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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Great Indian Monuments and Historical Places in India

India is a tourist destination, where travel season never ends. India is located in the Asian continent and 2nd most populated country in the world.

There are 29 states and 7 Union territory and all are different to each other by climate, language, culture.

If you love to travel the beach destination then you must visit Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Adman & Nicobar and Odisha.

India’s hills top rated hill stations, where millions of tourists visit every year to make holiday with friends and family. The range of mountain, where trekkers reach the destination for trekking. Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, North East Indian States, Kerala, Tamil Nadu are the most famous hills destination in India.

The great THAR desert is here in Northern state Rajasthan, where you can enjoy Camel ride and spend a night in desert Camping.

India has a great History and Culture, The Major language is Hindi and English but almost every state has own local language. If you want to visit the historical places in India, We have to top 20 places, where you should visit at least once in a life.

The Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
Red Fort, New Delhi
Qutab Minar, New Delhi
Hawa Mahal A Palace of Winds, Jaipur
Amer Fort ( Amber Fort), Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar- Astronomical tool, Jaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
Lake Palace (Jag Niwas), Udaipur
Khajuraho Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Udayagiri Caves, Madhya Pradesh
Charminar, Hyderabad
Victoria Memorial, Kolkatta
Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
Ajanta Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Gateway of India, Mumbai
Hampi, Karnataka



Friday, 24 June 2016

List of Forts & Monument in Jaipur- Historical Places

Hawa Mahal- Palace of the Winds

Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Ustad Lal Chand. The Structure has been design in shape of crown of Hindu’s God Shri Krishna. A red & pink sandstone is a high screen wall built with 953 small windows also called “jharokha” so that the royal women could watch the everyday life at streets, without being seen. This is located near to the City Palace. Now it is a icon of Jaipur tourism and biggest tourist attraction point. From the top of the Mahal, You can see a nice view of Aravli Hills and the City.
Jal Mahal- Man Sagar Lake

Jal Mahal means Water Palace, Built by Sawai Pratap Singh and renovated and enlarged by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 18th century.
This is surrounded by Man Sagar Lake lake, which is spread in 301 acres. The Mahal is situated in north of Jaipur City and lies between Amer Fort. The Aravali Hills are enclosed to Lake from north, west and east side while southern side consists of the beautiful Jaipur City. This is the five storied building, out of which four floors remains under water when the lake gets full and the top floor is exposed for view.
City Palace- Diwan-I-Khas

This palace is situated in the center of the city comprising of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The Mubarak Mahal is the museum with the collection of royal formal textiles and clothes such as shawls, sarees etc.
The Chandra Mahal is the seven storied building on the west end comprising of unique paintings, floral decorations and mirror work on walls. The ground floor is only accessible to the visitors with museum housing manuscripts, carpets and other items belonging to the royal family.
Amer Palace (Amber Fort)

This fort is located 11 Km away from the Jaipur City and the best tourist attraction throughout the area. This fort was built in 1592 AD by Maharaja Man Singh. This palace along with the courtyard is divided into four levels. It consists of Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-E-Aam, Jaleb chowk and Sukh Niwas. In Sukh Mahal, an artificial climate is produced for cooling the interiors of the palace. The Maotha Lake adds a charm and beauty in the Fort.
Nahargarh Fort

This fort situated on the edge of the Aravali Hills and used to be the defense ring of the Jaipur City. The complete Jaipur city can be overlooked from this fort in an impressive way.
Jantar Mantar- Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instrument, Built by King Sawai Jai Singh in 1738 CE. This is located near to Hawa Mahal and City Palace of Jaipur.
It is a biggest “Stone Sundail” in the world and the instrument used for observation of time and astronomical positions.
Jantar Mantar is managed under the Archaeological Sites and Monuments Act of Rajasthan since 1961, and protected as a National Monument of Rajasthan since 1968.
Material of Construction
This is built by local stone and marble. Each instruments has an instrumental scale, and markup logically on inner marble plate. The instruments in building spread over 18,700 square meters.

Jaigarh Fort- Jaipur

Jaigarh fort, situated 10 km away from Jaipur City and on the peaks of Aravli hills. It overlooks the Amber fort and Maota Lake. The fort was buit by King Jai Singh II for defense purpose of Amber fort. The fort is basically used by Army of King Jai Singh.
There is a world’s largest cannon on wheels named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in fort it self. <br
Myth about Cannon
As per local tourists and guide, Cannon has test fire only one time in history in 1720. Cannon has ability of 100 kg (220 lb) of gunpowder fired a shot ball weighing 50 kg (110 lb) to 40 km range of fire. When it was fired, it was kept near to water tank so that gunner can dive into water for escape from shock wave. But during the shot, All eight runner and one elephant was killed due to high shock wave, even small house near to fort was collapsed and also badly impacted on pragnant lady and small kids.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

KOVALAM BEACH - KERALA (INDIA)

KOVALAM BEACH

Kovalam means ‘grove of coconut trees’ and true to its meaning. The beach surrounds with coconut trees all around. Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, located around 16 km from the city. Kovalam is an internationally well-liked beach and has been the favourites amongst visitor and best honeymoon destination in Kerala to hangout. The beach’s beauty is exceptional because it’s been covered with black sand.
There are leisure options at the beach like sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages. The fun at the beach begins late night while sitting and spending lovely time enjoying the surroundings of the beach bordered with coconut trees and to relax on a beach for sometime one can choose for lounge chairs obtainable in loads. The beach location includes Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres, cottages, Ayurvedic resorts, shopping zones. Foreigners are the ones been found in Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and meditation centers.
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky walls in its 17 kms broad shoreline.
a) Lighthouse Beach: The most constantly visited by local / distant tourist. The lighthouse is named after old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35m high on top of Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse built using stone with red and white colour shade paint and enjoys a height of 118 feet and one can climb the stairway inside the tower for a fantastic sight of the surroundings.
b) Hawah Beach: More commonly known as ‘Eve’s Beach’ and the first topless beach in India. However, topless bathing is banned. The beach paradise creates a lovely surrounding during nights.
c) Samudra Beach: It doesn’t have much tourist thronging around. One can see large number of fishermen earning living by catching fishes.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
Padmanabha Swami Temple, the Napier Museum.
THINGS TO DO:
Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, water diving, parasailing, beach volley are some of them.
HOW TO REACH
The beach Kovalam is just 16 kms away from the States’ capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Nearest Airport – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station – Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
By Road– Taxis or cabs or auto rickshaws, from Thiruvananthapuram.
BEST TIME TO VISIT – October to February


Source: Kerala Top Beaches

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Complete guide of Udaipur at single place

UDAIPUR




Udaipur, an exceptionally admired tourist destination acknowledged for its olden times was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh, and also known for its tradition and culture, charming locations and the Rajput era fortress.

The town was reputably known as the new capital of the Mewar kingdom, near the Gujarat border, located in the southern region of Rajasthan. The area consists commonly of prominent raised ground, and has immense stretches of lush and productive plains roofed with rocks, hills and thick and solid jungle.

The capital not has a planned sewerage scheme and provision for the solid wastes and sewage generated. With a nonexistence of squandered segregation, and no disposal facilities, the city's loch have been facing augmented height of smog and fumes, in that way intimidating an environmental degradation. Amongst the various lakes in Udaipur, five of the key lakes have been incorporated beneath the re-establishment project of the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India in order to protect the sanitation of the water bodies in the city. These are:

  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Pichola Lake
  • Swaroopsagar
  • Rangsagar
  • Doodh Talai Lake

Rajasthan High Court passed the judgement that all bathing activities carried out at the lake shoreline and the engagement of spiritual statue of holy deity’s in the lake waters was to be banned in the city.

Udaipur, a magnificent town that had been the capital of Mewar rulers from centuries is the romantic-city. Chittorgarh was the preceding capital of the Rajput Empire of Mewar. Maharana Udai Singh was an heir of the Sisodias, who contend to be the genealogy of the Sun God. The Sisodias are alleged to be the oldest decree folks in the World. Among the combatant clans, Sisodias are renowned as the most authoritative ones in Rajasthan. The other grounds for shifting the capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur was regular assail of enemies.

During the year 1568, Chittorgarh was bothered by the Mughal emperor, Akbar and in addition to ward off this hazard; Udai Singh moved the entire realm to Udaipur. Udaipur was of course secure under the defences made by Aravalli Hills. Ever since then, Udaipur urbanized into a full-fledged city. Gradually while the Mughal Empire destabilized, the Sisodias reasserted their liberty. They evoked largely the parts of Mewar ruling out the Chittorgarh-Fort.

Udaipur continued to be the capital of Mewar, till it turns out to be the sizeable state of British India in 1818. When India got autonomous in 1947, the Maharaja of Udaipur decided to approve the place to the Government of India. At that time, Mewar was combined into the state of Rajasthan. In the current time, Udaipur has the benefit of a constructive position on the maps of Rajasthan. Udaipur is identified for its charming and striking environs and its imperial history. Assorted primeval tombstone, enormous palaces, architectural temples and stunning lakes enthral citizens to visit the prehistoric land of the royals.

LANGUAGE

Mewari is the principal language of Udaipur, however Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also widespread in the city.

CLIMATE

Best time to visit: Winters

Udaipur town predominantly has a hot and steamy climate. The impressive city of Udaipur monitors the three core spell - summer, monsoon and winter respectively, govern the city of Udaipur. Being positioned in the desert lands of Rajasthan, the atmosphere and climate conditions of Udaipur is typically scorching. The summer term runs commencing mid-March to June. In such high temperature, you possibly will not wish to stay at the place and summer season is not even preferable to visit Udaipur. Monsoons disembark in the month of July heralded by dirt, sand and thunderstorms. With abundant vegetation and charming lakes, the intermittent rainfalls augment the loveliness of the city, making it one of the top torrential rain destinations of the state. The frosty term commence from the month of October till the month of March. Clamminess, which prevails in monsoons, weakens at the onset of winters. The city scrutinizes pleasing bright sunny days and pleasurable chilly nights.  Udaipur's frost weather is the majority likeable time to holiday. Sightseer turns up in huge numbers, anytime between mid-September to late March or early April. Yet in January, the coldest month, the days are clear, sunny and hot with highest temperature.


UDAIPUR’S RELIGION

Jainism is the most important belief which is practical in Udaipur. Other religions consists of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity in the lessening order.

 

UDAIPUR CULTURE


Udaipur is a passionate land that had been much-loved place of the Rajputs. This attractive city has obtained a wealthy cultural and artistic tradition from the long-gone age. If you are scheduling to travel around Udaipur, it is pretty compulsory to know in relation to the customs, traditions and culture and behaviour that the city pursue. In the existing times, Udaipur has approved the way of life of big cities; still there are some customs that would be new. 

Udaipur entertains plentiful number of tourists from all over the globe each year. The city is still occupied by folks of Bhil clan, and you can witness people clothed in typical Rajsthani dress with heaps of silver trinkets. People typically choose wearing vivid colored attires. The customary outfit of women is 'Ghaghra choli' and for men its ‘Angrakha’ and dhoti. In the contemporary times, people like better wearing informal dress to complement the present-day style. Multi-coloured festivals and fairs portray the enlightening opulence of Udaipur. The lakes, huge forts and palaces and temples wank about the rich bequest of the country.


FOOD AND CUISINE

Udaipur’s food consists of vegetarian dishes as the place is extremely subjugated by Jainism and Vaishnavism. Food is regularly prepared from plenty of vegetables and lentils. It is seasoned with a vast mixture of flavour that is exceptional to the lands of Rajasthan. Deep-fried breads and wide-ranging use of chilli makes the cooking of Udaipur, an appetizing one.



FOLK DANCE AND MUSIC

The lively and cheerful dance of Udaipur adds shine to the loving and passionate city. Udaipur doesn't comprise its own dance form; however, the dances that are famed all over Rajasthan make the dance of Udaipur too.

Bhavai, Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Kachhi Ghodi and Terahtaali are the extraordinary dances of Rajasthan. Still the dance of Dandi Gair is linked with Marwar and for this reason with Udaipur. Discussing about music, the residents of Udaipur find comfort in the tuneful music of Morchang, Naad, Tanpura, Sarangi and countless other gadgets that used to boom the locale of Mewar rulers.


HOW TO REACH


Udaipur is without any difficulty can be accessible from each and every leading cities of the country counting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Jaipur and thus travelling to Udaipur is not a trouble.


Local Transport in Udaipur


Udaipur has more than sufficient ways of transportation, so moving in the region is not a trouble at all. Here you will come across taxis, which are often noticeable in the metropolitan cities. You can take the services of taxi/cab that is obtainable in variety, ranging from lavish cabs to normal ones. The luxurious you choose, higher the rental fee you have to shell out. One can take the services of Taxis / Cabs for a day or days, for seeing the sights and for pleasureable trip too.


The city residents generally rely on Tongas, auto-rickshaws to go around the city. Tonga, being the cheapest means to transport, is used by citizens to a great level and the option other than this is the auto-rickshaws which are easily available but quite high in rates as compared to tongas.

Three-wheeler autos are the additional alternative you have that charge nominal cost to arrive at the said destinations. These autos run on sharing base and travel from one point to another for getting more and more customers. Also one can opt for practically excellent bus services that are most ordinary means of transportation used by individuals.  

Udaipur is well-linked by rail, road and air. When discussing regarding railways, Udaipur city railway station offers the most outstanding services to its commuters. The Udaipur city has a brilliant set-up of highway to make certain you have a relaxing trip and if you are travelling by air, Udaipur Airport at Dabok, proffer you the superior services to add to your soothe.


By Air

Udaipur Airport specifically known as Maharana Pratap Airport is a small airport and is located near Dabok at a distance of 22 kms from the city of Udaipur. Several domestic airlines connect with all the chief metropolis of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. There are some of the regular flights operating to and from Udaipur. Few airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan that provide regular air services to the city of Udaipur are considered to be the cheapest one.

Jet Airways - Delhi, Mumbai
Indian Airlines - Jodhpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai
Air Deccan – Delhi
 
To make your flight a pleasurable experience, the airport is put up with all the facilities like prepaid taxi counter, tourist information centre, tea/coffee counter, ISD/ STD/ PCO, handicraft emporium and many others small type stalls.


By Rail

The Railway Station is located at a comfy distance from Udaipur. Rajasthan Railways connects Udaipur station with other cities of Rajasthan as well as India. There are common trains which function to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi.

By Road

Udaipur is also well attached by road. Superb motorway systems make certain that people enjoy a stress and hassle free drive; this means of travelling is reasonably trouble-free and cost-effective. Rajasthan Roadways gives the provision of Deluxe Buses and AC coaches for the ease of passengers.

UDAIPUR ACCOMMODATION


Udaipur is an affectionate land with the surroundings of lush green mount and water. Every year folks from different countries visit this beautiful city of lakes. Even the believers from all over the world visit the sanctified places of Udaipur and the nearby areas. There is no complexity concerning lodgings, for a comfy stay, there are copious places and furthermore it is easily available.

Being prevalently known for its lakes, it’s famous for its Lake side Hotels and Guest Houses. From there, one can take pleasure in viewing the beauty of City Palace, Lake Palace, Gangaur Ghat and Lake Pichola. You can mark out a string of such places on the banks of Lake Pichola.  In the modern date, many royal forts have transformed into legacy hotels that offers the world class excellent services and gives royally feel to their visitors. Rooms are majestic, spacious and well-ventilated.
You can decide the place of lodgings as per your preference and financial plan; and most of the hotels are suitably located, near airport and railway station.



HERITAGE HOTELS


Lake Palace Hotel

Lake Palace, 5-star luxurious hotel is one of the most passionate hotels of the world permitted by the Government. It is located on the banks of Lake Pichola at a distance of 26 kms from the Udaipur Airport. The imperial kitchen of hotel dole-out incredible Rajasthani, Indian, Chinese, Continental cuisines. Room service, laundry, telephone, visiting the attractions, doctor on call and travel services etc. are the additional services offered by the Hotel.

Shiv Niwas Palace

This legacy hotel is located in the City Palace compound of Udaipur and has world-class feel and tender amenities like Restaurant, Bar, Room Service, Laundry, Money Exchange, Safety Locker, Swimming Pool, Travel Counter, Squash, Billiards, Table Tennis, Boating, Fitness Centre etc. The hotel is effortlessly reachable from the Airport and Railway Station. The eatery of hotel supply lip-smacking dishes both Indian and Continental cuisine.


Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel

This heritage hotel is really a scene to observe. The glory of the hotel itself speaks its splendid olden times. The hotel is easily reached from the Airport and Railway station of Udaipur. The hotel embraces all lavishness and conveniences like Restaurant, Bar, Room Service, Telephone, T.V., Fax, Swimming Pool, Doctor on Call, Laundry, Money Changer and many other such facilities.

Other than Heritage luxury hotels one can opt to stay in guest houses or resorts. Some of them are listed below:

BUDGET HOTELS

  • Hotel Gangaur Palace
  • Anjani Hotel
  • Circuit House
  • Hotel Anand Bhawan
  • Hotel Caravan Serai
  • Hotel Raj Inn
  • Madhubani Holiday Home

LUXURY HOTELS

3-Star
  • Lake Pichola Hotel
  • Hotel Rajdarshan
  • Jaisamand Island Resort
  • Hotel Hilltop Palace
  • Heritage Resorts 
  • Quality Inn Vishnupriya
  • Oriental Palace Resorts 

2-Star
  • Hotel Lakend 
  • Chandralok Hotel 
  • Pratap Country Inn 


RESORTS

  • Aravalli Hills Resorts
  • Jaisamand Ireland Resort
  • Vision Hotels & Resorts
  • City Resorts
  • Oriental Palace Resorts
  • Rupi's Resorts
  • Matt's Hotels & Resorts


GUEST HOUSE

  • Dak Bunglow
  • Anupam Guest House
  • Menaria Guest House
  • Travelers Rest House
  • Shiv Centre Guest House
  • Vinayak Paying Guest House

UDAIPUR GARDENS


The Garden city of Rajasthan, Udaipur, is considered as one of the top most romantic city, with the background of charming lakes and flourishing green gardens, appeals to the imaginative sense of any viewer. The garden conveys a sense of break in the epoch of tangible tropical forests. In the long-gone ages, the leaders of Udaipur planned a few gardens & parks to stay closer with natural world and peacefulness. The tropical climate along with the lakes makes it probable to generate gardens that are really bright green recoil in the dried out lands of Rajasthan.

Some of the most marvellous green gardens in Udaipur are:-


 

Gulab Bagh / Sajjan Niwas Garden

Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas Garden is a marvellous ground jam-packed with extraordinary rose flowers and is the biggest garden of Rajasthan, spread out over 100 acres of land. During 1850's, Maharana Sajjan Singh took the idea to put up this good-looking gorgeous garden. The Garden is renowned for its plentiful range of roses. Due to large quantity of rose flowers, this garden is also known as Rose Garden.

Nehru Island Garden

This elliptical fashioned isle ground is situated amidst the Fateh Sagar Lake. In order to arrive at this passionate precinct, you have to take a boat journey in the lake. The lush green garden with water cascade, flower gardens and a lily dew pond tenders really a retreat to the eyes of any viewer. The garden also consists of a eating place where you can have the benefit of the lip-smacking dishes along with the panorama of green Aravalli hills.

Saheliyon-Ki-Bari


Saheliyon Ki Bari “Garden of Maids” is the most stunning and striking gardens which makes it a foremost sightseer destination in Udaipur. The garden is famed for its lush green lawns, limestone art and fountain spray and is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presents a green retreat in the desiccated lands of Rajasthan.

FAIRS - SHILPGRAM FAIR

Situated 3 kms west of Udaipur close to the Havala village is the city’s Shilpgram - the countryside Arts and Crafts centre portrays the lifestyle of the people staying there. “Shilpgram” factually means a "Craftsmen's Village" that portray the massive assortment in craft, art, culture of various Indian states which provides the chance to the artist of different nation to come jointly and interrelate regarding their expertise in this prearranged cultural camp, and the fine mud and sand objects along with the stilted statuette is the strong point of this cultural village. The main purpose of this fair is to raise the consciousness and information about the rural life and their arts and crafts interest amongst the new age group. Particular importance is put down on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre and music.

It is expected that through close study of dissimilar approach and talent, the artists can improve their skills and art forms through this camp. The Centre encourages modern    potters, designers, artists etc. to show their skill and to display their crafts, and sell their masterwork in order to have straight contact with the consumer.
 
This plan has encouraged the artist in a big way. The Shilpgram fair has turned out to be a significant attraction in India and Government of India has determined to imitate them in all the Federal States of India.

   

UDAIPUR’S FESTIVAL - MEWAR FESTIVAL

The Mewar festival is notable to greet the arrival of spring. It corresponds with the carnival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a exclusive appeal about it. The fair of Gangaur is very noteworthy for women of Rajasthan.

The festive parade then will march towards the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. At this point, the images are moved to special boats. Once the spiritual part of the celebration ends, it is the moment for enlightening proceedings where Rajasthani tradition is being represented through songs, dances, drama and other programmes.

The festival finishes with a remarkable firecracker show. Like other fairs and fiesta celebrated all through the state, there are lot of doings which keeps the contestants in a thrilled frame of mind, enthusiastic to get pleasure from every second of the celebrations.


HANDICRAFT MELA

The city known for its handiwork such as terracotta craft, paintings, marble or sandstone arts, silver arts, handloom products are crafted and developed in Udaipur. The villager with the permission of village sarpanch or head organizes “the shilpigram” craft mela with the intention to explore the regions’ art and craft, handicraft skills and handloom commodities.



HOLY PLACES IN UDAIPUR


The word 'Temple' itself fetches a sense of worship in the brains. A tour to any destination doesn't always mean travelling around the famous places, but many people do come to explore something incredible that has a religious appeal also. The temples in Udaipur are famed for their prominent structural design and sacred nature. The temples foretell the artistic aspect of Udaipur.  The gracious kings of Udaipur had at all times been great believer of religion.

It give you an idea about that the base of this fine-looking city is sanctified by these temples. The temples also describe the religious and artistic life of the city residents of Udaipur. In Udaipur, Jagdish Temple is the famous temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Around Udaipur, you can visit Eklingji Temple, Nathdwara Temple, Jagat Temple and Kankroli Temple. All these temples are dedicated to several figure of God.  Some of the famous temples of Udaipur are:

JAGDISH TEMPLE

Jagdish Temple is the largest and very famous Hindus’ place of worship in the heart of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The temple was initially called the “Temple of Jagannath Rai” but is now identify as “Jagdish-ji temple”. Built and raised on a tall veranda by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, this blessed place safeguards a black stone icon of Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Creation. There is also a brass image of Garuda, the Lord’s bird carrier.

This three-storied shrine is a marvel of planning that encompasses delightfully engraved pillars, highlighted ceilings, coloured walls and flourishing halls. This spire is bedecked with statuette of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians making it truly a sight to watch.

While moving towards the temple, you will be greeted by two gigantic stone elephants at the doorway. On the frontage of the temple, you would discover a granite block that is embossed with the message by way of reference to Maharaja Jagat Singh. To arrive at the core holy place, you have to take a 32-steps flight of stairs. Here, you will find a brass figure of Garuda, a half-man and half-eagle. This massive icon stands as if it is protecting the doorway of Lord Vishnu.

The main place of pilgrimage has the outstanding four-armed image of Lord Vishnu. This idol is fixed out of a single part of black stone. A lone glance of the statue takes the individual to the heavenly earth to find the whole lot peaceful and quiet. The main place of pilgrimage of Lord Vishnu is positioned and surrounded by four smaller shrines. These temples are devoted to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively.

Every year, public from far and near cities come up to trip this holy place of worship. The tranquillity as well as the architectural brilliance of the temple cannot be delimited in words, so one has to visit this holy place to get the blessings of Lord Jagdish.



EKLINGJI

Eklingji is a spiritual complex in Mewar built in 734 AD. It houses 108 temples made out of sandstone and marble, roofed by high walls and is dedicated to Eklingji (A form of Shiv Deity)

One of the important divinity of the Maharanas of Mewar, devoted to Mahadeva Chaumukhi,   symbolize by a bust with four faces, and the huge roof created with hundreds of knots very vibrantly engraved and delicately tinted with the coloured stones.

Prior to the entry in the main temple there is a brilliantly shaped huge Nandi [the holy bold bull, who is the trustworthy stallion of Lord Shiva) and has his altar found in all his shrines. The temple of EKLINGJI was constructed in between the hills around it and plentiful tiny springs of water where every tourist likes to take a break.   


NATHDWARA

Nathdwara factually means the doorway to the Lord and is approx 48 kms from Udaipur. This great temple was constructed in the 17th century. People believe that in order to guard the icon of the Lord Krishna from the anger of Mughal Emperor, the priests and the others considered the matter and decided to relocate the icon to a safe and sound place. They arranged the bullock cart for transferring the image to other place but during the travel the bullock carts’ controls sank deep in mud and declined to move ahead. The priest then understands that this was the spot that the Lord himself has chosen and the image did not want to travel any further and accordingly a Temple was built here.

This is sacred temple and place of devotion amongst believers. Disciples throng the holy place in large number throughout the year but mainly on the occasions of "Janamashtmi" and other celebrations like Holi. The priests treat the image of the Lord like a living idol and perform with daily normal functions like bathing the image of the Lord, dressing the icon and serve the "prasad" to the deity.
The main attractions are the puja and the rituals performed by the priest and the Shringar done to the Lord. The prayers are offered by the priests with diya, flowers, fruit and other offerings along with devotional and bhakti songs of the Lord.
The sight of the idol after the puja is done is an impressive sight that is purely mesmeric to visitors.


RISHABHDEO TEMPLE

Rishabhdeo Temple located at a distance of 65 kms from the city of Udaipur and is an significant pilgrimage site for believers of Jain religion. The temple marks out its beginning in the 15th century and is devoted to Lord Rishabh Dev. Rikhabdeo ji is theoretical to be one from the 'Trithankar' of Jain belief.

The Jainism faith is alleged to be originated by Lord Mahavira. Rishabhdeo is considered as one of the ancestry of Lord Mahavira. Rikhabdeo temple is a hub of devotion not merely for Jains community, but for Meena tribals, Bhils and Vaishnavites too. Population of Jain and Bhil community makes sure to visit this blessed place of worship. The everytime they visit the city.

Both the communities have enormous admiration for this shrine. Rishabhdeoji is well thought-out as one of the personification of Lord Vishnu and due to this grounds; lots of  Hindus come up to this place of worship from all over the world.

While going inside the temple, you will be welcomed by the Elephants that are fixed out of black stone. In the north, the icon of Goddess Chakreshvari beautifies the sight and in the south, the icon of Goddess Padmavati gets the notice. In this temple, the idol of Lord Rishabh Dev fetches the main attraction, the 3.5 feet big idol is engraved out of a lone piece of black stone. The Lord is sitting in 'padmasana' position and his lengthy hair touches the shoulders. On the podium where the idol is seated, two oxen are carved in the central point. These oxen also symbolize the 16 dreams of Tirthankar's mother.
In addition to the main idol, there are 23 other idols and out of them, 2 are standing and 21 are in a sitting position. It has about 65 inscriptions on its walls and that dates back to 15th century which tells that the temple was created as per the preaching of Bhattaraka Dharmakirti belonging to Kashtha Sangh.  

JAGAT TEMPLE

The temple is devoted to Goddess Ambika (a form of Goddess Durga). Being situated at the village called Jagat in Rajasthan, and is also known as Jagat Temple. The holy place is comfortably located at a distance of 58kms in the Udaipur.
Ambika Mata Temple is a petite shrine made in fissure of a rock. Built in 961 A.D, the Jagat Temple is well-known for its complicated carvings in the outer walls. Though Ambika Mata Temple is not very huge, but its superb structural design makes it diverse from others. The major temple has an image of Ambika, a figure of the Hindi Goddess Durga. The Goddess is devotion of Shakti (Power) that is a prehistoric foundation of energy.  The temple includes a mandapa (prayer hall). The hall has windows that are festooned with delightfully carved boards.
The entrance door of the temple is marvellously engraved with extraordinary pictures, which covers the entire temple with their subtle attraction. The top roof panel of the 'mandap' is fixed and tinted with multi-lobed patterns. The prayer entrance hall also encompasses a extraordinarily carved pane of dancing Ganesha. The exceptional architecture of the Temple has a variety of statuette, of Gods and Goddesses.  With all these concepts of blissful sight of the temple, it’s absolutely a must to visit the place.




MUSEUMS

CITY PALACE MUSEUM

The chief element of the fortress is now conserved as a museum exhibiting a huge and varied collection of historical objects. Down steps from the entry is the arsenal museum reveals a huge compilation of defensive gear, arms as well as the deadly two-pronged sword weapon.

The City Palace museum is then being entered all the way through the Ganesh Deori meaning the door of Lord Ganesh and this leads to the way to the Rajya Angan, the imperial court. The rooms of the fortress are splendidly highlighted with mirror tiles and art works.


SHILPGRAM MUSEUM

Situated 3 kms west of Udaipur close to the Havala village is the city’s Shilpgram - the countryside Arts and Crafts centre portrays the lifestyle of the people staying there. “Shilpgram” factually means a "Craftsmen's Village" that portray the massive assortment in craft, art, culture of various Indian states which provides the chance to the artist of different nation to come jointly and interrelate regarding their expertise in this prearranged cultural camp, and the fine mud and sand objects along with the stilted statuette is the strong point of this cultural village. The main purpose of this fair is to raise the consciousness and information about the rural life and their arts and crafts interest amongst the new age group. Particular importance is put down on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre and music.

It is expected that through close study of dissimilar approach and talent, the artists can improve their skills and art forms through this camp. The Centre encourages modern    potters, designers, artists etc. to show their skill and to display their crafts, and sell their masterwork in order to have straight contact with the consumer.
 
This plan has encouraged the artist in a big way. The Shilpgram fair has turned out to be a significant attraction in India and Government of India has determined to imitate them in all the Federal States of India.
 


AHAR MUSEUM

Situated about 2 kms east of Udaipur is a striking bunch of memorials of the Maharanas of Mewar. There are about nineteen memorials of Maharanas reduced to ashes there. The most prominent memorial is that of Maharana Amar Singh, who controlled from 1597 to 1620. Close by is also Ahar Museum, where on display is bounded and has very unusual mud pottery including some sculptures and other archaeological arts. Few pieces dates back to 1700 BC and a metal stature of Buddha is a particular appeal.


VINTAGE COLLECTION OF CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM

The collected works inside the grounds of the Garden Hotel covers a selection of typical and amusingly exceptional motor vehicles; some dignified and vintage like Cadalec, Chevalate, Morais etc., whereas the others are glossy and speedy.

The Maharanas of Udaipur on one occasion had crazed for these vehicles and used this majestic magnificence of motor as their comfort for luxury but most of the other models are slowly being added to the collection, because it gives a exclusive upper-class safari for the special guests.



BHARTIYA LOK KALA MUSEUM

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is one and the most famed museums of Udaipur, which show signs of the luminous sets of folk piece of writing of Rajasthan. This rare collection varies from distinctive rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, dolls, masks, folk harmonious gadgets, and paintings.




UDAIPUR WILDLIFESANCTUARY


KUMBHALGARH SANCTUARY

Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is located in the most uneven part of the Aravali in Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur regions of Rajasthan. It obtains the name after the notable momentous fort of Kumbhalgarh. It is the habitat to a very large range of wild life, a number of which are extremely rare variety.

The wildlife consists of wolf, leopards, bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare.
The bird life at Kumbhalgarh is also flattering. The usually shy and jungle rooster can be speckled here. Peacocks and Doves can be viewed often nourishing on granules and crumbs scattered by the jungle protectors. Birds similar to the red spur owls, golden Oriole, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, Dove and white kingfisher can also be able to see nearby the water holes.

Kumbhalgarh’s ordinary loveliness is drawing lots of tourists and particularly for its convenience from Udaipur, which is 100 Kms from here. Foot track and horse safari being controlled by local tour operators proofs to be very popular.





FORTS & PALACES

CITY PALACE

Maharana Uday Singh begins the structure of the palace but the following Maharanas further added quite a few palaces and constructions to the compound retained a amazing consistency to the designed creation. The entrance of the Palace is from the Hati Pol, the Elephant gate.

The Bari Pol or the Big gate takes you to the Tripolia, the Triple gate. It was formerly a tradition that the Maharana would ponder under this gate in gold and silver, which was dispersed to the common people. Balconies, cupolas and towers prevails the fortress to give a magnificent outlook of the lake.
Suraj Gokhada is where the Maharana would chat with public audiences primarily to enhance the confidence of the folks in hard times.   

The major part of the palace is now conserved as a museum showcasing a large and varied collection of work of arts. Down steps from the entrance hall is the weapon store museum revealing a gigantic collection of defensive gear, weapons including sword.  


Moti Mahal has stunning mirror work and the Chini Mahal has decorative tiles all over. The Surya Chopar portrays a giant ornamental sun signifying the sun reign to which the Mewar empire belongs. The Bari Mahal is a innermost estate with view of the city. More attractive painting art can be seen in the Zenana Mahal, which led to Lakshmi Chowk a beautiful white spectator area.

FATEH PRAKASH PALACE

It's like being cushioned and protected in genuine majestic lavishness at the Fateh Prakash Palace. The warmness of imperial generosity welcome you as you walk along the passage lined with great painting arts that prospered in the seventeenth through nineteenth century.   The lake facing suites are rightfully selected with beds and era furnishings, decorated with velvet curtains and subtle silk decoration.

KUMBHALGARH FORT

Located 64 kms north of Udaipur in the backwoods, Kumbhalgarh is the second most chief castle after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Structured and built the fort in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Since its isolation and unfriendly landscape the fort had remained    unconquered. It also doles out the leader of Mewar as a refuge in times of conflict. It is also of soppy implication as it is the origin of Mewar's well-known King Maharana Partap. Also numerous splendid palaces a collection of holy places built by the Mauryas of which the most charming place is the Badal Mahal.

The fort also proffers a terrific birds view of the ambience. The fort's solid wall extends to some 36 kms and is broad enough to take eight horses alongside each other. Maharana Fateh Singh modernized the fort in the 19th century. The fort's huge compound has very attractive vestiges and the walk around it can be very satisfying.



CHIITAURGARH FORT

Chittorgarh is the personification of Rajput conceit, saga and strength. It resound with the past of great courage and forfeit, which is obvious as it bounce off with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The main motive for holidaying in Chittorgarh is its enormous peak castle, which is a portrayal of Rajput civilization and principles. The citadel stands on a 240-hectares site on an 180m high hill that rises speedily from the plains.  underneath. Chittorgarh is well connected by both bus and rail.

Chittorgarh Fort is a gigantic construction with a 1 km crisscross inflection to it. The road guides through seven gates to the main gate ‘Rampol’. On the climb flanked by the second and third gate there are two Chattris built to respect Jaimull and Kulla, the heroes of 1568 cordon by Emperor Akbar. The key gate of the fortress itself is ‘Surajpol’.

Repeatedly told fairy tale, the creation of the fort was happened to be started by Bhim, a Pandav hero of fabled epic Mahabharata. The fort has countless glorious memorials. Akbar accepted away all the typical pieces of design and statue and placed them in his capital. Even though the fort is damaged but it is an irresistible memento of past history and its walls resound with incredible legend of remarkable men and women and their uniformly surprising manners.


RANAKPUR

A gorgeously sculptured Jain temple marks the magnificence of this prominent place. Noticeable as one of the five holy places for the Jain commune, and were formed in the 15 the century. The middle part i.e. Chaumukha [four faced temple] is devoted to Adinathji, the temple is an astounding formation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all specifically engraved and the architecture is the main thing that adds to the charisma of the place.

The atmosphere of Ranakpur is largely highlighted by the location and the nearly godly structural design, giving the same tinge as its matching part - the great Dilwara Temple's in Mount Abu.

Facing the main temple are the inimitable temples -Parasvanath - Neminath with beautiful sculptures carving analogous to that Khujaraho statuette. An additional temple worth appealing is the close by 'Sun Temple' dedicated to the 'Sun God' decked with multilateral wall, luxuriantly overstated with the carvings of warriors, horses and solar (Nakshatras, grahs') divinity riding superb 'chariots', the vehicle of the 'Sun God'- which according to the Hindu myths is the God of opulence and a glowing fortune in this earth.







SAJJANGARH


Towering on a top of a hill just outer Udaipur lays this spectacular 18th century fort, with a overwhelming vision of the Mewar countryside. Initially projected to be a high five-storey sky-high centre, it was later deserted and used as a monsoon palace and hunting cottage. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh and was intended for building a nineteen-storied structure. However, the Maharana breathe his last breath too early & the strategies were unfinished. The now dilapidated fortress rules the skyline 2468 ft high on top of Bansdara Mountain. It is observable from a great distance and proffers fabulous picturesque outlook.



LAKES IN UDAIPUR

LAKE PICHOLA

Pichola Lake obtain its name from Pichola Village was inundated and Maharana Udai Singh distended the lake subsequent to founding the city. He built a stonework dam known as Badipol and which is now 4 km long and 3 km broad. This pleasing lake surrounds the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir and the City fortress expands along its eastern banks.

FATEH SAGAR LAKE

This pleasant lake, delimited by hills and forests and woods was built by Maharana Jai Singh to the north of Lake Pichola. It is a mock lake dug up in 1678, rebuilt by Maharana Fateh Singh. Even though first and foremost constructed for irrigational reason, this water body has recently created a second chief basis of drinking water for the city of Udaipur.

The overflow rising from nearby hillocks drains into this lake. All along the eastern coast line runs a gorgeous meandering road which has a stone wall on the lake side-line. This lake has got three important isles. The largest is urbanized into a civic park. The second isle is located on the northern side and has a fitting of solar observatory. The smallest isle on the western side near coast supports a jet fountain spray. The plant life covers around the lake is sparse. However, a number of types of plants are found along the rising and falling roads and hillocks around this lake.

Lakes are central point for societal and financial activities of Udaipur people and every year, thousands of travellers from India and abroad come up to visit this 'City of Lakes'. Yet this water body is having acute scarcity of water occasionally due to very little rains.


JAISAMAND LAKE

 
Maharana Jai Singh is the one who had built this quaint replica lake. It is the second major lake in Asia. The lake has stylish step leading to the water and granite Chhatri (cenotaphs) and a miniature Shiv temple on its bank results the elegance of the lake. On each side are the palaces built for the king’s much-loved queens.  


RAJSAMAND LAKE

On the way to approach to Kumbhalgarh lies their imperial lake with a superb barrier formed in the 17th century presents an amazing sight of the twilight festooned by gorgeous Torans [arches] and Chhatris and number of striking pavilions. Dazzling monuments and Sanskrit poetry are vibrantly emblazoned in various shops and stalls.