Saturday, 18 July 2015

Growing City Udaipur & its Diverse Shades

Udaipur is growing rapidly as a city and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. The city of ‘Udaipur’ is often known as ‘Venice of East’ and is lovingly called the ‘Lake city’. The cityscape is adorned with ‘palaces, lakes, ancient temples, cultural flavors, vibrant markets, festive surrounding and fading mountain ranges’.

Recently the city has been included in the list of 100 ‘Smart City’ mission of ‘Prime Minister of India ~ Narendra Modi and his government’. The city host grand festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, and is the love nest of honeymooners. Hotels in Udaipur are in high demand due to its diversified charms and fascinating history luring travelers from every corner of the world.

Udaipur as Growing City: 

1     Many new engineering colleges are in the pipeline and the field of education is growing rapidly.

2       UB Photo walk exhibition ~ Aims at giving exposure to aspiring photographers and depicting the real India

3      Illuminati ~ The most awaited Lake Facing Hotel Udaipur

These events and exhibitions are also contributing immensely to its tourism growth. The Udaipur tour is considered incomplete without exploring the city attractions. Let’s explore the best attractions of Udaipur in numbers. 

1.      City Palace: Built in 1559 by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh
Striking Features – 11 Palaces within the main palace, hanging gardens, antiques, wall paintings, terraces, courtyards, pavilions

2.      Kumbhalgarh Fort: The fort is built in 15th century and is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. It was commissioned by Maharana Kumbha.
Striking Features – The fort is situated at a height 1180 meters and the wall of the fort is 15 km long (next only to ‘Great Wall of China’)

3.      Bagore ki Haveli: The 18th century haveli transformed into a museum demonstrating the cultures of Mewar region.
Striking Features - rare antiques. Jewelry boxes, sandalwood hand fans, copper vessels, 18th century paintings, and 100 rooms designed uniquely

4.     Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace): It’s the only unfinished palace of Udaipur. It was commissioned by Maharana Sajjan Singh to predict weather conditions and arrival of Monsoon.
Striking Features – Situated at a height of 100 meter above sea level and gives a hypnotic view of entire Udaipur City

5.     Lake Pichola: The man-made lake created in 1362 and expanded by Rana Udai Singh II in 16th century.
Striking Features – Boat cruise in evening hours at Lake Pichola is amazing 

6.     Shrinathji Temple: Famed temple of Lord Krishna and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Udaipur City. Hotels near Shrinathji Temple are always overbooked. So, to get the best hotel always book hotel in advance.
Striking Features – The idol of Lord Krishna emerged from Govardan Hill.

7.      The Lake is man-made wonder and was created in 1362 and later extended by Rana Udai Singh II in 16th century. The boat cruise in ‘Lake Pichola’ can give you a look into the beauty at the banks decked with medieval period palaces, temples, ghats, and mountain ranges at the backdrop.