A city of heritage and glory, Udaipur was a place of political importance for the rulers of Mewar. Founded by Maharan Udai Singh in the year 1557 the city of Udaipur was made the capital of Mewar kingdom after the capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to avoid frequent attacks of Mughals. The city was joined with the state of Rajasthan after India achieved independence.
Demographics of Udaipur
Total Population: 3,068,420
Area: 11,700 sq km
Sex ratio: 958
Average literacy: 61.80 %
Major Religion: Hinduism
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani
Places to see in Udaipur
Following are the most loved spots in Udaipur:
1) Pichola Lake
2) Udaipur city Palace
3) Fatehsagar lake
4) Jaisamand lake
5) Saheliyon ki bari
6) Jagdish Mandir
8) Jag Mandir palace
9) Bagore ki Haveli
Shopping in Udaipur
Udaipur is famous for traditional crafts and local items. Following are some of the most loved shopping centres of Udaipur:
i) Lake Palace road: This street is famous for selling unique handicraft and decorative items.
ii) Jagdish temple street: crowded market full of handicraft items and traditional things.
iii) Hathi Pol Bazaar: Famous for paintings and traditional art items.
iv) Bada Bazar: This market has almost everything you need. Big showrooms, small local shops and handicraft shops make it an important shopping center of the city.
You can choose from a number of available options:
Local Bus: There are separate buses available for different routes.
Taxi/ cab: Taxis are available throughout the city.
Auto Rikshaws: This is also a good mode of transport which is easily available.
Rental Cars: If you can spend a few extra bucks, go for a rented car and roam in ease.
How to reach Udaipur
No matter in which Indian state you are the city of Udaipur is connected to major cities of the country by Indian Railways.
Thanks to the sound highway connectivity, you can reach Jaipur by Bus or private vehicle from different parts of the country.
If you can manage to spend some extra bucks you can reach here by airways too. there is Udaipur domestic airport There are number of flights throughout the day to and from different Indian cities and within the state.