Hemmed in by blue lakes and the lush foothills of the Aravalli mountain range, Udaipur is a charming city, often referred to as the 'Venice of the East'. The lake palace of Jag Niwas, located in the centre of Pichola lake, is an architectural masterpiece, as is the Monsoon Palace on the hill above.
Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, who was allegedly instructed by a holy man meditating on a nearby hill to establish the city.
Today, Udaipur is a centre for performing arts, crafts and miniature paintings. One of the highlights on the calendar is the Shilpgram Festival held on New Year. It is a celebration of Udaipur's artistic talent.
The climate here is very pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 11C - 22C in winter and 28C - 42C in summer. The best time to visit is September through to March, when the days are balmy and the nights cool.
Some important distances are:
The Udaipur(Dabok) Airport is 24Kms from the city center.
Delhi-661 kms, Jaipur-409 kms, Ajmer-274 kms, Jodhpur-259 kms, Mount Abu-190 kms, Chittaurgarh-112 kms & Nathdwara-50 kms. Ahmedabad is 252 kms.
Some Major Attractions in Udaipur:
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Blue City, Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
Jantar Mantar World Unesco Her...
Lake Pichola, Udaipur
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