Udaipur is famously known as the “Venice of the East” and the “City of Lakes”. Udaipur is rich in cultural background and has great location with great history. The architect of the palaces in Udaipur during the period of Rajputs provides scenic beauty of nature with royal touch. Here are some of the top destinations of Udaipur which you cannot miss if you arrive to Udaipur:
- City Palace
In the year 1559, the City Palace was constructed by Maharana Udai Singh. This palace is situated on the bank of Lake Pichola. The architect of City Palace is a mixture of Chinese, European and Medieval style with is unique feature in itself. The City Place is comprises of 11 magnificent palaces.
All these palaces were built during different periods and rulers of the Udaipur city. Each palace is of the combination of numerous courtyards, pavilions, gardens, terraces, lawns and many more. Every palace architect is huge in it and has various types of antique pieces with exclusive painting on the wall.
- Bagore Ki Haveli
It is also situated near to the Lake Pichola. This Haveli was constructed in 18th century by the chief minister of the Royal court of Mewar, Amir Chand Badwa. Further, in 1878 the Haveli become the residence of the king, Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore and is today popularily called as Bagore Ki Haveli.
Afterwards, the Haveli was transformed into museum, keeping in mind to retain its royalty touch. The museum represents the culture followed by the people of Mewar which also includes the unique collection of antique pieces like jewellery boxes, hand fans, vessels, pots used by Rajputs at that time. This magnificent building has at least 100 rooms which has stunning location, thanks to the unique style of their architect. If you went to the city of lakes, then make sure not to miss the evening shows conducted by local hides.
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
In the 15th century, Kumbhalgarh Fort was constructed by the king, Maharana Kumbha. The speciality behind this fort is that, it is the birthplace of the great warrior and king of Mewar, Maharana Pratap Singh. This is the highest and among the strongest forts of Rajasthan.
Every tourist gets stunned at the sight of this Kumbhalgarh Fort which stands formidably on 1180m high. Moreover, this fort is protected by the 13 mountain peaks of Aravali Hills.
Also, for the protection purpose, the fort is surrounded by almost 15kilometres long thick wall. The first longest wall in the world is The Great Wall of China, whereas the wall the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second longest wall in the world.
If you really want to enjoy the architect and unique beauty of Udaipur then you cannot miss this Fort on your visit to City Udaipur.
- Pichola Lake
The city is flooded with the man made wonders which are dominated by nature and well known for its art and architect. Another famous place of the Udaipur is Lake Pichola, dominance of nature beauty. The Lake Pichola was created by Rana Udai Singh II in 1362 A.D. This lake is surrounded by various natural things like, huge hills.
The Lake is covered with magnificent palaces, bathing ghats and temples. The island formed by Lake Pichola and cruise in it are the spots of tourist attraction. It is pretty sure that you will enjoy the great time with nature.
Some of the great views and experience are, sun set view, boat cruise especially at the time of sun set. The sunset view is stunning as you can see that the sun goes down in Lake and the formation of various colors at the time of sunset.
The view of palaces of Udaipur looks stunning at night if you see it from the Lake Pichola. Hence, don’t ever miss this place if you go to Udaipur to enjoy the blend nature beauty with human’s wonders.
- Sajjan Garh
If you love nature’s beauty more than the wonders made by man, then you will definitely love Sajjan Garh. Undoubtedly, in comparison to other palaces in Udaipur, this palace in small but it has nature scenic beauty.
Although, the palace condition was not maintained well but the view of sun set is great from this palace. In 1884, this palace is constructed by the king, Maha Rana Sajjan Singh.
The main objective behind the construction of this palace was to ensure the arrival of monsoon and prediction of seasons as well.
Almost nearly 1000 feet above the sea level, you can enjoy the view of Udaipur city from this palace which is next to breathtaking and guarantees of a wow factor from every visitor.