Friday, 22 May 2009

Udaipur (White City), Rajasthan

Romance in Lakes City

One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert.

The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortunes that his old capital of Chittaurgarh had to face due to repeated attacks by the Mughal armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola- the city was named Udaipur after him.

Udaipur is famous for it's Lake Palace, which covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. Some of the best Udaipur Heritage Hotels are :Amet Haveli ,Fateh Garh , Fateh Prakash Palace, Inder Prakash ,Jagat Niwas Palace, Jaiwana Haveli, Kankarwa Haveli, Karohi Haveli, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Mahendra Prakash, Mewar Haveli, Hotel Natural, Rangniwas Palace, Hotel Shikarbadi, Shiv Niwas Palace, Shree Jagdeesh Mahal, Wonder View Palace . These are some of nice Hotel in Udaipur. The city of Udaipur is know to provide ood accomodation in India. Some luxuary hotels are available in Udaipur, India. Here are a few to help you to compare:

Lake Palace, Trident Udaipur and Udaivilas.

Udaipur has some Deluxe Hotel which is a good price. Here are some hotels that are available in udaipur, India :

Hilltop Palace,India International, Lake Pichola, Oriental Palace Resorts, Panna Vilas Palace, Paras Mahal, Radisson Plaza Resort, Raj Darshan, Rajputana Resorts, Ram Pratap Palace, Royal Retreat, Shilpi Resort, Udai Kothi, Vishnupriya.

Udaipur offers a nice range of cheap accomodation for an Indian city. Some of the best cheap accomodation in Udaipur are :

Ashish Palace, Baba Palace, Govindam Palace, Padmini Palace, Kajri - RTDC Hotel, Krishna Niwas, Krishnalila Regency, Saheli Palace, Sarovar on Pichola, Swaroop Vilas.

The best way to save your rupees is to choose a cheap accomodation in Udaipur. India got a wide range of cheap accomodation:

Balunda House, Haveli on the Lake, Mountain Ridge and Pahuna Haveli.

Please contact me for my personnal advices.

Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of "Jag Niwas" (the Lake Palace Hotel), Jag Mandir on one side and on the other the city of Udaipur.

Where to Stay: Lake Palace

The Lake Palace is now a luxury 5 Star hotel.
If you can't afford to stay here, there are many many small hotels and motels within walking distance at a very affordable rates. (Low season: 80- 150 Rp for lake views room, up starts at least at 300 Rp during high season.)

People in Action:

i haven't see many women doing construction job. But over here, children and women both take part in the building construction.

There are a lot of activities going on by the lake. People bathing, washing, swimming ...

The devotees heading to the temple. Some temple like this one, allowed only Hindu to enter.

What to do:

Join the local to bath and swim in the lake!

What to see:

i think the colorful trucks look very sharp and interesting. i linked bright color with sari and the trucks looked like wearing their sari.

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