A magnificent blend of Rajasthani, European, Chinese and Mughal architecture makes Udaipur one of the most alluring factors of Rajasthan. Here are the best five places to visit in Udaipur:
- It houses monuments like Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace.
- It has many ancient temples like Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir, and Neemach Mata temple.
- The palace overlooks Pichola lake.
- Built with marble and granite, it features beautiful marble-work, mirror-work, silver-work, inlay-work, wall paintings and murals.
- Evening Sound and Light show held here is a must watch.
- One of the oldest and largest lakes of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is the crown jewel of lakes in Udaipur.
- The lake is surrounded by ancient forts, palaces and temples mainly the City Palace.
- Rudyard Kipling on Lake Pichola, “If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, `see it and die'”.
- Built keeping in mind Indo-Arya architecture, Jagdish Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city.
- Dedicated to Lord Vishnu the temple is inside the City Palace.
- It is a huge 3 storied building with a 79 feet high spire.
- The main shrine has an idol of Lord Vishnu, carved out of only black stone.
- Temple has 50 pillars, giant idols and paintings, intricate detailing of architecture and 2 giant elephants at the entrance.
- Lying right in front of the entrance of Moti Magri Hill, Lake Fatehsagar is an artificial lake to the north of Lake Pichola.
- Spanning over 2.4 km, the lake houses 3 islands. A boat ride can be taken to visit all islands and surf the calm waters of the lake.
- Nehru Park, Udaipur Solar Observatory and Public Park are major tourist attractions in the area.
Bagore Ki Haveli
- Bagore Ki Haveli was a striking mansion used as the adobe of the Mewar royal family inside Lake Pichola.
- The 138 rooms store hukkas, pan boxes, nutcrackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers and copper vessels which take one back to the royal era of Mewars.
- Gem of the mansion is world’s largest turban.
- Bagore Ki Haveli show is conducted in the evening to showcase Indian traditional dance and song performances.