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Udaipur: Travel Tips for Rajasthan Tours

Udaipur, also known as the city of lakes is home to some beautiful lakes which include LakePichola, Fatah Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar. The city is a popular destination among tourists owing to its royal attractions reflecting the glory of erstwhile kings of Rajasthan. Udaipur was founded by Rana Udai Singh as the capital city of Mewar in 1559. Legend says that while hunting in the foothills of Aravali hills, Rana Udai Singh came upon a hermit who guided him to build his fort on the same place, assuring that it will be well-protected from enemies.

Attractions in Udaipur 
Udaipur is a renowned destination owing to its lakes, palaces, temples and culture which attracts thousands of domestic and international tourists. Some of the famous attractions in Udaipur are as follows:

City Palace 

City Palace,Udaipur
City Palace in Udaipur
Among the major attractions in Udaipur, City Palace deserves a special mention. The palace was built by Maharaja Udai Singh as the site of his new capital, Udaipur. The palace is a beautiful palatial structure standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The palace displays a unique blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, European and Chinese architecture. The City Place houses many big and small palaces, museums and gardens which include Amar Vilas, Badi Mahal, Durbar hall, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal, Mor Chowk, Zenana Mahal, Rang Bhawan and Sheesh Mahal etc.

Lake Palace

Lake Palace,Udaipur
Lake Palace in Udaipur
One of the most astonishing palaces in the world, Lake Palace is a landmark of Udaipur. Once the abode of the royal family of Udaipur, the lake palace has now been converted into a luxury heritage hotel. The palace was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1743 and was named after him as Jag Niwas. Set amidst Lake Pichola, the palace is a sheer poetry in white marble.

Saheliyon Ki Badi

Saheliyon Ki Badi,Udaipur
Saheliyon Ki Bari :The Most Beautiful Gardens in Udaipur
Saheliyon ki Badi is a famous garden which was designed by Maharana Pratap in honor of 48 maid attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as a part of her dowry. The garden is dotted with lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant shaped fountains. There is also a small  museum inside the garden.

Cultural Fairs and Festivals in Udaipur

Cultural Fairs & Festivals,Udaipur
Celebrates fairs and festivals,Udaipur
The city of Udaipur celebrates all fairs and festivals with utmost zeal. The Mewar festival is celebrated to welcome the arrival of spring season. It coincides with the famous Gangaur festival in Udaipur. The women dress up in their best clothes and participate in this festival. They gather to dress the idols of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) and carry them in a traditional possession to different parts of the city. The events also showcases many cultural programs such as songs, dances etc. The festival concludes with an amazing fireworks display.

Things to do in Udaipur
The entertainment and leisure activities in Udaipur are according to the ethnic and imperial charm of Rajasthan state. Horse-riding in Udaipur is a perfect way of escaping from the hustle-bustle of this royal city. The highlight of horse-riding is a thrilling overnight safari to Jaismand along with a lifetime experience in a Luxurious safari camp near the Jaismand Lake. Camel safari is a common activity which you will find nearly in every state of Rajasthan. The camel safari will acquire your one whole day. The safari offers you an opportunity to meet the tribal people on your palace on wheels journey.