Maharana Udai Singh II
14,622 square kilometres
October to March
Udaipur city is very famous for the royal palaces that were build in the rajput era. In 1959, Maharana Udai Singh II made Udaipur as the capital of Mewar. As the Mughal became weak, the Sisodiaran as were successful in recapturing a large part of Mewar but not Chittor.Udaipur was still the capital and in the year 1818, Udaipur became one of the princely state of British India. For all these reasons the city of Udaipur was known as the:Royal House of Mewar.
There are many beautiful places in Udaipur which you should not miss out. The very first is the City Palace, which is the largest palace of Rajasthan. It is a huge architectural master piece consisting of a series of palaces that were built in different times of from around 1559, situated at the east bank of the Lake Pichola. Don't miss the Mor-chowk which is known for the wonderful mosaics that decorate the walls.Other palaces which attract thousands of visitors are the Dilkhush Mahal,Sheesh Mahal, Krishna Vilas, and Moti Mahal. The next wonderful place is the Lake Palace, which was built in 11743-1746. The palace is situated on the very famous Jag Niwas Island. Anciently a royal summer palace is currently a 5 star hotel. The Jagdish Temple in the middle of Udiapur was built by Maharana Jai Singh in the 1651 AD. It is a splendid example of the Indo-Aryan architecture. The Saheliyon-ki-Bari is a garden that was made for the forty eight women who had accompanied a princess of Udaipur. It is on the embankments of Fatah Sagar Lake. Visitors come to see the marvel pavilions, lotus pools and even elephant shaped fountains. To get more familiar to the history and culture of Rajasthan you should visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal which is a very famous museum that includes folk dances as well as puppet shows. A part from the above mentioned places, other must-visit places are the Gulab Bagh and zoo,Doodh Talai, Moti Magri, Ahar Museum, Shilpgram, Neemach Mata Temple, Bagore-ki-Haveli and the list goes on.
Including this city for your Rajasthan would be a great decision and for this you need to know the means through which you can reach to this place. The closest airport to this place is Udaipur and there are easily accessible flights from Delhi,Mumbai, Aurangabad as well as Jodhpur. Udaipur railway station is preferable to reach Udaipur which is linked through Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Ajmer. Through road Udaipur is well connected through Uttar Pradesh, Gujaratand Madhya pardesh.