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Happy Holidays – Udaipur

Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called ‘the city of lakes’.

Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the world and, also known as the ‘Venice of East’. The famous places to visit in and around Udaipur are: City Palace where the architecture is exquisite; there are a few structures that leave the visitor awestruck. The crystal gallery, the vintage car museum, Maharani Palace and the view of the city are the major attractions of City Palace. Visitors also like to stay up late for the Mewar Light and Sound Show that is organized every evening here. Pichola Lake is like another vital identity of Udaipur. It is a 4kms long man-made lake and is believed to be one of the most beautiful ones as well. The lake has two famed islands namely Jagniwas and Jagmandir. At Jagniwas Island one has the opportunity to witness another famous palace in Udaipur – the Lake Palace (Now known as Taj Lake Palace), whereas on Jagmandir Island, one can visit the popular Jagdish Temple, an Indo-Aryan Temple located near the Badi Pol entrance of the City Palace; one can easily find a way up to it through the elephant-flanked steps. The charm of Udaipur is incomplete without Fateh Sagar Lake. There are three islands in the lake out of which Nehru Park is the most famous. It is also an ideal place for family outing as it has a zoo. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is a folk-art museum that is situated in the Chetak Circle. It is a perfect place for the history lovers as it displays a collection of Rajasthani culture. City Palace and Lake Palace overlook this beautiful ghat, which means one gets an exclusive view of the two palaces from here. Monsoon Palace/Sajjangarh Palace was once the favoured destination of the royal family during the monsoon season. The palace is perched upon a hill and from a distance looks like one of those castles from a fairy-tale. The palace is now famed for its sunset view. One can also visit the nearby Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary. Moti Magri is a hilltop that has the famous Maharana Pratap Memorial. The height of the hill allows tourists to click some of the best pictures of the city. Vintage Classic Cars Museum has a car collection of the Maharaja. Kumbhalgarh Fort is about two hours drive from Udaipur and is truly majestic! Along with the fort, one can also visit the famous Haldi Ghati where the great battle involving Maharana Pratap took place. Ek Lingji Temple is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is worth praising; it is a double-storied temple that looks magnificent with its pyramidal style of roof and distinctly carved tower. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway is enjoyed by almost everyone who visits Udaipur city. This cable car is installed between two mountains on the bank of Pichola Lake. Jaisamand Lake/Dhebar Lake is renowned as one of the largest artificial lakes in India and is located at a distance of about 48 kms from Udaipur. Udaipur Solar Observatory is considered as the best solar observing site in India. It was designed as per the model of Solar Observatory at Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Udaipur is full of surprises and there is still much left that you can discover on your own in this gorgeous city but for that you have to visit this place. So, if you are tired of your hectic schedules and daily routine, then plan a trip to the city of lakes to lighten up your worries and tensions.

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