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Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, Udaipur 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.

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» Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, India

Built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, Jagdish Temple is the largest and one of the most famous temples in Udaipur. The three-story structure, dedicated to the God Vishnu, enshrines a black stone statue of Jagannath, an avatar of Vishnu. The intricately carved facade depicts scenes of Vishnu and his most famous aspect Krishna on it's pyramid-like bell roof. Inside, you'll find four smaller shrines dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Durga and Surya, along with 100 pillars carved with detailed scenes …

» Lake Fateh Sagar

Lake Fateh Sagar, Udaipur, India

This manmade lake in the city of Udaipur is a destination for both locals and travelers looking to escape the energy of busy city streets. Home to three small islands, including Nehru Park, the picturesque blue waters and majestic green mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop to this quiet respite. Visitors can navigate the calm lake aboard tiny motorboats, which carry travelers to the each of the small islands. Nehru remains the most popular, thanks to a well-kept garden, boat-shaped restaurant and a slightly lackluster zoo …

» Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India

Lake Pichola, an artificial freshwater lake created in 1362, inspired the founding of Udaipur on its banks. On a calm day, the placid, glasslike water reflects the city's skyline, complete with white marble palaces, temples, mansions and ghats and lending credence to the city's nickname as the Venice of India. Lake Pichola earned a spot on in the international spotlight when the Lake Palace, a white marble palace that appears to float on the waters of the lake, appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy in 1983 …

» Sahelion Ki Bari

Sahelion Ki Bari, Udaipur, India

Well-kept grounds, beautiful fountains, a small museum and towering marble elephants are just part of what makes Sahelion Ki Bari a destination for travelers visiting Udaipur. Its unique history adds to the wonder of this enchanted city escape, since these quiet lotus pools, open pavilions and lush landscapes were originally created as respite for a group of 48 women who traveled with a princess to the city as a part of her marriage dowry. Today, visitors can wander the grounds where queens once watched dancers perform and explore the famous fountains …

» Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace)

Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace)

The Sajjangarh Palace, perched on the Aravalli hillside of Udaipur, provides a high viewpoint over the city and the two nearby lakes, which means it's no surprise that this is a favorite spot to watch the sun rise and set over the surrounding countryside. Named after the Maharana who constructed it in 1884, today the palace is also known as Monsoon Palace, as it was originally built to watch the clouds that pass during monsoon season …

» Udaipur City Palace

Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur

The largest palace in all of Rajasthan, the Udaipur City Palace built by Udaipur founder Maharana Udai Singh II, sits perched on hill overlooking the city and Lake Pichola. Construction began on the intricately worked stone structure in 1559 and continued for over 450 years as successive Maharanas added on to the original. Today, the entire complex comprises 11 total palaces connected by maze-like passageways, all maintaining a surprising uniformity given the huge time span during which they were constructed …

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With the nickname City of Lakes, the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is considered one of the most seductive, beautiful cities on the subcontinent. Ornate temples and white marble palaces abound, all reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Pichola…

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Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is a city in the state of Rajasthan in western India. 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 …

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