Udaipur, particularly known as the jewel of Mewar was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 16th century. The city endorses three major lakes namely Pichhola, Fatehsagar and Udaisagar. The three lakes are the magical splendors of the romantic city of Udaipur. On Pichhola lake, there stands the Udaipur Jag mandir, a famous palace of royal era. This is why the city is also termed as the city of lakes. The eloquent views and serene environment have made this city more beautiful and many Hollywood and Hindi movies have been shot in the picturesque locations of Udaipur. Situated amidst the Aravali Hills and the azure lakes, Udaipur has a picture perfect backdrop.
Major Captivations in Udaipur
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1754, the Lake Palace (also known as Jag Niwas) is the major landmark of Udaipur. It is located in the middle of Pichola Jagdish Temple, Udaipur Lake. It is really a wonderful island palace that appears to be emerging out of the gleaming blue water on the lovely Pichola Lake. The combination of the Lake Palace and the Pichola Lake creates the romantic ambience especially at the time of Sunset.
Another major land mark of Udaipur city is the imposing City Palace and is considered as one of the largest royal complexes. The palace complex is situated on peninsula of breathtaking Pichola Lake. The palace complex comprise of 11 elegant palaces within the palace complex. The palace overlooks the exceptional panorama of Pichola Lake. This palace also contains a museum that highlights a rich collection of artifacts.
The amazing Jag Mandir is yet another beautiful island palace on astoundingly beautiful Lake Pichola. This palace was built by Maharaja Karan Singh in the year of 1615 AD. That showcases the colossal statue of elephants and imposing cenotaphs which affix to its beauty.
An 18th century beautiful garden was built as an oasis for the royal ladies to spend their leisure time. A visit to Saheliyon-Ki-Bari brings an opportunity to see beautiful lotus pool, enchanting fountains in the shape of birds, marble pavilions, flowerbeds, and the lush green lawns.
Apart from these attractions, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Rose Garden, Shilp Gram, Monsoon Palace, and Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum are also worth visiting attractions of this romantic city.
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