The lakes, palaces, temples, bazaars, and medieval streets make Udaipur a fascinating city in Rajasthan, smelling of history in its every nook. The city founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 has grown to be one of the famous tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Tourism has thrived as the related authorities have taken positive steps to promote tourism in Udaipur. Tourists should have prior city information on Udaipur before planning to visit this enchanting city. Touristplacesinindia.com offers you valuable information about Udaipur that would help you once you reach the city.
Facts & Figures
|Area|| 37 sq kilometers |
|STD Code|| 0294
|Languages ||English, Hindi, Marwari |
|Best time to visit||September to March|
The Sisodia rulers of Udaipur form the longest continuous lineage in the world, having ruled Mewar for 1200 years and 67 generations. They claim descent from the sun and call themselves Suryavanshis (descendants of Sun), and have been known to fiercely protect their pride and land. Twice, the city has seen a major battle almost wipe out their lineage. The valiant men fought till their death and the women committed the dreaded rite of Jauhar (mass immolation) on both the occasions. The Sisodias had maintained their enmity with the Mughuls and had refused to submit to them. While Babur, the founder of the Mughul dynasty had to fight Rana Sanga, Akbar had to contend with the military skills of Rana Pratap. Both the Ranas are among the most illustrious members of the Sisodia clan. Udaipur rose to prominence after the Sisodia rulers of Mewar had to shift their capital from Chittorgarh after their defeat by Mughul Emperor Akbar in 1569. After the defeat, the fort capital of Chittorgarh had to be abandoned.
The capital of the Sisodia dynasty was Chittor till the 6th century, when it was moved to Udaipur, named after Tourist attractions in Udaipur
The city has a large number of tourist attractions that includes the City palace, Jag Niwas Palace, the Jagdish mandir temple, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Ahar, Shilpagram, and Saheliyon Ki Bari. The museums in the city palace, Ahar, and Bagore Ki haveli are very interesting places. Some interesting tourist spots located nearby are Eklingji, Nathdwara, Nagda and Jaisamand Lake. The vibrant bazaars of the old part of the city are major attractions of Udaipur.
Udaipur has a tropical climate with hot summers and chilly winters. The temperature hovers between 36-38 °C in summers but frequently go even higher. The winters see temperatures drop below 10 °C. September to march is the best period to visit Udaipur. Light colored cottons are recommended for the summers while light woolens would suffice in the winters.
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