India is a country with a rich culture and diversity, since people from all walk of life have been living here since a long time now. No matter what your religion is or what your caste is, you will always find a welcoming place in India, since people here are always looking forward to doing something for guests that arrive in their homes. Talking about hospitality, the city that represents this word in the most wonderful manner has to be Udaipur for sure. This historical city in Rajasthan is famous for its cultural heritage and the exquisite architecture that surrounds it, which is why it is also called the ‘white city of India’, because you will see a lot of royal Rajput style palaces that embody this beautiful city. Along with the rich architecture, you will be amazed by the hospitality of the people in this city, because they worship their guests and do every possible thing to make their guests happy, whether it is by serving them with the best food or organizing folk dances or other recreational activities that help in entertaining them.
The city of Udaipur is famous for its eccentric jewelry and gemstones, vibrant and colorfultextiles, meenakari jewelry designs, beautiful pichwai paintings, spicy and tangy street food, and a wide variety of boho oxidized jewelry. Since the city is situated in the center of a lake, it is called the ‘city of lakes’ by many people today. If we talk about its distance from the capital city of Jaipur, it is around 415 Km and from Ahmedabad, it is around 250 Km to be more precise. Talking about the most famous street food items in Udaipur, there are a bunch of them, but the most famous ones include Dabeli, Kachoris, Mini mirchi bada, dal baati choorma, etc. You can eat all these delicacies in one place, which is one of the major benefits of Udaipur Leela palace. If you are a food enthusiast who loves to try different flavors and dishes all the time, then add Udaipur to your list and check out the amazing food items that you can get here. Following are some of the best places to visit in Udaipur:
- Udaipur city palace: Tillnow you might have been well equipped with the knowledge that Udaipur is a city of lakes, and hence it is completely surrounded by water everywhere. Talking about the most famous and wonderful creation of the city is its City Palace, which is located over the Lake Pichola. What makes this palace an eye turner is the excellent construction of this palace, which contains the perfectly designed balconies, towers and cupolas. You can easily see the view of the lake through the palace, because it’s created with utmost precision and care. The palace is an amalgamation of four major palaces and many other minor palaces, which contribute to its phenomenal beauty in their own unique way. The central or the main area of the palace is not used for residential purposes, and rather has been turned into a museum which is used to display the artifacts from the history.
- Jagdish temple: For all the spiritual enthusiasts out there, Jagdish temple is a must visit holy place for you, since the temple was made as a dedication to lord Vishnu. Built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh I, the temple perfectly depicts the Indo-Aryan architecture style and symbolizes the architectural abilities of the people in the history. The most fascinating part about the temple is the beautifully carved pillars, evenly painted walls and exquisite ceilings. This temple has been in Udaipur since a long time now and the devotees of Lord Vishnu visit this beauty every year in the hope of seeking his blessings and gaining insights into life. For anyone who likes visiting historical and holy sights, Jagdish temple should be a mandatory place in your to-visit list.
- Fateh sagar lake: We all can agree to the fact that lakes are a wonderful creation that can uplift and enlighten our mood instantly, and that is because of their serenity and calmness. No doubt why people adore them so much. Fateh sagar lake is an artificiallake that is situated on the north side of Lake Pichola, and is connected to it via a canal. The lake is a great place for various islands, since you can find the Nehru Islands and an islet on which the Udaipur solar observatory is located. Talking about its history, the lake was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught, due to which it started being called as the ‘Connaught bundh’ for sometime. The whole lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills, which make it look more spectacular and magnificent, just like the way you would feel in dal lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Its foundation was laid in 1678 A.D. by Maharana Jai Singh, but was later rectified and changed during the rule of Maharana Fateh Singh.
- Saheliyon ki Bari: Women in the historic times enjoyed a life is luxury, and it is quite evident from the kind of place they lived in and the kind of clothing they adorned. Maharana Sangram Singh II built a garden for women, which was eventually called Saheliyon ki Bari, but is also known by the name ‘the Garden of Maidens’ today. Though the place has a wonderful museum in it,but along with it, you can find a variety of fountains, kiosks, elephants made out of marble and a lotus pool too. It is quite famous in Udaipur, and is visited by a lot of tourists on a yearly basis, and the major reason behind that is the beauty and calmness of this place, which allows you to escape from the busy lives that we live and step into the world of peace and tranquility.
So make sure to visit all these places on your next visit to Udaipur and don’t forget to book the right hotel for you. Plush green lawns, rich and eccentric architecture, traditional rajasthani cuisine are some of the benefits of Udaipur leela palace.