City Palace, Udaipur Jag Mandir, Udaipur Jag Mandir, Udaipur Jag Mandir, UdaipurSajjan Ghar, Udaipur Jag Mandir, UdaipurJag Mandir, Udaipur
The ‘Venice of East’ / City of Lakes are the terms used to address this picture perfect city “UDAIPUR”. The Forts, Wells and Lakes, Nature and wonderful architecture of the historic places allures the visitors.
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar – a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola.
The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favourably located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.
It was in Udaipur that legendary Maharana Pratap was born. Rana Pratap who fought against Emperor Akbar in 1576 is remembered throughout India for his bravery on the battlefield. The rulers of Udaipur never gave any of their women in marriage to the Mughals unlike some of the other royal houses of Rajputana.