7 Exciting Facts About Udaipur You Must Know
Travel Articles | July 4, 2019
Udaipur has become one of the most favourite wedding and honeymoon destinations in India due to its rich cultural and architectural history and the fact that there are some very fine resorts in Udaipu...
Udaipur has become one of the most favourite wedding and honeymoon destinations in India due to its rich cultural and architectural history and the fact that there are some very fine resorts in Udaipur which are in the list of country’s best resorts. However, the below-mentioned facts about Udaipur make it more special:
- Once a capital of Mewar:
Very few people know that Udaipur was once the capital of the Mewar dynasty after Chittorgarh. Udaipur was actually founded by Maharaja Udai Singh and the city is named after him.
- Home of World’s second largest wall:
The Kumbhalgarh Fort has the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. The fort was built by Rana Kumbha who was a ruler of Mewar once. The fort is lit in the evening by beautiful lights and is surely a sight to see.
- A palace that took over 400 years in making:
The city palace in Udaipur is not a single palace but actually consist of many palaces within it. The construction of the palace started in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II and after that, a number of kings built their palaces inside the City Palace.
- Known as the land of Five lakes:
Udaipur actually has an interconnected lake system which helps in restoring the groundwater of the city. Out of the five lakes, the lake Pichola is the most famous and there are many beautiful resorts in Udaipur near Lake Pichola which are one of the best honeymoon resorts in India.
- Home to Asia’s second largest artificial Lake:
One of the most remarkable constructions during the reign of Rana Jai Singh is the Jaisamand Lake which is considered to be the second largest artificial lake in the whole of Asia.
- Centuries-old temples:
Situated some 22Km from the city center, the Nagda temples which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu are said to be constructed in the 10th century. Though the temple has been partially ruined, it magnificence will surely leave you spellbound.
- Most romantic destination in the world:
The Lake palace, as it is popularly known is a heritage hotel situated in the middle of Lake Pichola. Very few people know that it has been voted as the most romantic destination not only in India but in the whole world.
There are many other facts about Udaipur like being a famous mining site of Zinc and Copper from medieval time which make Udaipur as one of the best tourist destination in the world. Hence the next time you are in Udaipur, do not forget to explore the rich cultural and historical aspects of the city.