Places Covered: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Dudh Talai, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Sukhadiya Circle, Monsoon palace (Sajjan Garh)
This splendid palace was built in the year 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh. The palace was further reconstructed and beautified by Uday Singh's successors, who added numerous structures to the original complex. The Palace now has a mixture of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens.
Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. Located 150m north of the palace in Indo-Aryan architectural style, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple walls and the shikara or tower are decorated with carvings of Vishnu.
A small lake surrounded with beautiful, structured and precisely manicured garden with fountains and beautiful rocks. A rock and fountain garden and the sunset point from which one can enjoy the sunset view in Lake Pichhola and a panoramic view of the old city. Also one can enjoy the Aerial tramway (rope way) which connects one of the dudh talai gardens to Karni Mata temple.
Mewar region of Rajasthan is famous for its rich art and culture. Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal is an institution engaged in the studies of folk art, culture, songs and festivities of Rajasthan. The institution has a museum known as the Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum which exhibits the rural dresses, ornaments, puppets, folk musical instruments and paintings of Rajasthani culture. The puppet theatre here offers puppet shows as well.
An artificial lake constructed by Maharana in north of Lake Pichola in 1678 and to the north-west of Udaipur. Within the confines of the Fateh Sagar Lake, there are three small islands.; the largest of these is called the Nehru Park, the second island houses a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain and the third island is the address for the Udaipur Solar Observatory. Every year a festival called the Hariyali Amavasya Mela (Green New Moon Fair) is organized at the lake precincts.
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 ambience 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.
An old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. The palace has over a hundred rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The building has a large and exquisite collection of Mewar painting and glassworks. In the evening, the haveli lightens and stages enjoyable performance of traditional dance and music of Rajasthan.
This palace is unique for the purpose for which it was constructed. The palace was built by Sajjan Singh to keep a watch over the monsoon clouds in the surrounding region. Later it was used as a hunting retreat for the royal family. Initially the king had intended to establish a nine storied astronomical center at this spot but his sudden demise shattered his plans.