Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination in India and also one of the most sought-after cities for destination weddings. Udaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its historic heritage and rich culture. The City Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sajjan Garh, Saheliyon Ki Bari, and Eklingji Temple are some popular attractions of Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Nathdwara, Sas-Bahu Temple, Ahar and Ranakpur are the nearest attractions. Mewar festival and Gangaur festival are the popular festivals celebrated in Udaipur and have a unique charm. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for the women of Rajasthan. This festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music, and firework displays. The Directorate of Tourism organizes a 10-day Craft Bazaar at Shilpgram in December.
History of Udaipur
The previous kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur is one of the culturally rich cities in India. The city possesses great pride and glorious history. In the year 1958, Mughal emperor Akbar the Great overtook Chittorgarh and Rajput King Udai Sing was forced to flee from there. After leaving Chittorgarh, Udai Singh established the city of Udaipur. Until the British reign started in the country, Udaipur served as the capital of the Mewar clan. In 1818 when the British gradually started spreading their wings throughout the country, the city of Udaipur then declared as the princely state. In 1947, when India gained Independence Mewar kingdom was integrated into the state of Rajasthan. Being situated around the artificial lakes the city is called the City of Lakes. Udaipur is ornamented with other names such as the City of Palaces and Venice of the East perfectly justifying its scenic beauty and majestic historical background.
Best Time to Visit Udaipur
Tourists can visit Udaipur throughout the year but the most pleasant time to pay a visit is from mid of September to the end of March. Even in the coldest month of the year, January the days are bright, sunny and warm with maximum temperature around 28.3 °C making it more pleasant to enjoy the scenic beauty of Udaipur.
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