City Palace, Udaipur is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty.
The most popular sightseeing place in Udaipur, City Palace stands magnificently on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. Flanked by the Aravali mountain range, City Palace is worth admiring for its natural settings that offer a breathtaking view of the surroundings. The City Palace has always been a self-sufficient developing centre within itself and shall continue to grow into an ideal prototype of a living palace complex.
Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city.
One of the oldest and the biggest lakes in Udaipur, Pichola lake is world famous for its picturesque beauty and scenic surrounding. Pretty as lake Pichola is, it is also home to four islands which consist of palaces and monuments constructed by the Mewar dynasty in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is lifeline of Udaipur city and city lives on its banks.
Fateh Sagar Lake is situated in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, constructed north-west of Udaipur, to the north of Lake Pichola in the 1680s.
Fateh Sagar Lake is well-planned with three intake channels and an overflow channel that is usually brought into play in the rainy season. Fateh Sagar Lake is embellished by three small islands, which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake.
Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur.
The temple is built with Indo-Aryan style of construction, and it gives the temple a rather distinct nature that can’t be overlooked. The temple has an awe inspiring 79 feet high pagoda adorned with sculptures of dancers, musicians, elephants and horsemen. It is the city's largest and most resplendent temple.
Moti Magri is a hill in India. It overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Atop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap, which has a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favourite horse "Chetak".
The statue of Maharana Pratap is 11 feet high, with a weight of 7 tonnes. It was built in 1948 by Maharana Bhagwat Singh. Moti Magri is one of the interesting tourist attractions of Udaipur, the city of dawn. It is an intrinsic part of the socio-cultural landscape and hence, offers an insightful peek into life, as it exists in Udaipur.
Gorgeous and ornate, the Gulab Bagh in Udaipur is a paradisiacal pleasure garden spread over a sprawling 100 acres. Named after the gulab (roses) that grow here, Gulab Bagh is located on the banks of the famous Pichola Lake. During 1850's, Maharana Sajjan Singh took the initiative to built this beautiful garden. The main attraction of Gulab Bagh are the roses in the garden. There are several varieties of roses found here including some from foreign lands.
The garden is a simply lovely experience and the collection of flowers, trees and other plants is remarkable. It is certainly a worthy retreat for the kids.