|Udaipur- The City of Lakes
Udaipur, a former princely state is fondly known as ‘city of lakes’ due to some beautiful lakes present in the city. On Thursday, the 4th day of the sojourn, the Palace on Wheels arrives in Udaipur at 08:00 hours. Udaipur also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in the 15th century. The city is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the country. After visiting the attractions like Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas-Lake Palace and Jagdish Temple, enjoy a plush lunch in a heritage hotel. A visit to the spectacular crystal gallery and an amazing boat ride on the Lake Pichola is a must before getting on board for next destination Jaisalmer.
The city of Udaipur was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh II in 1559 AD. The Legend says that Maharaja Udai Singh was found a hermit while hunting in the foothills of Aravali range. He blessed him and asked him to build his kingdom on the very spot. Surrounded by Aravali hills, forests and lakes this palace was fully protected from any sort of external invasion. After the demise of Maharaja Udai Singh II, the throne of Udaipur was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who defended the fort bravely. He fought with great valor against Mughal in the war of Haldighati in 1576. Udaipur became a princely state of British India in 1818.
The climate of Udaipur is tropical in nature during summers, with the city temperature ranging from 28.8 degree Celsius to 42.3 degree Celsius and winters are mild, with the city temperature ranging from 2.5 degree Celsius to 28.8 degree Celsius. The ideal time to visit the city is winters from September to March. The humidity level of the city reaches to the extent of 90% due to scanty amount of rainfall in monsoons.
The most important tourist attraction in Udaipur is the City palace and the picturesque view of beautiful lakes of the city. The splendid palace standing on the east of Lake Pichola is one of the most prominent lavish structures in Rajasthan. The galleries of the palace provide panoramic views of the lake palace hotel on the one side and Jag Mandir on the other. Various small and big palaces, gardens and museums are there in the city palace complex. The inimitable aspect of this assortment lies in its architectural design which provides a classic blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture making it a startling structure.
Other popular attraction in Udaipur:
- Lake Palace
- Jag Mandir
- Monsoon Palace
- Jagdish Temple
- Lake Pichola
- Fateh Sagar Lake
- Gulabh Bagh and zoo
The train will enter the city of Udaipur early in the morning at 08:00 hours on the 4th day of the sojourn. Soon after you finish your breakfast, begin your voyage across the city and visit the dazzling palaces and havelis, beautiful temples and soothing lakes like Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas-Lake Palace and Jagdish Temple. After a delicate lunch at the heritage hotel, you will reach to the astonishing city complex.
Last, but not the least, a spectacular boat ride at the lake Pichola and a visit to crystal gallery before embarking on your sojourn to Jaisalmer. Then return to the train for dinner and overnight stay on board.