Udaipur the City of Lakes
Udaipur is a city in the state of Rajasthan, India which is one of the best tourist places in India. Udaipur is also a city council in the district and also the historical capital of Mewar kingdom of the past. The city is often called the “City of Lakes” because of much of the beautiful lake. Some of them are Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola, Swaroop Sagar, Sagar, and Udai.
Udaipur is known not only for nature but also known as a palace built behind the Rajput era. Some Udaipur palace is now a luxury hotel. A good example is the so-called “lake palace” which dominates and covers the whole island in Lake Pichola.
Lake Palace was originally called “Jag Niwas.” It took nearly three years to build before its launch in 1746. The palace is composed entirely of marble. The Lake Palace is now owned by the Taj group of hotels and is now a luxury hotel.
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There are many places to visit in Udaipur. The first is the Jag Mandir, an island in Lake Pichola. This is a very famous place for its courtyard garden. Shah Jahan took refuge on the island when he decided to hide from his father repulsion.
The second is the City Palace and the museum is also known as Pratap Museum. There are some antiques on display here. The paintings from Mewar are also seen here. The turban of the prince Khurram who is later called as Shaj Jahan is displayed in a museum as a sign of gratitude and friendship of Maharana Khazan Singh .
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is another museum, which focuses on folk art. This place also hosts various forms of puppetry in the room itself.
Dudh Talai is an another place to visit in Udaipur. This place is really a rock garden. This is an excellent place to rest and enjoy the view of the city. You can sunbathe on the lake Pichola. Other attractions of the Dudh Talai is the source of the music produced by Mechanical Engineering Works .
Shilpgram is a crafts village located in the northwestern part of the city. The city is celebrated every year called “Bazar” , is considered one of the biggest trade events in India. Many people from different places gathered here to participate in this exhibition once a year to demonstrate their crafts and art.
Neemach Mata Temple is located in the hills of Dewali. This temple has both an upward slope and stairs to climb. This is a walk of 800 meters.
Moti Magri or Maharana Pratap Memorial is at the top of the hill Moti Magri or pearl of Lake Fateh Sagar. This is where the remains of Maharana Pratap, a great hero of Rajput, sat down to rest. A bronze statue of this Rajput hero can be seen in the monument. Marana Pratap Preview walking on a horse called “Chetak.”
Gulab Bagh and Zoo is another popular attraction. This site is a rose garden. Maharaja Sajjan Singh built this park. It is situated near the palace in the eastern part of Lake Gulab Bagh and Zoo Pichhola.
Other places to visit in Udaipur are as follows :
Badi Mahal (Palace Garden)
Badi Mahal is the exotic garden centers palace located 27 meters (89 feet) of high natural rock formation vis-à-vis the rest of the palace. Rooms on the ground floor to the fourth floor seems to be, given the difference in height of the surrounding buildings.
Fateh Prakash palace
Built in 1909 at the Palais Fatepraksh (now a heritage hotel), the room is used by the royal ladies to observe court proceedings. This room has fertile Interior huge chandeliers. Maharanas weapons and some of their unique portraits are also represented here.
Now run as a luxury hotel and are not accessible to public view has a glass gallery made of glass chairs, dressers, sofas, tables, chairs and beds, dining room, table fountains that never used. There is also a unique jewel studded carpet here.
Located 150 meters north of the palace in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Shikara or temple walls and towers decorated with sculptures of Vishnu, scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and the figures of a fairy or an angel. Street Square, where the temple, also known as Jagdish Chowk from where radiate several roads in different directions.
Mor Chowk (Peacock Square)
A room with mirrored glass columns and mosaic decoration is an integral part of the palace courtyard. The intricate design of this device consists of three peacocks (representing three summers, winters and rainy) modeled in high relief, facing the glass mosaic of colors, built in a niche in a row in the wall or Jharoka. It was built during the reign of Maharana Sajjan Singh, 200 years after the foundation of the palace. Merak was made with 5000 pieces of glass, bright green, gold and blue. In the next room, called Kanch-ki-Burj, mosaic mirrors adorn the walls. The Charur Badi Chowk Chowk, in this case, all the lower courts for personal use. screen your wall painted and decorative composition representing men and European women of India.
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