First Day TourPlaces Covered: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Nehru park, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Sukhadiya Circle, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal.
City Palace The grand City Palace, towering over the Pichola Lake, is one of the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The splendid palace, originally built by Maharana Uday Singh II, rises 30 meters above Lake Pichola and extends up to 244 meters. The City Palace has number of small and big palaces, museums and the gardens. There are many popular palaces inside the City Palace Complex. The unique aspect of this conglomeration is that the architectural design (a rich blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture) is distinctly homogeneous and eye catching. The palace complex has been built entirely in granite and marble. The interiors of the palace complex with its balconies, towers and cupolas exhibit delicate mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and leftover of colored glass. The complex provides a fine view of the lake and the Udaipur city from its upper terraces. The palace is opens at 9:00 am & closes at 4:30 pm.
City Palace Landscaped island garden in Fateh Sagar Lake showcasing diverse plants, trees & bird life.Nehru Garden in Udaipur is well known for its beauty and the splendor of the blossoms. Udaipur is also famous for its beautiful lakes and is rightly called the 'Venice of the East'. Located in the heart of the Aravalli hills, this city beckons a lot of tourists.This garden is one of the most visited sites among the Lakes and Gardens in Rajasthan. It is a great place to unwind after the busy sight seeing tour of the city.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids. This garden area lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambiance of the place. There is also a small museum here. Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry.
Sukhadia Circle A large roundabout in the city's northern suburb of Panchwati, on the road to Ranakpur and Mt. Abu. centrepiece of the Circle is a large, three-tiered fountain just over 21 m. high, with scalloped dishes surmounted by a wheat-ear motif, representing prosperity. Illuminated at night, it is now a well-known landmark. If you want to experience the evening with locals, this is a place to be.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal Bhartiya lok Kala mandal was founded by Padma Shri devi lal samar in 1952. The main objective of the Institute is to conduct studies on the folk art, songs and festivals of regions like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh etc and to revive a vanishing folk culture. The institute has a puppet unit that trains children, teachers and other artists in the art of puppetry, as this is a very powerful non-conventional educative medium. It also boasts of regular performances that are a feast to behold. A group of 25 artists go on tour, both within India and abroad with a repertoire of puppet-shows and various folk dances. Their performances have brought the Institute a number of honours on a national and international level.
Rope Way Udaipur Ropeway is a prestigious project commissioned in June 2008. The promoters Omkareshwar Tradelinks Private Limited are engaged in promoting tourism in the state of Rajasthan by way of launching a number of adventure projects to enable visitors to get more value for their money. Forthcoming projects in the state of Rajasthan are Amusement Park at Gulab Bagh, Sport fishing and power gliding/para sailing.
Vintage Car The Vintage and Classic Car Museum, or Vintage & Classic Car Collection was unveiledto general public on 15 February 2000. It was inaugurated by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, founder of the National Motor Museum in England. The Vintage & Classic Car Collection is a car collection and a museum, showing all the vehicles belonging to the Maharanas of Mewar both past and present.
An artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. The lake’s surroundings and the several islands within the lake have been developed over the centuries, with palaces, marble temples, family mansions, and bathing ghats. The famous Lake Palace (now converted into a heritage hotel) is located in the middle of the lake. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake. Local buses, Tongas, auto-rickshaws and taxis provide the needed transport.
Maharana Pratap Memorial Udaipur took me to bygone Era of Rajputana Rule and it is one of my most memorable experiences which gave me the opportunity to gaze into the history of self-esteemed Maharana Pratap and Mewar. It is a historical site dedicated to the courageous Maharana Pratap located at the top of Pearl Hill or Moti Magri on the banks of Lake Fateh Sagar. The scenic beauty of the place with beautiful garden and slopes is breath-taking and the most striking thing is from there one could have the panoramic view of whole Udaipur City.