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  • 1. - Udaipur Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Corporation 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 km (154 mi) west of Kota, and 250 km (155 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. The Guhils (Sisodia) clan ruled the Mewar and its capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Uday Singh. The Mewar province became part of Rajasthan after India became independent

2. Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, located to the southwest of Nagda, on the Banas River, the first capital of the Mewar kingdom. Legend has it that Maharana Udai Singh II 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, assuring him it would be well protected. Udai Singh II consequently established a residence on the site. In 1568, the Mughal emperor Akbar captured the The Red fort of Chittor, and udai Singh moved the capital to the site of his residence, which became the city of Udaipur. 3. Geography and climate Udaipur is located at 24.58N 73.68E.[5] It has an average elevation of 598.00m (1,962ft). It is located in the southern region of Rajasthan and is close to Gujarat. It has five major lakes, which are under restoration with funds provided by the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India. 4. Jagdish TempleJagdish Temple TheThe Jagdish TempleJagdish Temple is a largeis a large Hindu temple in the middleHindu temple in the middle of Udaipur. It was built byof Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist inMaharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D. It is an example1651 A.D. It is an example of Indo -of Indo - AryanAryan architecturearchitecture.. This temple is a greatThis temple is a great example of architecture andexample of architecture and art. The area is the mainart. The area is the main tourist place in the city. Youtourist place in the city. You can also find some specialcan also find some special kind of things like rajasthanikind of things like rajasthani dress, paintings etc.dress, paintings etc. 5. Jag Mandir is another island in Lake Pichola which is known for its garden courtyard. Shah Jahan took refuge here while revolting against his father. There is a restaurant run by the HRH group of hotels. 6. The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746. It is made of marble and is situated on Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola. It was originally built as a royal summer palace, but is now a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the " Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces " banner. : Lake PalaceLake Palace 7. Gulab Bagh was started by Maharana SajjanGulab Bagh was started by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 1878. It is the fourth oldest zooSingh in the 1878. It is the fourth oldest zoo in the semi-continent. By Maharana'sin the semi-continent. By Maharana's volition, a horticulturist from Madras, T.H.volition, a horticulturist from Madras, T.H. Story, was appointed in 1882 to stock theStory, was appointed in 1882 to stock the garden with plants with medicinal values ongarden with plants with medicinal values on the 66.5 acres of land and worked there tillthe 66.5 acres of land and worked there till 1920. The garden consisted of a Lotus1920. The garden consisted of a Lotus Pond, and many prominent trees thatPond, and many prominent trees that included many species of mangoes, guava,included many species of mangoes, guava, grapes, lemon, bor, mulbury,grapes, lemon, bor, mulbury, rayan, pomegranate, bananas, sapota, tamarind, bullocks heartrayan, pomegranate, bananas, sapota, tamarind, bullocks heart (ramphal), lichi, arjun trees, wood apple, karonda, campher, citron,(ramphal), lichi, arjun trees, wood apple, karonda, campher, citron, jamun, pummelo, meetha neem, kargi lime, ficus species, anola,jamun, pummelo, meetha neem, kargi lime, ficus species, anola, jack fruit, dhanverjia, grandi flora, jasmin, dawood etc. In the yearjack fruit, dhanverjia, grandi flora, jasmin, dawood etc. In the year 1882, all the trees had their name-plates denoting Hindi, English,1882, all the trees had their name-plates denoting Hindi, English, and systematic botanical names, which are not the same now. Aand systematic botanical names, which are not the same now. A small pond existed in the garden before it was demolished for thesmall pond existed in the garden before it was demolished for the construction of Water works complex. In this pond a water lily,construction of Water works complex. In this pond a water lily, VictoriaVictoriasp., was initially planted. The leaf ofVictoriacould withstandsp., was initially planted. The leaf ofVictoriacould withstand a child on a chair kept on it, a property common to all the water-a child on a chair kept on it, a property common to all the water- lilies of the genus due to plant's structure.lilies of the genus due to plant's structure. Gulab BaghGulab Bagh 8. Doodh Talai is a small tank, located adjacentDoodh Talai is a small tank, located adjacent to Shiva Niwas Palace (residence of Maharanato Shiva Niwas Palace (residence of Maharana Fateh Singh) is 24 km away from UdaipurFateh Singh) is 24 km away from Udaipur Airport. Originally a beautiful rock garden,Airport. Originally a beautiful rock garden, Doodh Talai gives wonderful panoramic viewDoodh Talai gives wonderful panoramic view of the city and palaces of Udaipur. From thisof the city and palaces of Udaipur. From this site, the sight of sunset in Pichhola lake issite, the sight of sunset in Pichhola lake is awesome. Earlier Doodh Talai was used as aawesome. Earlier Doodh Talai was used as a bathing ground. Another attraction of Doodhbathing ground. Another attraction of Doodh Talai is the musical fountain manufactured byTalai is the musical fountain manufactured by Yagnik Mechanical Engineering Works.Yagnik Mechanical Engineering Works. Doodh Talai Doodh TalaiDoodh Talai 9. 8 16 , , , (1433-68), (1509-27) 80 , () , (1572-92) 10. Fatah Sagar Lake is situated inFatah Sagar Lake is situated in UdaipurUdaipur city in thecity in the IndianIndian state ofstate of RajasthanRajasthan. Said to be the pride of the City of Lakes of Udaipur, it is an. Said to be the pride of the City of Lakes of Udaipur, it is an artificial lake constructed byartificial lake constructed by MaharanaMaharana in north ofin north of Lake PicholaLake Pichola in 1678in 1678 and to the north-west of Udaipur.and to the north-west of Udaipur. It is one of the four lakes of theIt is one of the four lakes of the UdaipurUdaipur city; the other three lakes are:city; the other three lakes are: thethe Lake PicholaLake Pichola (within the Udaipur town), Udai Sagar Lake (13km to(within the Udaipur town), Udai Sagar Lake (13km to the east of Udaipur) andthe east of Udaipur) and Dhebar LakeDhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake (52km southor Jaisamand Lake (52km south east of Udaipur).east of Udaipur).[1][1][2][2] Within the confines of the Fatah Sagar Lake, there are three smallWithin the confines of the Fatah Sagar Lake, there are three small islands.; the largest of these is the island called the Nehru Park (4km2islands.; the largest of these is the island called the Nehru Park (4km2 area), which is a popular garden with a restaurant and a zoo, the secondarea), which is a popular garden with a restaurant and a zoo, the second island (0.06km2 area) houses a public park with an impressive water-jetisland (0.06km2 area) houses a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain and the third island (1.2km2 area) is the address for thefountain and the third island (1.2km2 area) is the address for the Udaipur Solar ObservatoryUdaipur Solar Observatory (USO). The Nehru park is accessed by(USO). The Nehru park is accessed by inboard motor boats from the bottom ofinboard motor boats from the bottom of Moti MagriMoti Magri. Blue waters of the. Blue waters of the lake and the backdrop of green has given the soubriquet of the secondlake and the backdrop of green has given the soubriquet of the second Kashmir to Udaipur town.Kashmir to Udaipur town. Udaipur Lake Conservation Societys reports indicate that the lakeUdaipur Lake Conservation Societys reports indicate that the lake supports and sustains ground water recharge, drinking water, agriculturalsupports and sustains ground water recharge, drinking water, agricultural use, industrial use, ecological water availability and provides employmentuse, industrial use, ecological water availability and provides employment to 60% population of Udaipur.to 60% population of Udaipur. FatahFatah SagarSagar 11. Udai Sagar Lake is another striking lake that falls under the category of five lakes of Udaipur. Udaisagar Lake is located at a distance of about 13 kms in the east of Udaipur. The construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh and got completed in 1565. Udai Sagar Lake extends to 4 km in length 2.5 km in width and deep to the extent of 9 meters at the maximum. Actually, Udai Sagar Lake was the result of a dam that took its start in 1559. Udai Sagar Lake Maharana Udai Singh constructed this dam on Berach River, to ensure adequate supply of water in his kingdom. Dam at Udaisagar Lake drains about 479 sq km of the country and covers an area of 10.5 sq kms. It has a storage capacity of 23.4 milli cubic meter. To manage the overflowing lake during rainy season, one channel has been made connecting to Berach River. Today, the water of this lake is used in the zinc