Udaipur, the city of lakes, has a population of 4,51,000 people and famed as one of the major city of Rajastan. It has a diversified economy, though a large chunk of it comes from tourism, followed by agriculture and mineral industries. The city was founded in 1559, and became the capital of Mewar kingdom. This is because it had a thriving trade market. While this city was never under Mughal rule, it was labelled a princely state under the British Empire.

Due to this, Udaipur is recognized as one a hub for Rajput palaces and architecture. It is filled with beautiful picturesque palaces and lakes, making it no secret why a large part of its economy comes from tourism. Some of these places include the City Palace, Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, the Kesaryaji Temple, Monsoon Palace, and the Jagdish temple. While certain sections of these palaces are closed off completely to preserve their heritage, other parts are open to tourists and travellers. In fact, many parts of these palaces have been converted into restaurants and modern cafes.

Udaipur’s cultural heritage comes from ancient times. Folk dance and music are large parts of Udaipur’s culture. The local transportation in the city includes taxis and rickshaws. This is due to the high prevalence of tourists in Udaipur. The closest airport to Udaipur is in a satellite town that is only 20 kms away. However, you can also get to Udaipur via train or road.

Handicrafts are a popular industry in Udaipur. One can find many local craftsmen selling intricate ethnic silver jewellery, miniature paintings and regular paintings, items made of marbles, and items made of terracotta.

Udaipur offers Rajasthani cuisine as well as North Indian cuisine. It also offers continental cuisine to cater to the palate of the travellers who come from abroad. The City of Lakes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.  

Most popular places to visit in Udaipur