Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace), UdaipurUdaipur is the jewel of Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola.

The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favourably located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.

Bagore Ki Haveli, UdaipurOverlooking the aquamarine expanses of the Lake Pichhola stands the splendid City Palace - a marvel in granite and marble.

Of the original eleven gates of the Udaipur City, only five remain. The Surajpole or Sun Gate on the eastern side is the main entrance to the city.

This city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis drenched in romance  and beauty. Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. 

Exquisite Lake Palace of Udaipur, shimmering like jewel on Lake Pichhola are overwhelming in splendour.

Several places of interest around Udaipur, including the majestic Chittaurgarh, the mountain fortress of Kumbhalgarh, beautiful Jain temples of Ranakpur, religious townships of Eklingji and Nathdwara and the cool retreat of Mount Abu, make the visit to this region a memorable one.

Places of tourist interest in Udaipur

Gulab Bagh (Rose Garden) Pichhola Lake

Musical Fountain City Palace

Jagdish Temple Bagor ki Haveli

Jain Temple, Ahar Mahasatya, Ahar
Ahar Museum Aravali Park
Pratap Smarak (Memorial) Nehru Park

Fateh Sagar Sukhadia Circle

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal Shilpgram (Artisan's Village)
Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour)
Manikyalal Verma Park, Dudh Talai (Rock Garden)
Sajjangarh Fort & Wildlife Sanctuary (Monsoon Palace)

Places of tourist interest around Udaipur

Ranakpur 90 Km Jaisamand Lake 90 Km

Charbhuja Ji 100 Km Chawand 60 Km

Kankroli / Rajsamand 65 Km Keshriya Ji 65 Km

Nathdwara 50 Km Sawariya Ji 70 Km
Ekling Ji 21 Km Aninda Parshwanath 40 Km
Haldighati 50 Km Chittorgarh 112 Km

Kumbhal Garh 85 Km      

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