Udaipur, often hailed as the 'city of lakes,' stands as one of India's most captivating and romantic destinations. Its distinct allure lies in the juxtaposition of white marble palaces, serene blue lakes, lush gardens, and temples nestled amid the embrace of hills and mountains. Established by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1559 AD on the picturesque shores of Lake Pichola, Udaipur's most iconic landmarks include the City Palace and Lake Palace. The city was meticulously planned, encircled by fortified bastions and accessible through 11 gates, with remnants of these fortifications still bearing testament to its historical grandeur. Many of the erstwhile royal residences have been transformed into splendid hotels, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Rajasthan's princely era.
Udaipur is renowned for its enchanting palaces that grace the shores of lakes or even occupy entire islands within them. The Sisodia rulers from Chittaurgarh, who held sway here, evidently had more opportunities to indulge in their artistic inclinations compared to their time in Chittaur, which was predominantly marked by warfare. Positioned on the periphery of three lakes, Udaipur's winding lanes, adorned with shops and craftsmen's studios, invite tourists to while away hours in delightful window-shopping. Udaipur distinguishes itself with its rich heritage, flourishing craftsmanship, and vibrant performing arts scene. The city's school of miniature painting is particularly renowned and worth noting for its artistic prowess.
Your journey in the Luxury Coach will lead you to Udaipur's iconic City Palace. This architectural marvel, initiated by Udai Singh in 1725, stands as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, towering at 304 meters in height and stretching 244 meters in length. Over time, subsequent rulers further embellished this magnificent structure. Today, the central segments of the palace have been meticulously preserved and transformed into the City Palace Museum, showcasing an extensive and diverse array of artifacts. Gain entry to the City Palace Museums through the Ganesh Deori, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of this historical masterpiece.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
often referred to as the garden of the maids-of-honor, enchants with its exquisite lawns, gardens, and playful fountains. Jagdish Temple, an architectural gem dedicated to Lord Vishnu, was erected in 1651 A.D by Maharana Jagat Singh I.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
is a captivating museum celebrating folk art, where puppeteers regularly enthrall audiences with their performances.
pays homage to the legendary Rana Pratap and his loyal steed, while a Japanese rock garden graces the surroundings.
a creation of Maharana Jai Singh, invites visitors to embark on leisurely cruises or row across to the island-garden, Nehru-Park, providing a serene retreat in the midst of the city.