Udaipur the city of lakes

City Palace (City Palace, Udaipur)
City Palace which stands on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide great views of Jag Mandir on one side and the city of Udaipur on the other. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping portions, terraces, corridors and gardens. There is a Suraj Gokhda, where the Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in the times of trouble to the people to restore confidence. The Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), gets its name from the mosaics in glass decorating its walls. The Chini Chitrashala is noteworthy while a series of wall paintings of Krishna are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are other palaces such as Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas - in memory of a princess of striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princes. Now the palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils. The former guesthouse of the city palace, Shiv Niwas Palace and the Fateh Prakash Palace have been converted into heritage hotels.

Jagdish Mandir (Jagdish Temple Udaipur)
The Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 A.D. It is an example of Indo - Aryan architecture and this temple is having a great example of architecture and art.

Gulab Bagh and Zoo (Udaipur Gulab Bagh and Zoo)
A rose garden laid out by Maharaja Sajjan Singh is situated near the palace on the east side of Lake Pichola. Within the garden, there is a zoo with tigers, leopards, Chinkara gazelle, birds, and many wild animals.

Doodh Talai (Udaipur Doodh Talai)
A rock and fountain garden and the sunset point from which one can enjoy the sunset view in Lake Pichola and a panoramic view of the old city. Also one can enjoy the Aerial tramway (rope way) which connects one of the Doodh Talai gardens to Karni Mata temple.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal (Udaipur Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal)
This is a museum of folk arts and traditional dances. It also hosts puppet shows and folk dances in its auditorium.

Sukhadia Circle (Udaipur Sukhadia Circle)
Sukhadia Circle (Square) is a large roundabout in the city's northern suburb of Panchwati, on the road to Ranakpur and Mt. Abu. The Circle is a popular recreational centre and meeting place

Other places of interest include Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Maharana Pratap Memorial or Moti Magri, Bohara Ganesh Ji, Nehru Garden, Bagore-ki-Haveli, Ahar Museum, Shilpgram, Neemach Mata Temple, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Ranka Palace


History (History of Udaipur)