Udaipur Trip – May 2010
Most famous short weekend destination for the western Indian residents is also a favourite destination for the tourist from various part of the india as well as for the tourists from various part of the world. It is famous for the family holidays, tourists wish to explore the palaces and culture & food of Rajasthan, for its lake beauty and the beauty of the aravali mountain range. Perhaps the most famous town of India covered with most luxury hotels and resorts and various attractions like the City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, The Lake Pichola and the Lake Fatehsagar.
Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. The beautiful City Palace and Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and marble. Solar observatory in Lake Fateh Sagar is the only observatory in India located on an island and has been made on the pattern of Big Bear Lake in Southern California. The ten-day Shilpgram Festival which starts from 21 Dec to 30 Dec pulls in a large number of people interested in arts and crafts.
Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the new capital of Mewar Kingdom. It is located in the fertile, circular Girwa Valley to the southwest of Nagda, which was the first capital of Mewar.