"Game, set and match!" "The Englishman has escaped." Do these English dialogs make you remember of some the famous Indian voices?
If yes, then you might also remember the picturesque view of Udaipur, where the thirteenth installment of the James Bond series, Octopussy, was shot. The Lake City Udaipur, derives its name from the founder of the city, MaharanaUdai Singh II. One of the most beautiful royal cities of the former Rajputana province, now Rajasthan, the city has got much more than the lofty gates of the palaces and the melodious ripples of the lakes.
Come and experience the floral scent at the GulabBagh from your royal suite booked in one of the palace-tued-hotel.
City Palace, Udaipur: The hill top positioning of the palace enables the tourists to get a panoramic view of the whole city. Starting from 1559, the present complex standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola, has been contributed by several kings of the Sisodia dynasty. The architecture is a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal forms. The picturesque view of the white palace complex from the other shore of the Lake is often compared to the Greek islands, such as Mykonos.
Lake Pichola: An artificially created freshwater lake, Lake Pichola derives its name from the nearby Picholi village. There are four islands situated on the lake, namely, Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. Tourists visit the place to experience the vivid color gradations at the horizon during sunset and the 360° view of the monumental structures situated on the shore of the water body.
Jag Mandir: Feel the Rajputana royalty at this place, where served as the summer resort to the kings. This palace is also called the 'JagatMandir' in the honor of MaharanaJagat Singh I, who finished the construction of the palace situated on an island in the Lake Pichola.The three storied Jag Mandir Palace is an architectural marvel standing on water.
Lake Palace: Different from the Jag Mandir palace, the Lake Palace is actually a luxury hotel run by the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. Situated on the JagNiwasisland in Lake Pichola, the hotel operates a speed boat to ferry its guests between the jetty at City Palace and the hotel. Folks get ready to spend some romantic moments with your better half at the most romantic hotel in the country and in the world.
FatehSagar Lake: One among the largest lakes in the city, FatehSagar Lake is situated towards the north of the Lake Pichola. The lake has three small islands. the first being a popular tourist spot, Nehru Park, is accessible by inland motor boats. The second island is a public park, which gets decorated by the fancy lights in the evening and some fabulous water works of the fountains. And the final one is the home to the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO).
Saheliyonki Bari: The beautiful garden was constructed by the Maharana Bhopal Singh, in early 18th century. The Garden of Maidens situated in the northern part of the city is beautified by the marble fountains carved in various shapes. Visit this place with the lady, and make her feel the royalty of the Rajputs.
Jagdish Temple: Situated in the heart of the city, Jagdish temple is the largest Hindu temple. Raised on a tall terrace, this monument was completed in 1651. Almost all the roads arising from the city wall converge here. Built by MaharanaJagat Singh, this monument is a perfect example of the Maru-Gurjara Architecture.
MaharanaPratap Airport is situated in a satellite town about 20 kilometers from Udaipur. The leading airlines companies, including Indian Airlines, operate daily between the important city and other important centers within the country.
The city lies on the intersection point of East West Corridor, Golden Quadrilateral, National Highway (NH) 76 and National Highway (NH) 8, midway between Delhi and Mumbai. Apart from Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), there are numerous private operators or companies provide the b
Udaipur City has direct trains on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in Rajasthan and the rest of India and a metre gauge network to Ahmedabad. Famous luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja have Udaipur as the sc
October to March: Due to its positioning near the Thar, winters are best preferred times to visit the spot. While the warm feeling during the daytime adds up to your sight-seeing experience, the cool land breeze at night will literally heightens the chilling effect. In the winter month of Paush (according to the Hindu Calendar) the temperature goes down to almost 0° Celsius. Also, the winter season sees the advent of many regional festivals that are celebrated with fervor and joy.