Best five places to visit in Udaipur

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:

City Palace

City Palace

 

  • 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.

 

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

 

  • 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'”. 

 

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

 

  • 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.

 

Lake Fatehsagar

Lake FatehSagar

 

  • 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

 

  • 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.

 

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