Lakepalace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur


Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Dawn’, is nestled amongst the Aravalli Hills and centered around Lake Pichola. Udaipur, takes its name from Maharana Udai Singh, who founded the city in 1568 after retreating from the third attack on the city of Chittaur by armies of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Its narrow medieval roads and tortuous lanes with temples at turnings, add to the city’s charm. Interspersed with old dwellings, temples and palaces are new and modern shops, cozy houses, vibrant markets and bus-stands. Udaipur is a distinguished centre of art and culture while housing and promoting local, rural art in the form of jewelry, fabrics and other handicraft. Apace, Udaipur is a religious center with temples of various deities at every corner which are also a treat to the eyes.

Udaipur is a grand and fascinating amalgamation of sounds, sights, culture and experiences that leave many-a tourist spell-bound. In all its unfathomable grandiose, it is a city that gives its traveler the opportunity to discover a part of himself through Udaipur.


UDAIPUR| TOUR CODE: 0312

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS * UDAIPUR*

With its proud tradition of chivalry and its legendary Rajas and Ranis, the leading princely state of Mewar beckons you to the magical city of Udaipur, renowned for its gardens, lakes, forts and palaces.

DAY 1: TO UDAIPUR

Morning flight to Udaipur. Transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon visit the City Palace and enjoy boat ride in the evening.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 & 3: UDAIPUR

Day at leisure. Optional Excursions: Chittorgarh: Devastated and plundered by several invaders over the centuries, 72 miles out of Udaipur, lies Chittor, the erstwhile capital of Mewar. The finest of Hindu medieval forts, Chittorgarh has some well-known landmarks of Indian history including the Vijay Stambha, or 'Victory Tower'.

Kumbhalgarh: In the Aravali Hills, 84 kilometres from Udaipur is the fort of Kumbhalgarh, built by the scholar-king, Rana Kumbha. Towering above the landscape at 3,568 feet, the highest part is the Badal Mahal, the Palace of Clouds. Kumbha's scholarship is visible in the numerous inscriptions on the walls of the Mamadeva Temple, whilst the frescoes on the walls of the private residence of the Rana are superbly preserved.

Ranakpur: The largest Jain temple complex in India, Ranakpur, is about 56 miles north of Udaipur. 1,444 ornately carved marble pillars through which sunlight pours, creating complex patterns of light and shadow support the building.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: TO NEXT DESTINATION

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.

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