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8 Gripping Facts About Udaipur

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Udaipur was created by Maharana Udai Singh and it became the capital of Mewar Kingdom. The city flourished under many rulers of the dynasty. These gripping facts about Udaipur will tell you different tales of this famous city.

Today, Udaipur city is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Several heritage sites, lakes and the Aravalli hill ranges add to the beauty of this place. Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace, Kumbhalgarh Fort, etc. are some of the world famous tourist places in Udaipur.

Have a look at these interesting facts which talks about Udaipur's glory!

Capital of Mewar

Capital of Mewar

Maharaja Udai Singh of Sisodia dynasty founded the Udaipur city. The capital of the kingdom was shifted from the Chittorgarh to Udaipur.

Photo Courtesy: Daniel Villafruela

City of Lakes

City of Lakes

Udaipur is popularly known as the 'City of Lakes'. The city has an interconnected lake system which helps in the regeneration of ground water and regulates the climatic conditions. Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Lake Pichola, Lake Badi and Doodh Talai Lake are some of the famous lakes here.

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World's Most Romantic Hotel

World's Most Romantic Hotel

Lake Palace or Jag Nivas in the Lake Pichola is now a heritage hotel run by Taj group. It was once a summer palace of Sisodia rulers. It is voted as the most romantic hotel in the world and in India.

Photo Courtesy: Daniel Villafruela

Kumbhalgarh Fort Belonged To Mewar Kingdom

Kumbhalgarh Fort Belonged To Mewar Kingdom

Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the 'Great Wall of China'. Kumbhalgarh Fort one of the prominent forts built by the rulers of Mewar.Kumbhalgarh Fort is now situated in Rajasmand district. It once belonged to Mewar Kingdom.

Photo Courtesy: Antoine Taveneaux

Asia's Second Largest Artificial Lake

Asia's Second Largest Artificial Lake

Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered as the second largest artificial lake in Asia. It was constructed during the rule of Rana Jai Singh. Jaisamand Lake consists of 7 islands and a largest dam. The lake was built while constructing a dam for the Gomti River.

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The Palace Built Over 400 Years

The Palace Built Over 400 Years

The City Palace of Udaipur is a huge complex of palaces. It was started in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. Many other palaces were built by several kings inside the City Palace area. Hence, the City Palace is said to be built over a long period.

Photo Courtesy: Christopher Walker

Land of Zinc and Copper Mines

Land of Zinc and Copper Mines

Rajasthan is one of the prominent Zinc and Copper mining destinations. It is said Udaipur was a major mining site from the medieval times.

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Sahastra-Bahu (Sas-Bahu) Temples

Sahastra-Bahu (Sas-Bahu) Temples

Sahastra-Bahu Temples are now famously known as 'Sas-Bahu' temples. Historical records say, that Sahastra Bahu means 'Vishnu with 1000 arms' but the local stories suggest a different tale.

Sas-Bahu means 'mother-in-law' and 'daughter-in-law', meaning one side was built according to mother-in-law and the other side according to daughter-in-law. They're situated in Nagda at Udaipur.

Photo Courtesy: Aman Zaidi

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