Udaipur is a city surrounded by Aravalli hill ranges, green lands, and rivers & lakes hence also known as "City of Lakes". Also popular as "Venice of the East", Udaipur is a scenic beauty having palaces, mountains and mesmerising natural landscapes.
Udaipur is quite famous for its lakes and palaces. Known as "Jewel of Mewar", this city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553, on the banks of Lake Pichola. The Palaces reflect the architectural grandeur prevailed during the era of Rajputs, and the vibrant culture it is possessing. Also beautiful landscapes is descriptive of how nature could be generous where it chooses to be.
The beautiful palaces of the city depict the lavish lifestyle of the ancient rulers. The temples of Udaipur are known for their wonderful architecture and splendid structures.
City Palace Udaipur
One of the most famous palaces of Rajasthan City Palace of Udaipur is situated on the banks of lake Pichola and uphill from the famous Jagdish Temple. Palace is magnificent in its architecture, antinquittes, paintings and this royal palace include eleven palaces built magnificently during the era of Rajput rulers. Wonderful hanging gardens on outer edge and a stunning lake side view of lake Pichola. Lake Pichola is another man made wonder in the city dominated by nature. Lake Pichola was constructed in 1362 AD while extended by Rana Udai Singh II in 16th century. Lake Pichola is famous for boat riding and mesmerising view. Many bollywood films have been shooted here.
Udaipur, the city of lakes has managed to get itself rated in Asia’s top 10 cities for 2016 by US Travel & Leisure Magazine. And one of the best city in Asia and top tourists destination in the world.
Readers of magazine have the rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.
Udaipur, is a city of rich culture and heritage, as well as having modern outlook, having shopping malls, good places to visit for, having an area of 64 square kilometres approximately bounded on its circumference by its vast natural landscapes.
People of Udaipur are of welcoming nature, youth is aspiring for future. Here are many interesting activities for the day visiting new places, shopping through street shops having various antinquittes, handicrafts, wooden items etc. Shopping mall culture is raising fast, many new and upcoming malls are developing here. People like to eat out and crave through stalls and food chains out there, hangout & enjoy on weekends through lake view and shopping malls.
The modern city of Udaipur is a hub of cultural activities, music and folk dance. Every year many tourists visit here and it is also selected as one of the India's SMART city project to built new and advanced infrastructure as well as maintaining its heritage background.
Tourism in Udaipur
This is the 7th year for Udaipur that the number of foreign tourists is going high. Udaipur stands second in the year 2017 in Rajasthan. While population of Udaipur is 520,000, the number of foreign tourists remain 3,50,000 approximately in 2017. While last year in 2018 the numbers have increased to 4,50,000 approximately. Also some local tourists and other visitors keep moving year round which makes the total number of visitors graph much higher.
Number of American tourists have increased in the year 2017. People from all over Europe & U.K, Italy, Canada, Germany, Australia, Switzerland and Japan made their visit to the City of Lakes, Udaipur.
Shopping in Udaipur
Also market here offers a plethora of small shops, big showrooms, and exhibitions that display the variety of rich Rajasthani items. It’s also a brilliant place to go for jewellery shopping in Udaipur. One can find a great assortment of handicrafts, brass wares, salutation cards, valuable stones, traditional jewellery boxes that are superbly painted, and hand crafted items.
Shilpgram is a heritage crafts village that is located about 3 km west of Fateh Sagar in Udaipur. Spread over a large area of 70 acres, the village displays an array of traditional mud huts and wood-houses. Here one can find all the rural items like pottery, handmade paintings, wooden furniture, and much more.
Everything from ethnic wear, traditional souvenirs, jewellery, to handicrafts can be bought in while travelling Udaipur.