MaharanaUdai Singh laid the foundation stones of Udaipur as early as 1557 AD. With the magnificent Aravalli mountain range acting as a natural barrier, the city remained out of reach to the fiercest warriors including the Mughal armies. It remained the capital of Mewar until 1947, when Mewar province became a part of Rajasthan.
The city of Udaipur is famous for its calm surrounds, pictorial lakes and shimmering palaces. The city is also called ‘Venice of the East’ because of its beautiful lakes.
The city has a white aura, foras pink is to Jaipur, white is to Udaipur. Besides handicraft like paintings, marble articles, silver arts and terracotta, the city is also known for its temples, gardens and museums. The City Palace and Museum is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with a stunning collection of objects belonging to different Maharanas of Udaipur.
It’s most pleasant to visit Udaipur during winters. The temperatures in the evenings and nights dip, and the daytime temperatures usually stay a little above 22°C (68°F).
Get to tourist attractions in Udaipur in state-run buses, cabs and autos, or the luxury sedans provided by The Leela Palace Udaipur, on request