty having adorning forts, palaces and temples. There are many other lakes which are connected to lake Pichola. This is also a home to elephant, crocodiles and camels, it indeed has abundant greenery and sprawling wildlife.

Jag Mandir

The jag mandir palace leaves a magic spell on the tourist, this was also an inspiration to Shah Jahan which gave birth to Taj Mahal. The island on which jag mandir lies was used as the shelter for women and children during the first world war.

This palace has 3 floors, the ground floor was construction was done using marbles, the third floor was made with yellow sandstones. There are well carved elephants displayed at the entrance which look as if they are guarding the palace. The whole palace is decorated with detailed carvings.

Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is among the major attraction of Udaipur, The City of Lakes. This lake was built by Maharana Pratap in 1678 and it is connected to Lake Pichola through a bridge. Fateh Sagar Lake has 3 islands, one has Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) and two of which are parks. It is a total scenic view to watch the emerald water blending with the lush green surrounding and hills, therefore the lake get millions of admirers. Don't forget to take your cameras with enough battery and memory so you can take home an ever-cherishing memory of life.

City Palace Complex:

The Udaipur city was established by Maharana Udai Singh II in the year 1559, and the city was ruled by Maharana for next 300 years. The magnificent history and the royal façade has made the City Palace Complex, Udaipur, a must visit destination in India. Every palace and structure shows an exclusive picture of the past.

Maharana Udai Singh, lost the battle against the Mughal Emperor Akbarat his capital Chittor, after the defeat he moved and changed his capital to Udaipur. The first royal building was constructed by you The Royal Courtyard ‘Rai Angan’. Maharana Pratap took the control of Udaipur in the year 1572, after his fatherUdai Singh died.At the battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap witnessed success in defeating Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1576. After the success, Udaipur had a peaceful time, It started with construction of various palaces and craze for artifacts and miniature paintings increased. Palaces were constructed ether on the shore of Lake Pinchola or in the middle of the lake

The facade of the city palace complex is 30.4meters(100ft) height and 244 meters (801 ft) length. The complex is situated on the east edge of the lake Pichola. The construction of the palace complex started constructing in 1556, and it took many years for completion. Several maharanas and 76 generations of Sisodia Rajputscontributed to this royal structure. There is a perfect blend of Medieval, Chinese, Rajasthani, European and Mughal styles of architecture. The palace complex is made by marble and granite. Lot of inlay work, murals, silver work, mirror work and wall painting are usedfor the interiors, towers, cupolas of the complex and balconies.

To prevent surprise attacks the complex is built with various zigzag corridors. When you enter the complex from main Tripolia (triple) gate, you will see the Peacock courtyard (Mor-Chowk), the Palace of Pearls (Moti Mahal), the Heart’s Delight (Dilkhush Mahal),the Public Address Facade (Suraj Gokhda), the Palace of Glass and Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal),the Krishna Vilas,the Palace with a Raised Garden (Amar Vilas),Surya Chopar, Royal Residence (Shambu Niwas),the Big Palace (Badi Mahal),the theBhim Vilas, and the latest addition to the complex are Fateprakash Palace, and the (Shiv Niwas Palace).

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