Udaipur, located on the western side of the state of Rajasthan, India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Situated approximately 250 miles southwest of Jaipur (capital of Rajasthan), the city of Udaipur is known as the historical capital of the Mewar Kingdom. The city was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1559 after which the Sisodia clan who ruled the Mewar shifted their capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. The royal family or Rajvansh of Udaipur was one of the oldest kingdoms in the world. The current symbolic ruler of the city is Maharana Mahendra Singh Mewar of the Royal Family.
The city of Udaipur is also famous as the “Venice of the East” and “City of Lakes” for it has some of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, and Swarup Sagar Lake are some of the most prominent ones. Let’s explore these and some of Udaipur’s other must-visit attractions:
Apart from these popular tourist attractions within the city, Udaipur is also within close proximity of towns such as Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, and Jaisamand Lake (second biggest artificial lake in Asia).
If you are looking forward to indulge in some recreational activities, Udaipur’s surroundings make a lovely spot for horse riding and walking through the city.
There are regular flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to Udaipur Airport (Domestic). Major buses to and from Udaipur connect the city to other major cities in the country such as Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Mount Abu. Additionally, there is proper rail connectivity between Udaipur and the cities of Agra, Ajmer, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Delhi, and Jaipur.