Often referred to as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts in Rajasthan
Often referred to as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts. The famous Lake Palace, located bang in the middle of Lake Pichola is easily one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur.
Udaipur is also home to Jaisamand Lake, the largest artificial lake in Asia.
The beautiful City Palace and Sajjan Garh add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city.
The solar observatory in Udaipur is known as one of the best in Asia and has been modelled after the Solar Observatory at Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Udaipur is also renowned for is miniature paintings.
The Shilpgram festival, held sometime around the New Year manages to pull in great crowds of people interested in arts and crafts.
Udaipur City Palace
The City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. The balconies, cupolas and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city. This complex actually consists of four major and several minor palaces that collectively form the magnificent City Palace. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying ancient artefacts.
Now a hotel, The Lake Palace was originally called Jag Niwas Palace and served as a summer palace. Built between 1743 and 1746 on the island near Jagmandir Palace in Lake Pichola, the palace, which faces east, is a wondrous sight to behold. The walls made of black and white marbles are adorned by semi-precious stones and ornamented niches. Gardens, fountains, pillared terraces and columns line its courtyards.
Pichola was the name of a village that was submerged and lent its name to the lake when it was expanded. The islands of Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir as housed in this lake. Along the eastern banks of the lake lies the City Palace. A boat ride in the lake around sunset offers a breathtaking view of the Lake and City Palaces.
Fateh Sagar Lake
This delightful lake, bordered by hills and woodlands, lies to the north of Lake Pichola. This artificial lake is connected to Lake Pichola by a canal. The lake houses the beautiful Nehru Island as well as an islet on which stands the Udaipur Solar Observatory. It was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught and was initially called Connaught Bundh.
Situated just outside Udaipur, this 19th century palace is built on top of Bansdara Mountain. Used as a monsoon palace and hunting lodge, its builder, Maharana Sajjan Singh, originally planned to make it an astronomical centre. The plan was cancelled with Maharana Sajjan Singh's premature death. It is still an awe-inspiring sight on the Udaipur skyline and offers spectacular views of the city and the areas around.
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island on the Lake Pichola. Also called the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the construction for this began in 1551 and was completed around 1652. The royal family used the palace as its summer resort and for hosting parties. Interestingly, Prince Khurram - later Emperor Shah Jahan - was given shelter here when he rebelled against his father Emperor Jahangir. The palace had such an impact on Emperor Shah Jahan that it went on to become the inspiration for one of the most magnificent Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
An example of the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, Jagdish Temple was built in 1651 and continues to be one of the most famous temples in Udaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the structure is an architectural marvel with carved pillars, graceful ceilings and painted walls. This three-storied temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh.
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Golden Triangle with Classic Rajasthan
Tour 20 Days / 19 Nights
With the Golden Triangle and Classic Rajasthan tour you will visit the main attractions of Rajashan and the Golden Triangle in India discover the forts and historic cities of India and include a Jeep Safari in Ranthambore Park and a camel trek throug
Golden Rajasthan Tour
Tour 9 Days / 8 Nights
With Golden Rajasthan tour with private driver you can discover the main attractions in Rajasthan: Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. You will discover the ancient culture and traditions of India.
Golden Triangle tour with Udaipur
Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights
Golden Triangle tour with extension to Udaipur. With this trip you can visit Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Classic Rajasthan tour
Tour 14 Days / 13 Nights
Rajasthan Classic tour to discover the famous indian cities in Rajasthan as Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa.
Journey to discover Chittorgarh from Udaipur
Tour 1 Day
Daily excursion to Chittorgarh with departure and return to Udaipur. This day tour takes you to discover the largest fort in India.
Day trip to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh
Tour 1 Day
Daily excursion from Udaipur with visit of Ranakpur and its famous Jainist temple and Kumbhalgarh the second most important fortress of Rajasthan. Return to Udaipur.
Tour Mount Abu from Udaipur
Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights
Tour with departure and return from Udaipur to discover Mount Abu, the only mountain resort in Rajasthan.
Exotic Rajasthan Tour
Tour 13 Days / 12 Nights
Exotic Rajasthan tour with driver for discover the best of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Monte Abu, Jodhpur, Jaislamer, Bikaner and Mandawa
Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights
Rajasthan tour is a tour with driver for discover the main attractions of Rajasthan as Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Mount Abu and Jodhpur. This tour leaves and returns from Jaipur.
Rajasthan Tour with Varanasi
Tour 15 Days / 14 Nights
Tour with driver in Rajasthan and visit of Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkatr, Jaipur, Agra and extension to Varanasi
Perfect Rajasthan with Varanasi
Tour 22 Days / 21 Nights
Perfect Rajasthan tour allows you to visit all the most famous attractions of Rajasthan with extensions of the tour to Varanasi by train from Agra
Rajasthan village tour
Tour 20 Days / 19 Nights
Our Rajasthan Village Tour will give you the chance to discover the most beautiful attractions in Rajasthan and explore the culture of the ancient Indian villages.
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Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination is also known as Blue City because many houses in old city are colour blue.
Jaipur is Rajasthan’s biggest city also kwow as the Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings,
Jaisalmer, the desert city, is also called the Golden city thanks to the color it gets from the yellow sandstone
Bikaner ancient caravan city of Rajasthan preserves unaltered the medieval atmosphere and is gathered around the high walls at the limits of the Thar desert.
Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous National Parks in India where you can see the tigers.
Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent monuments royal chhatris and glorious palaces.
Ranakpur seen from a distance looks like a green spot with the hills woven one inside the other that preserve the beautifully carved temple of Chaturmukha Adinath Temple.
Capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
The city of Ajmer gets its name from Ajay Meru. Roughly translated, it means ‘invincible hills.
Pushkar is different from any other city in Rajasthan is a magnetic spot and Hindu pilgrimage destination.
Mandawa is a small town located in the heart of the Shekhawati region, in Rajasthan, famous in India for the type of fort and haveli
Tour in Bharatpur Rajasthan with private driver. Tour Bharatpur in Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan located 475 km from Jaipur
Abhaneri is a recommended stop on the way from Agra to Jaipur, a small village famous for the Chand Baori, a spectacular stairwell.
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