Well before exploring the places of Udaipur let us first get to know a little bit about Udaipur. Check out these Tourist Sites to Visit in Udaipur.
Udaipur is a city located in the southern region of Rajasthan. The name of the city was taken from then ruler maharaja Udai Singh the second. Udaipur is very well known for its lakes so it is also famously known as “city of lakes” as there are about 5-6 lakes in Udaipur which are the jewel in the crown of Udaipur.
Apart from lakes, Udaipur is also famous for its cultural, religious and scenic beauty so it is also referred to as Venice of east.
Although the entire city is filled with picturesque landmarks and historical buildings which makes the entire city beautiful Udaipur has got some tourist attractions as well from Ghats to mighty palaces Udaipur has all. Udaipur is a complete package of culture with nature.
Here is the list of 5 Tourist Sites to Visit in Udaipur:
1.City Palace of Udaipur:
Build by the maharaja of Udaipur Shri Udai Mirza Singh in 1559.
The palace is situated on the bank of Lake Pichola which is the largest lake in Udaipur. The city palace is made with styles such as Europian, Medieval and Chinese styles of architecture or we can say it’s a perfect blend of western as well as Indian architectural designs. The palace has about 11 small palaces which all combine to make city palaces all the other were build by other rulers. The city palace is still the official residence of maharaja of Udaipur ‘Shri Arvind Singh Ji Mewar’. Half of the palace is used by the royal family and the other half is converted into a museum and has restaurants as well as a hotel for staying.
2. Sajjangarh Fort:
Sajjangarh is built on the top of the mountain at about 3100 ft height from sea level which adds an extra star to its beauty. Sajjangarh is built from white marble. The fort’s construction was started during the time of maharaja Sajjan Ji but due to his death, the construction was stopped and was completed by Maharaja Fateh Singh. The palace was used as a hunting ground for the royal family as it is surrounded by dense forest and also it was used to watch the clouds during the monsoon due to its height from sea level by which it got its name as monsoon palace. The best thing to do from Sajjangarh is to watch the sunset as it turns bright orange which makes it perfect to capture the beautiful view of the sunset.
3. Lake Pichola :
Situated right in the heart of the city Udaipur Pichola is a perfect place for a romantic holiday, photography enthusiasts and all other people who simply love water, mountains, and scenery.
Pichola was built in the year 1362 AD by a banjara tribesman, Picchu banjara. When maharaja Udai Singh saw the lake he was so mesmerized by the beauty that he established the city if Udaipur.
Lake Pichola is home to many palaces as well as hotels. Many luxurious resorts and hotels are located on the bank of Pichola even city palace are also situated in the bank of Pichola.
Lake Palace situated in Pichola Lake was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1704 AD. It was used by maharajas of Udaipur during the summertime when it’s hot outside. The lake palace is also known as Jag Mandir Palace. Now it has been converted into a hotel which is run by Taj hotels.
4. Lake Fateh Sagar :
The development credit of Fatehsagar Lake can be given to maharaja Fateh Singh who constructed the lake after it was washed away by the flood in 1888. After the construction, the 800-meter long dam was constructed to avoid flooding in the city. So the name of the lake was given after the name of Maharaja Fateh Singh. Fatehsagar has two islands or gardens one is Nehru garden and the other is used for Udaipur solar observatory. Nehru garden is a large garden which consists of roses and other beautiful flowers. Every year at the end of December a flower show is organized. Boating facility is also available in Fateh Sagar which mainly consists of normal boats and speed boats. Also due to Aravali’s range, Fateh Sagar offers a very good picturesque view that attracts a lot of photographers.
5. Bagore ki haveli :
Situated near the lake Pichola Bagore ki haveli was built by the Amir Chand Bawa, who was the Chief Minister at the royal court of Mewar in the 18th century. Later this was used as the official residence of Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore in 1878 and hence was given the name Bagore ki Haveli.
The Bagore ki haveli has around 100 rooms and also has 5 museums which are named as:
∙ Puppet museum.
∙ Haveli museum
∙ The turban section
∙ The weapon section
∙ The wedding section.
Although the beauty of Udaipur cannot be described in five to six places as Udaipur offers various sightseeing places from various architectural marvels to modern buildings. From lakes to mountains Udaipur is a complete package for all the people visiting here.These tourist sites to visit in Udaipur are worth checking out.