Monday, April 27, 2009

Udaipur, City of Lakes

After lunch at Kumbhalgarh we proceeded towards our journey to Udaipur. We reached our destination in the evening and rested for the day. Next day morning we started the tour of the city.

Now for brief history about this beautiful place. This place was ruled by Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. As per the legend associated with birth of the city, while Maharana Udai Singh was hunting, he meta holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. He blessed and advised Maharana to build a palace at this favorable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude. The King followed his advice and the city was founded in 1559 A.D.

The most important tourist attractions here are:


The City Palace


Palace complex is actually a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanas. Still the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design. 

The entry to the palace is from Northern end. The gates that lead into the palace are Baripol of 1600 and the Tripolia Gate of 1725. This gate is carved with eight marble arches.

The entry ticket price to the palace more when compared to any other forts or palaces in Rajasthan. But it is worth as one can witness such beautiful architecture. the Photography is not permitted in Krishna Vilas.

Next we shall see other attractions of the city such as temples and park.


P.S: December is the month when lot of tourists land in Rajasthan. So if you really want all the arrangements to be done properly this has to be done before October end.

46 comments:

Reader Wil said...

There are so many beautiful buildings in India and it's important to preserve them for the future generations. I love the peacock mosaic! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for the visit. Have a great week!

joo said...

Beautiful! Mosaics of peacoks are fabulous, what a view!

Raghu Menon said...

beautiful structures...

Anya said...

What do you have
a nice new photo gallery on the top of your blog,
it's beautiful :))

And your post today is absolutely great.....
I like the mosaics of the peacocks its such a BEAUTY !!

Rajesh said...

Wil,
True, it is important to preserve them. Can happen only with effort from people.

Joo, Raghu, Wil, Anya,
There were similar peacocks with different poses in this location.

Anya,
You were the first one to notice the change in the photo gallery at the top.

Thanks to all for such lovely comments.

fishing guy said...

Rajesh: The history of India is wonderful to see, quite the palace.

SGD said...

Gorgeous pictures! And liked your narration too...with a touch of the history and a brief guide....

Ai Shiang said...

Wow, those photos are mesmerizing!

George said...

What a beautiful building. Thanks for sharing some of the history of this fascinating place.

Rajesh said...

SGD, George, Fishing Guy,
Thanks, will try my best to share more on the similar lines.

Shiang,
Thanks, more to come.

Thank you all for such lovely words.

Bengbeng said...

i will come back to read more. love the pics n the life u r leading

Abe Lincoln said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Rajesh. I do admire your buildings. The height must have something to do with cooling. It reminds me of a giant air conditioning system. I like the peacock too.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful buildings. Thanks for this post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for the tour. Fascinating. Also thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

humanobserver said...

The place is a paradise for photographers and you captured them beautifully. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.

Viji said...

Mosaics of peacoks is breathtakingly b'ful....How natural it looks:-).

If you have more such fotos, pl do post it too:-)!

Cheers...Viji

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

bengbeng, Lincoln, Sandy, Yogi,
Thank you to all for liking my little writeup.

Deepak,
Thanks for the appreciation.

Viji,
I have few more snaps. Hope to post them soon.

Gauri Gharpure said...

Udaipur is indeed a beautiful city.. i went there in a school trip and don't remember much of the site-seeing. we were kids and hung up on food and pranks.. remember trekking to the haldi ghati and imagining the fight though..

nice photos, esp. the mor mahal one..

Greener Bangalore said...

Hey Rajesh...your a wonderful blog maan.....great going....will visit often....and thanks for the comments...

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Gauri,

Thanks, it is a beautiful city with plenty of lakes. I could not make it to haldi ghati.

Gree Blr,
Thanks, welcome to my blog. Me will also follow your blog.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous post! I do so enjoy learning more about your country and have been amazed over my year of blogging how many wonderful friends I have made there! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. I truly enjoy your blogsite!! Have a great day!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Great pictures! Very impressive!

Indrani said...

Do you know a part of this palace too is haunted. :)

rahul anand said...

Have been to udaipur, really beautiful place!!

Onkar said...

Good write-up and beautiful photographs

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Sylvia: I am happy that you have liked the post and it is able to convey details about India.

Rakesh: Thank you.

Indrani: No, I am not aware of it. I believe the royal family lives in a portion of the palace which is not open to public.

Rahul: Yes it is a beautiful place.

Onkar: Thank You.

GMG said...

Hi Rajesh! TGIF and a holiday here!! So I manage to visit your blog and enjoy wonderful Udaipur! One day I'll get there!!
Have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

Anya said...

Hi Rajesh
I have an award for you, you pick him up.
It is not an obligation.
Greetz ANYA (@^.^@)

Ilan said...

Great read. It's my dream to visit India. Maybe one day.
Awesome photos :)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Rajasthan is fascinating with its deserts and palaces. Great pictures.

Shireena said...

Hi there - thanks for visiting my blog. As a fellow India-lover, I really like what you have going here. Yes, Udaipur is perhaps my favorite place on this earth. Love the collage of pictures.

Kelly said...

...beautiful architecture, and I especially like the peacock mosaics. In the next post -- what an amazing site to see all the white cranes roosting in the trees!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

GMG: Thanks, welcome to India.

Anya: Thanks for the invitation.

Ilan: Thanks, welcome to India.

Suchitra: Thanks. Yes, it is a nice place.

Shirrena: Thanks, for sharing my thoughts. Udaipur is a nice place.

Kelly: Thanks, Yes it is a beautiful architecture.

fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What outstanding construction on this wonderful temple. You captured it so very nicely.

Beth Niquette said...

How beautiful your country is. I have always loved the amazing artisons of your people.

Glennis said...

I have a postcard of this wonderful mosaic, I would love to see and touch it.
There are so many beautiful things in your country.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Fishing guy: Thanks, it is the palace.

Beth: Thanks for the appreciation. Come again for more.

Glennis: Thanks, Peacock mosaic is behind the glass to protect it from dust and people from destroying it.

joshidaniel said...

i am also planning to go to Rajasthan and you have many good articles on it!

BeachILike said...

This is beautiful shot, and thank you for stopping by my blog :)

You got a Posty: Posty of Taj Mahal, Monument of Love

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Joshi: It is a wonderful place for sightseeing. Your camera will be busy and I am sure the snaps will be nice too.

Beachlike: Thanks for the appreciation. Come again for more.

Vernz said...

hi Rajesh the blue peacock is awesome... priceless artifact...

My Blue Monday here

Rebecca said...

That place looks so interesting-thanks for sharing!

SmilingSally said...

I love that blue peacock mosaic.

Happy Blue Monday,Rajesh!

Marice said...

the place looks pretty and interesting :) it has lots of nice architectures too!

u may view mine here

Life Ramblings said...

the place looks fascinating. i love the shot of the peacock.

Rajesh said...

Vernz,, Sally, Life: Thank you. There are many more variety of designs in peacock here.

Rebecca, Marice: Thanks for the appreciation.