The city of Lakes. Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lake,
hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis.
Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and
inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.
Possibly no city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. The
French Impressionist Painters, let alone the Brothers Grimm, would have
loved this place,and it's not without justifiction that Udaipur has been
called the venice of the East. Udiapur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom
ruled by the Disdain dynasty for 1200 Years. The foundation of the city
has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana
Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man
meditations on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed
the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favorable located
spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable
altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the
advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.
Culture of Udaipur
A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating
blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination
of poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces,
lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the
flavor of a heroic past,epitomizing valour and chivalry. Their reflection
in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight. Overlooking
the aquamarine expanses of the Lake Pichhola stands the splendid City
Palace-a marvel in granite and marble.
Of the original eleven gates of the Udaipur City, only five remain. The
Suraj Pol the original or Sun Gate on the eastern side is the main
entrance to the city. Exquisite lake palaces of Udaipur shimmering like
jewels on Lake Pichhola are overwhelming in splendor.