Founded in the middle of the 16th century
by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur was the capital of Mewar state.
Mewar was noted for the strong resistance shown to Moghul rulers.
Nestling on the shores of Lake Pichola, the City Palace is imposing
as the largest palace in Rajasthan. Within the lake are the
Jag Mandir and Jag Nivas palaces.
around Udaipur are lakes and shrines of white marble interspersed
Notable excursions from Udaipur include visit to the Eklingji
temple at Nathdwara, the Chittore fort, Haldighati- the site
of Maharana Pratap’s heroic fight against Akbar and the
exquisite Jain temples of Ranakpur.
is famous for its marble, handicrafts and miniature paintings.