The city of lakes and palaces


Udaipur was the capital of the state of Mewar, one of seven major Rajput states. The history of Udaipur stretches back far beyond its foundation in the sixteenth century to the Sisodia Maharanas who followed the code of honor laid down by, Guhil, the founder of Mewar in 568 A.D. The city gets its name from Udai Singh II, who laid down the foundation stone for the capital beside Lake Pichola in 1559.

As many other cities in India, Udaipur is facing innumerable problems such as the growing polarisation between the rich and the poor. Despide of being one of the leading tourist attractions in Rajasthan, is easy to see extreme poverty on the streets. The city of lakes doesn’t take care too much about its lakes. However, the views are spectacular and the traveler will be amazed by its beauty. The city is a paradise for architecture lovers.

Approximately four hundred thousand people live in Udaipur. Since it is one most tourist cities in India, the traveler will find that museums, palaces or monasteries are extremely expensive by indian standards. There are plenty of places to stay in Udaipur. The majority of the Udaipur Guest Houses offer a view of the placid waters of the Lake Pichola.

The following pictures show the local life in a city that is also know as  the “Venice of the East”

Written by Andy VC

“Made in the Earth”

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