Rajasthan is a state comprising most of the beautiful destinations of the Great Indian Desert. Every place in Rajasthan has an essence of the desert in it except Udaipur. Udaipur is that distinct destination of Rajasthan which is an oasis in the hot and humid desert. Amidst stunted landscape of the Thar Desert this place is known as the city of lakes all the more is a surprising site with most charming lakes and fascinating scenic beauty.
Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1559 this city is dedicated and named after him only and it's also known as the city of dawn. This city has been situated in the foot hills of Aravalli ranges and it is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan which showcases the rajasthani culture at its best. It is most preferred destinations among tourist from all over the globe and famed for the true essence of Rajput's vigor and traditions. This romantic city foretells a saga of courage, vigor and pride of India's most remarkable Rajput kings. Some of their residents have now been transformed into five star hotels. It has the most charismatic scenic beauty and is known to be one of the most stunningly picturesque cities in India.
This city is not only rich in its natural beauty but is also rich in history and culture. It is world famous for its fascinating palaces and magnificent forts which is fortified with intricate and charismatic architecture. This city has been ruled by the Mewar dynasty since ages therefore it's said that these wonderful palace and forts has been given as a tribute to Mewar dynasty.
The city once consisted of 11 gates but now only 5 remained from which Sun gate is the first one. Sun gate also known as Suraj Pol is the city's main entrance which is the longest among all the original passages and is located at the eastern side of Udaipur.
City Palace amidst shimmering Lake Pichola is beautifully constructed by pure white marble and granite. It is the largest palaces or rather say a complex in Rajasthan comprising so many palaces and Ghats in it. It is a perfect piece of architectural excellence which provides a merge of Medieval, European and Chinese architecture no doubt why considered to be one of the main attractions in Udaipur. Udaipur accord some other charismatic architectural buildings including Chittaurgarh, the Jain temples of Ranakpur, the mountain retreat of Abu and the spectacular fortress of Kumbhalgarh etc.
Udaipur accommodate some of the most magnificent luxury hotels which were the residing places of Maharaja's but now transformed into deluxe and 5 star hotels and accordingly are still keeping alive the royalty, culture and tradition of Rajasthan and their rulers.
It is advisable to visit this city in between the months of September to March as this is the best time when weather is most convenient and at its pleasantest state. Mewar festival held on the onset of spring season in this place which is yet another time to visit Rajasthan's festive spirit at its best.