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Udaipur- The City of Lakes

Udaipur (The City of Lakes) Tour on Luxury Train The Maharajas Express

The Maharajas’ Express Tours offers you Udaipur Luxury Tours. Visit Udaipur which blesses us with an inherent charm and a royal aura making it a must visit place in Rajasthan.

Udaipur, City of Lakes, get its name because of its sophisticated lake system. It is the historical capital of the Kingdom of Mewar. Dubbed as “The most romantic spot on the continent of India”, it is a beautiful place in Rajasthan, with its Havelis and Ghats spread around the waters of the lake and in some cases like Jag Mandir, floating upon them. It still has its marvellous palaces and monuments, boat rides on the lake, the bustle of its ancient bazaars, its lively art scene, the quaint old-world feel of its better hotels, its endless tempting shops and some lovely countryside to explore on wheels, feet or horseback. Udaipur is a fascinating tourist destination that will win you with its history, culture, scenic locations, and Rajput-era palaces.

The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of what an architectural and cultural marvel should be. The Grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city.

Highlights of the Udaipur Luxury Tours:

1) Saheliyon Ki Bari – It is a garden which is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presenting a green retreat in the dry Lands of Rajasthan. It has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh and also has a small museum.

2) Sukhadiya Circle – It is a small pond, at the center of which lies a 21ft high-tiered fountain. The fountain is made of white marble, and is shaped like a wheat-ear motif, which stands as a symbol of prosperity. It is a popular recreational centre in Udaipur and has a number of options for fast food centres, camel and horse rides, boat ride and kids play zone areas.

3) City Palace Museum – Located inside the complex of City Palace, this museum is also known as Pratap Museum. The entrance gate of the City Museum is known as Ganesh Deori, which means of “Door of Lord Ganesha”. The museum has many rare priceless possessions like antique paintings of Mewar, detailed Rajasthani Art, etc.

4) Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal – The institution has a museum that exhibits collection of folk articles from Rajasthan like rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. There is a puppet theatre too where puppet shows are held at regular intervals.

Udaipur, City of Lakes holds so many treasures which can only be explored by renting a rowboat and sailing through the lakes or escaping into the narrow old city lanes which demonstrate the true Mewari culture.