Udaipur is a historical city and also the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian State of Rajasthan.
Located at the base of the Aravali mountain range, Udaipur is also referred to as the 'Venice of the East' and the 'City of Lakes'. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana. Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput founded the city in 1559 AD, and shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. It remained as the capital city till 1818 AD when it became a British princely state, and thereafter the Mewar province became a part of Rajasthan when India gained independence in 1947. Udaipur is the birth place of legendary King Maharana Pratap.
City Palace is a beautiful royal palace complex situated on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city of Rajasthan. This majestic City Palace is among the top places to visit in Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.The City Palace was built initially by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, when he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittorgarh to the new found city of Udaipur.
Lake is an artificial fresh water lake situated in the heart of Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills, gardens, temples and havelis, Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful lakes in India and a popular tourist attraction in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is one of the several contiguous lakes, developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur city.
Fateh Prakash Palace is a heritage building situated inside City Palace complex on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is one of the popular places of Udaipur sightseeing and also one of the most famous wedding destinations in Udaipur.The Fateh Prakash Palace was constructed on the orders of Maharana Fateh Singh.
Maharana Pratap Memorial is situated atop Moti Magri or Pearl Hill on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur.Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the great Maharana Pratap Singh and his loyal horse Chetak. The memorial was constructed in 1948 with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust.
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The Udaipur Solar Observatory was built in 1975 by Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar under the aegis of Vedshala Trust, Ahmedabad and Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Built with the objective to constantly monitor the Sun, the observatory was designed as per the model of the Big Bear solar observatory in the southern California. The observatory was later taken over by the Department of Space, Govt. of India under the administration of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad in 1981.
Chittorgarh Fort is an ancient hill fort situated in Chittorgarh town of Rajasthan. It one of the largest forts in India and also one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan and also one of the top places to visit as part of Udaipur tour packages.
The original Chittorgarh Fort was built by Maurya dynasty in the 7th century AD. It was then known as Chitrakut after Chitrangada Mori, a Rajput chieftain as written on historical Mewari silver coins.
Padmini Palace is situated at the southern part of Chittorgarh Fort. It is one of the most famous hitorical places to visit in Rajasthan and also one of the top places to visit in Chittorgarh. Padmini Palace was once the palatial abode of the exquisitely beautiful Rajput queen, Rani Padmini, the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh.
Ratan Singh Palace or Ratan Singh Mahal is a large historical palace situated in Chittorgarh Fort. Located along the Ratneshwar Talab, this palace is one of the top places to visit in Chittorgarh.The Ratan Singh Palace is attributed to Rana Ratan Singh II (AD 1528 - 31). It is rectangular on plan and enclosed by a high wall.
Kumbhalgarh, also known as Kumbhalmer, is a historical fortress located in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan and also one of the top historical Rajasthan tourist places.Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century AD. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh.