About Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (The City of Lakes)


Udaipur (Rajasthani: उदैपर) ( उदयपुर), also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, 248 kilometres (154 mi) west of Kota, and 250 kilometres (155 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency.

Apart from its history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the "Venice of the East" and is also nicknamed the "Lake City". Lake Pichola, Fatah Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Its population was approximately 560,000 in 2001.

Fast Facts about Udaipur

State: Rajasthan
District: Udaipur
Famous for/as: Historical and Scenic
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Best Season: Winter; September to March
Weather: Sub tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters
Altitude: 600 metres above sea level
PIN Code: 313001
STD Code: 0294

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