Udaipur, India in the state of Rajasthan, was founded in the 1500s and straddles several large lakes including Lake Pichola, home of the Taj Lake Palace, one of the most popular landmarks within the city.
Many of the lakes are interconnected, providing the citizen with an easy form of transport of goods, beyond the regular surface roots that land land lock cities rely on. Like much of India, the bodies of water play an important role in the day to day life of the city and its citizens.
Culturally, Udaipur, India is rich featuring many temples and structures that can date back to the city’s founding, alongside newer, modern structures as the city continues to grow.Considered to be one of the best cities in the world for travel and leisure, Udaipur has also been featured in many Hollywood and Bollywood films including James Bond, and more recent films like Darjeeling Limited and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Travel Tales invites you to spend a moment with them in Udaipur, India.
Besides the city proper, travellers to Udaipur, India can also see Mount Abu, several wildlife sanctuaries, Salumber, and Kanor, all of which are accessible as a day trip for travellers in the area, though the city itself offers many sites, sounds, and activities to satisfy most tourist for days, weeks, or even months.
Also within the city is Jagdish Temple, a key tourist site and a major monument for the city. Its exterior and interior walls decorated by hand carvings of figures depicting Hindu life and traditions. The interior of the temple is accessible and still in use by the local population. Well worth a visit to the city alone.