Udaipur

Places of Interest

Atop the Moti Magri or Prarl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana.

A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenulated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces corridors rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate- The Tripolia with eight marble porticos. The maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold, the the equivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace. The Suraj Gokhada, the balcony of the sun, is where the suryavansi maharanas of Mewar presented themselves to the people in times of trouble to restore their confidence. The "Mor Chowk' known for its exquisite peacock mosaics in glass and the Chini Chitrashala noted for its blue and white ceramics are another attraction in the palace.

Built in 1651A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo army temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple in Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images.

The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.

This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing sport where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.

A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of jills on the three sides and the Pratap memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park, a lovely garden island with a boar shaped cafe accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.

The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later enlarged by the founder. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking magnificence.

The ancient capital of Sisodias, 3 Km from Udaipur, Ahar boasts of a profusion of royal cenotaphs of the rulers of Mewar. A rare collection of antiquities including earthen pots, iron objects and other art items excavated in the region are displayed in a small Government museum.

Dominating the city's skyline is the monsoon palace of Sajjan Garh. It offers a panoramic overview of the city's lakes, palaces and the surrounding countryside.

A spectacular rose Garden laid out by Maharana Sanjjan Singh. A library in the garden has a rare collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books.