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The genesis of the history of Udaipur begins with a famous local legend according to which Maharana Udai Singhji chanced upon a holy sage meditating on the Aravalli hills, who advised the king to establish a kingdom on this fertile valley bound by the rugged Aravalli's.

Thus Udai Singhji laid the foundations of the Udaipur city in the year 1557 A.D. Maharana Udai Singh was a descendant of the mighty Sisodias who claim their descent from the sun god, Surya. The Sisodias are recognized as the oldest ruling family in the world and were perhaps the mightiest among the warrior clans in Rajasthan.

One of the reasons for shifting the capital of Mewar from Chittaur to Udaipur was to ward off constant enemy attacks. Surrounded by the Aravalli's Udaipur was protected naturally and was considered quite safe.
The land of the legendary saint Mira Bai and dauntless Maharana Pratap, Udaipur literally means the land of dawn and is popularly known as the 'city of lakes'. Udaipur is a bustling world of scrub forests, lakes, monuments and even wild animals and surprises you with its glassy lakes in the midst of desert Rajasthan

Capital of erstwhile Mewar, Udaipur is a storehouse of fascinating monuments in white marble, ornamental royal gardens and ancient temples.

Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also called the city of lakes. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake compliments the palace along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings.The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction during the season

Quick Facts
Area : 37 kms.
Altitude : 577 meters
Climate : Hot Summer (28.8 C Min to 38.3 Max C)
Cold Winter (8.0 Min to 28.3 Max C)
Clothing :
Summer Light Tropical’s (cottons)
Winter Light Wollens
Season : Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
Language : Rajasthani, Hindi & English

How to get Udaipur



Udaipur is well connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Jaipur.


Udaipur is connected to many major cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi, Jaipur. The best train between Delhi and Udaipur, the daily Chetak Express. Trains take around 12 Hrs from Jaipur to Udaipur.


Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad to Udaipur. The roads are very good, and it takes around 8-9 hr. from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi from Jaipur and Ahmedabad.


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Best Time to Visit

The best time visit Udaipur is between Octobre to March . The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Udaipur. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Udaipur.