Udaipur

Udaipur is a fairy tale city surrounded by the majestic Aravalli Mountain range.  One of the most romantic cities in the world Udaipur is known as the 'Venice of East' with intricate and ornately turreted palaces, white washed havelis and bathing ghats clustered around the edge of impressive Lake Pichola.  And residing in the middle is possibly one of the most famous palace-now-hotels in all the world, the Taj Lake Palace Hotel.  But Udaipur is just as fascinating away from the lake with ancient bazaars, fascinating museums, impressive gardens and monuments and picturesque countryside to be explored.  And one cannot visit without understanding the history of the state of Mewar; it was established in 1559 by Odai Singh II of the Sisodia family, a relatively young city by Indian standards. The present Maharana is the seventy-sixth in an unbroken line of Mewar suzerains, making the Mewar household the longest lasting of all royal families in Rajasthan, and perhaps the oldest surviving dynasty in the world, and still residing in Udaipur.

 

 

Why we like it

  • Incredible Taj Lake Palace Hotel
  • Boating on Lake Pichola
  • Exploring ancient bazaars
  • Horseriding in the Aravalli Hills
  • Cooking Class at Spice Box
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