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Udaipur- the City of Lakes, the Abode of Art

The following blog talks about the art of Udaipur and focuses on the ancient art of miniature paintings. It talks in detail about the picturesque city that is also known as The Venice of East and its most beautiful possession, City Palace.

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Art has always been an active part of human existence, right from the beginning of the time. Art is something that differentiates between various cultures and dynasties. It is through art that we can go back to the medieval times and analyze them closely. India is known all over the globe for its archaic art and the art in our country carries the impression of various cultures and needless to say, this mélange of artistic endeavors is something that has inspired travelers from all parts of the world.

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Udaipur is popularly called the city of lakes; but besides lakes, it is also an abode to some of the finest miniature paintings.  In sync with the entire Rajasthan, even Udaipur has witnessed a rise and demise of different kingdoms which is reflected in its art and architecture. This exquisite city boasts the unique City Palace which was built over a period of 400 years and its foundation was laid in 16th century by Maharana Udai Singh II of Sisodia Rajput clan. The architecture of palace is influenced by Rajasthani and Mughal style and is built ornately; the archaic palace is built on a hill top and oversees the breathtaking view of shimmering waters of Lake Pichola. All this can be seen and explored in a variety of Udaipur Luxury tours, even the royal Maharajas’ Express provides its guests an unforgettable experience in the city of lakes.

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Apart from architecture, the palace borrows its flamboyance from a plethora of vibrant miniature paintings. These paintings are made up of stone colors that are mixed with water and natural gum. Usually, these miniature paintings depict the Indian kings and queens and other scenes from medieval India. One can see elephants which are decorated with bright colors or scenes of kings and queens taking their royal rides and being followed by their entourage. All the colors used in these paintings are also extracted creatively, for instance the color black is extracted from used vessels. These paintings are placed mainly in Badi Mahal which served the purpose of an exotic garden for rulers and Bhim Vilas also has a plethora of paintings that beautifully depict the life of Indian deities, Radha and Krishna.

Udaipur is included in two of the Maharajas’ train holiday packages namely, “The Indian Splendour” and “The Heritage of India”. The world’s leading luxury train ensures that you travel through the Venice of East in utmost comfort and unmatchable opulence. Besides Udaipur, guests can even visit the other places in Rajasthan and take closer look at the history of India in the state of royal lineage.