Udaipur was the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, ruled by Ranawats & other 23 branches of the Sisodia clan. The founder of Udaipur was Rana Udai Singh. The ancient capital of Mewar was Chittor or Chittorgarh, located on the Banas River northeast of Udaipur. Legend has it that Maharana Udai Singh came upon a hermit while hunting in the foothills of the Aravalli Range. The hermit blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the spot and it would be well protected.
Udai Singh established a residence there. In 1568 the Mughal emperor Akbar captured Chittor, and Udai Singh moved the capital to the site of his residence, which became the city of Udaipur. As the Mughal empire weakened, the Sisodia ranas, and later maharanas, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of Mewar except the fort of Chittor. Udaipur remained the capital of the state, which became a princely state of British India in 1818. After India's Independence in 1947, the Maharaja of Udaipur acceded to the Government of India, and Mewar was integrated into India's Rajasthan state.
The famous "white" city of Rajasthan state, Udaipur stands on the banks of the lake Pichola, its many white marble palaces reflecting in the lake's calm waters. Udaipur is voted one of the most romantic cities of India. Due to an abundance of water, there are a number of gardens in and out of town. There are a number of reservoirs surrounding the town, along with a few forts and ancient ruins. everal places of interest around Udaipur, including the majestic Chittaurgarh, the mountain fortress of Kumbhalgarh.
Tourist Attraction‡ Lake Pichola
‡ City Palace
‡ Jagdish Temple
‡ Bagore ki Haveli
‡ Fateh Sagar Lake
‡ Sahelion ki Bari
‡ Gulab Bagh
‡ Bharat Lok Kala Museum
How To ReachTrain : The nearest Railway Station is located in Udaipur City. Rail network connects Udaipur with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh.
Air : Debock Airport is 24 km from the city centre, Dairy Indian Airliness flights connect Udaipur with Jodhpur Jaipur aurangbad, Mumbai and Delhi.
Road : The city is conveniently connected with important cities of Rajasthan and neighbouring states like: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi by extensive road network.