Goa of the North, Udaipur is one of the most relaxed and laid back city of India. Lake Pichola is the focal point of the picturesque city of Udaipur and the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur is a wonderful place to relax during your Rajasthan tour. You have to travel 403 kms from Jaipur the capital of the Rajasthan to reach Udaipur city nestled in the Aravali ranges.
It is believed that Maharana Udai Singh II built this city at the suggestion of a hermit he met at the Aravalli Range foothills while hunting. The hermit assured him that a palace built on the spot would be well protected. The city of Udaipur was built in 1559. Maharana made Udaipur his capital when Akbar invaded and took control of the Chittor fort. Udaipur remained a difficult region for the Mughals to invade because of its mountainous terrain. In 1818 it was declared a princely state by British India. This historic city is a favoured destination for vacations in India.
Other Places of Interest:Lake Fatehsagar, Eklingji Temple, Classic Cars Museum, Shilpgram
Udaipur is the happy rendezvous of the diverse culinary cultures of India. Enhance your India holidays experience - step into Sukhadia Circle and get lost in the delicious world of Pav-Baji, Dabeli, GolGappe, Chaat, Chole Kulcha, crispy papadi chaat. In a North India tour you'll realise that typical Marwari cuisine is an adaptation to its place of birth. Most Marwari food lasts for days. Reheating? Don't trouble yourself.
Go to the vintage car museum restaurant for ethnic thaali meals or visit Natraj Thaali for unlimited marwari food @ Rs 100/Thaali. These wholesome meals are popular among travellers on vacations in India. At Savage Garden or Café Edelweiss near Lal Ghat you will find Indian, German and Italian cuisine at their best. To appease your sweet tooth, indulge in Diljani a sweet dish unique to Udaipur.
ShoppingShilpgram is an eye candy for those who love crafts. This crafts village in the northwest part of Udaipur, is host to the biggest annual crafts carnival in India. Take home a special memento of your North India tour. The best place to shop in Udaipur, the city of lakes is Chand Pole Market Area.
For footwear made of goat skin, bull skin and camel skin, there is a tiny but well stocked shop in Saheli Morji Center. Hathi Pole area and Bada Bazar are other place you can stop by for these good quality leather footwear.
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