Offbeat and Adventure Things To Do In Udaipur
Udaipur is the second largest city of Indian state of Rajasthan, it is located at a distance of 415 km from capital city of Jaipur; Udaipur is very well connected via National Highway, train & air to all major cities of India. Udaipur was founded by King Maharana Udai Singh (king hailing from the Sisodiya Rajput clan) of Mewar in 1553; thought of finding a safer place to rule Mewar in the mind of Maharana Udai Singh was the root cause in the foundation of this beautiful city surrounded by Aravali hills from all sides providing a natural shield against invading army.
Udaipur is often referred as “Venice of east” because of beautiful lakes in the middle of the city. There are many activities which attract the tourists from across the globe; some of these activities are listed below:
City Palace: City Palace of Udaipur is believed to be the best monument in Rajasthan, situated on the banks of beautiful & iconic Lake Pichola. There are many divisions in city palace, some of them are as follows: Manak Mahal, Mor Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Rang Mahal, Zenana Mahal (Present day it is museum), Fatehprakash Palace, Durbar Hall, Krishna Vilas, Laxmi Vilas Chowk, Badi Mahal, Amar Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Chini Chitrashala, Choti Chitrashala, Dilkhusha Mahal. It takes a whole day of tourists to embrace the beauty of this magnificent monument.
Boat riding: Rajasthan majorly a land with the scarcity of water has an exception of Udaipur. There are many lakes in this beautiful city which enable Udaipur to do justice with its title of “Lake City”; Lake Pichola is most celebrated lake not only in Udaipur but across Rajasthan. There are 2 islands in this magnificent lake; Lake Palace, Jag Mandir. Boating in Lake Pichola can be once in a lifetime experience with the breathtaking views of numerous ghats, lake palace hotel, City Palace, temples, Jag Mandir & Aravali range.
Local Market: Vibrant colors, artistic handicrafts & beautiful sovereigns are key factors which make the local market of Udaipur best in Rajasthan. Evening strolls in the narrow streets in city palace locality enables tourists to explore the Rajasthani culture closely.
Bagore Haveli: Bagore ki Haveli is one finer example of the architectural craftsmanship of monuments in Rajasthan. There is a museum in Bagore Ki Haveli which makes tourists understand the lifestyle of Royal ladies in the Mewar Kingdom. Attending the dance show in the evening in Neem Chowk area of Bagore Ki Haveli is one the best thing in Udaipur to spend a fine evening, it is named as Darohar Dance Show; during 1 hour of show different local dances like chari dance, ghumar, bhavai dance, mer dance, samai dance, banjara dance & puppet show are conducted showcasing local talents, also the traditional musical instruments like harmonium, table, dholak, sarangi, ravan hatha & algoza are matter of curiosity for tourists. Attending this dance show is a must in the to-do list of every tourist holidaying in Udaipur.
Kumbhalgarh & Ranakpur: A day-long outing from Udaipur to both of these mesmerizing places is a great thing to do in Udaipur. Rankapur is located at a distance of 95 km from Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh is located at a distance of 100 km from Udaipur; both Ranakpur & Kumbhalgarh are very close to each other. Beautiful Jain temple in Ranakpur is world famous for its great architecture. Whereas Kumbhalgarh Fort has one of the longest continuous walls of a whopping length of 38 km & amazing thickness 15 feet; this fort was built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha. It is a UNESCO world heritage site & worth visiting to witness the military intelligence of kings of Mewar.
Haldighati: Haldighati is the war ground who has witnessed the greatest fight for independence in history. Brave Rajput King Maharana Pratap fought here against large Mughal forces in 1576. It is said that amount of blood spilled in that fierce combat has changed the color of soil & it turned to red eventually turning yellow. The museum here is dedicated to the fiercest & respected figure in the elite club of Rajput warriors. Located at a distance of 40 km from Udaipur this place is worth exploring in order to feel the real spirit of valor & bravery of people of Rajasthan. It's not less than a pilgrimage for the people who honor the respect, nation & bravery above all.
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