Tourist Places in Rajasthan – Udaipur

 Udaipur

City Palace: Maharana Uday Singh initiated in the construction of the City Palace that towers over the Pichola Lake. There are a number of Balconies, cupolas and towers around the palace that offer a wonderful glimpse of the lake. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum, which has a wide collection of large and diverse array of artifacts on its display. Manak Mahal or the Ruby Palace houses an excellent collection of glass and mirror work while Krishna Vilas display a rich collection of miniature paintings. Moti Mahal or the pearl palace has beautiful mirror work and the Chini Mahal has ornamental tiles all over. The Bari Mahal is a central garden with view ofthe city. The paintings in the Zenana Mahal or the ladies chamber are awe-inspiring.

The Lake Palace Located on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of the Pichola Lake, the Lake Palace covers the whole of 1.5 hectare of the island. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743 it was meant as a royal summer palace and now converted in to a five star palace hotel. Being one ofthe most beautiful palaces in the world, it will not only mesmerize you, but also make you cherish those memories through a lifetime.

Bagore-Ki-Haveli: Built in the 18th century by Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar, the palace has over hundred rooms and some very interesting display of costumes and modern art. The glass and

mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and the Mewar Painting on the walls of Queen’s Chamber are worth watching. With beautiful performance of Rajasthani traditional dance and music, Bagore-Ki-

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Haveli is an ideal place for an evening entertainment.

Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi distrcit of Rajasthan located at an elevation of 1220 meters. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar, at 1722 meters above sea level. It is referred to as ‘an oasis in the desert’, Mount Abu is home to a number of Jain temples. The Dilwara Temples are a complex of temples, carved of white marble, that were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. The oldest of these is the Vimal Vasahi temple, built in 1031 AD by Vimal Shah and dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankaras. The Lun Vasahi Temple were built in 1231 AD by the brothers Vastupal and Tejpal, The Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, stands nearby. It encloses several beautiful Jain temples, including the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple and the Kantinath Temple. Nakki Lake is another popular attraction of Mount Abu.There is the Toad Rock on a hill near the lake. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on hills nearby.

Several Hindu temples, including the Adhar Devi Temple, carved out of solid rock; the Shri Raghunathji Temple; and a shrine and temple to Dattatreya built atop the Guru Shikhar peak. The world headquarters of the Brahma Kumari order of lady renunciates is also located here, The Durga temple, Ambika Mata Temple lies in a cleft of rock in Jagat, just outside of Mount Abu.

 

 

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