Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens an narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. Several places in and around worth visiting, some of them are :

City Palace, UdaipurCity Palace : A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenallated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the "Tripolia" with eight marble portiocs. The maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold, the euivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace. 

Fateh Sagar & Nehru Park : A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park - a lovely garden island with a boat shaped cafe accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.

Sahelion Ki BariSahelion - ki - Bari (Garden of the maids of honour) : This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.
On the eve of his departure from Mewar, Col.Tod had shifted to it so as to have some needed solitude. Much later, a thoughtful had located a library in it !

Moti MagriPratap Smarak (Memorial) : Atop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. Entrance is made of huge gate and in the garden a memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favourite horse "Chetak". This 11 feet bronze statue is unique. The view of lake & mountain ranges from the hill top is worth climbing.

Dudh Talai

Dudh Talai : A beautiful laid out "Rock Garden" from where one can enjoy sunset view in Lake Pichhola and panoramic view of old city.
   Musical Fountain is an another attraction for the visitors.

Gulab Bagh & Zoo : A spectacular rose Garden laid out by Maharana Sajjan Singh, is situated near the palace on east side of Lake Pichhola. A library in the garden has a rare collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books.
     Within the garden, there is a zoo with tigers, leopards, chinkara and many wild animals and birds are being kept.

For more information visit
Udaipur City Travel Portal