Lakes of Udaipur
Udaipur is known as the 'city of lakes'. The two most scenic and famous lakes of
the city are Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar.
Lake Pichola is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and has two island palaces- Jag
Niwas and Jag Mandir.
Lake Fateh sagar
Lies to north of Pichola and was built by Maharana Jai Singh
but it got the name of Fateh Singh who rebuilt its dam.
Both the lakes are breathtakingly beautiful and
one can take a cruise on their waters. The Sunset over these lakes are moments to be cherished.
The imposing City Palace, towering over the lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The palace is surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas and there are fine views over the lake and the city from the upper terraces. The palace stands along the shores of Pichola.
Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, the Lake city of Udaipur is often referred as the 'Venice of the East'. Studded with extravagant palaces, hilltop fortresses, awe-inspiring temples and romantic gardens filled with blossoming trees, this 'City of Dreams' is, not surprisingly, a favourite with travellers, both Indian and Foreign. A fantasy island palace shimmering on mirror-calm Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace is one of the most romantic hotels in the world.
Shaelion- Ki- Bari
Saheliyon ki Bari, or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden, with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool.
garden is laid with extensive lawns,
fountains and shady walking lanes.
There are four pools
and fountains with elephant trunks for
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
This is a museum of folk arts which has rich collection of folk
dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. World
famous puppeteers put shows here on request in advance.
Dedicated to Vishnu, this temple was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh.