A beautiful city situated amidst Aravalli Ranges, Udaipur is in Rajasthan, a state that is known for retaining the elegance and rich heritage and culture of India. Udaipur is referred to as “City Of Lakes”. As far as Rajasthan is concerned, Udaipur draws the maximum number of tourists to India.
Although, the city of Udaipur is known as the “City Of Lakes”, it is more than just that. There are Palaces and Historical Monuments that deserve your attention. Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the places where honeymoon couples love to come. There is so much of serenity and peace all around; this is just an appropriate place to be with the one you love the most. As such, honeymoon couples taking stroll along lakes is a common sight.
Udaipur is the Administrative Headquarters of the district of the same name in Rajasthan and it is also a Municipal Council. The city is rich in culture and tradition because it was the famous capital of the erstwhile monarchy of Mewar in Rajputana Agency. Some of the most picturesque lakes situated in the city are the following :
- Fateh Sagar Lake
- Lake Pichola
- Swaroop Sagar
- Udai Sagar
Besides the history of the city, tradition and picturesque setting, Udaipur is also famous for the Rajput period forts. For example, the Lake Palace encompasses a whole island in the Pichola Lake. Some of the forts have been switched into luxury hotels. Udaipur is frequently named as the “Venice of the East” or the Lake City.
Best Time To Visit Udaipur
In Udaipur, Monsoons are during the months of July Through September, Summer is observed during March Through Juneand Winters between October & March. The best time to visit Udaipur is during the months of September Through March.
The average altitude of Udaipur is 598 meters above sea level. The city boasts a hot and humid climate. Maximum Temperature during summer is 42.3 Degrees C and Minimum Temperature during the same time is 28.8 Degrees C. Winter is gentle and the Maximum Temperature during winter is 28.8 DegreesC and the Minimum Temperature goes down to 2.5 DegreesC.
Udaipur is suitably linked to all important cities in India via rail, road and air.
Udaipur is well linked with cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur through the Udaipur City Railway Station. On broad gauge tracks, Udaipur is linked to Mathura, Kota and Delhi through the Mewar Express. It is linked with Kolkata through Ananya Express. One new train is running between Udaipur and Mumbai through Ratlam, Vadodara, and Chittorgarh. Two intercity expresses are running between Indore to Udaipur and Gwalior.
The distance of Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport from the city center is 24 km. Flights from Indian Airlines are available from cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Mumbai. Other airlines that fly to Udaipur from Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur are Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways. By 2011, the airport will be elevated to an International Airport.
Udaipur is located on the Golden Quadrilateral, equidistant from Mumbai and Delhi. The distance from both the metropolis is about 700 km. If you go by car, it will take about 9 hours from Surat and 8 hours from Jaipur. You can also board an RSRTC Bus from New Delhi.
Auto rickshaws, unmetered taxis, tongas as well as regular city bus services are available that can help you reach Badi Lake, Maharana Pratap Airport and Bedala.
Are you looking for Guest Houses, Budget Hotels or Expensive Hotels in Udaipur, there is a wide category of Udaipur Hotels to choose from.
You can also visit Udaipur during the time of Shilpgram Fair and Mewar Festival etc.
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