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A Rendezvous With Udaipur
Ritco ToursUdaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Hemmed in by lush hills of the Aravalis, Udaipur is an enticing land situated around the azure lakes waters. Drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Its kaleidoscope of fairy tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow streets lined by vivid colored stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. Udaipur's distinctive romance and beauty and its remarkable past packed with episodes of heroism and splendor, continues to spellbind the visitors.


Things You Can Do in Udaipur
» Sightseeing : This is something which no one misses and the royal city of Udaipur has numerous sights to display. There are palaces, lakes, gardens, temples, shops and much more for the avid travelers.

» Shopping : Shopping can be delightful in Udaipur. Udaipur has numerous shops and many interesting local crafts that make it a one-of-its-kind shopping experience. The shopping spots include a cluster of stalls on the Lake Palace Road next to the Tang Niwas Palace Hotel and others around the Jagdish Temple.

» Eating Out : Dal Bati Churma is a local specialty. Most hotels here serve Indian as well as continental dishes.


Sightseeing in Udaipur
» City Palace : Overlooking the aquamarine expanses of the lake Pichola stands the splendid City Palace - a marvel in granite and marble.

» The Suraj Gokhada : The balcony of the sun, is the place where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves to the people in time of trouble to restore their confidence. The ‘Mor Chowk’ known for its exemplary peacock mosaics in glass and the ‘Chini Chitrashala’ distinguished for its blue and white ceramics are other places of interest in the palace.

» Fateh Sagar : Built by Maharana Fateh Singh, this beautiful lake is surrounded on three sides by hills and the Pratap Memorial on the north. Boat riding facilities are also available here.

Ritco Tours» Pichola Lake : The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later enlarged by the founder. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking magnificence.

» Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honour) : This small ornamental garden was the popular relaxing spot for the royal ladies, who once strolled through these gardens. This spectacular garden has numerous fountains in four pools, embellished with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants.

» Jagdish Temple : This Indo-Aryan temple, built in 1651 A.D. By Maharana Jagat Singh is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with remarkable sculpted images.

» Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir : The interesting collection showcased by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.


Excursions
Udaipur has many exciting excursion destinations around. Some of the tourist places that you can take excursions to include Nagda, Haldighati, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Jagat, Jaisamand Lake, Nathdwara, Ranakpur and Rajsamand Lake. Nagda is about 23 kilometers from Udaipur. The place is famous for the Sas-Bahu temples, which were built during the 9th and 10th century. Haldighati is another tourist attraction that you can visit, it is a historical site that has witnessed the fierce battle between the Mughal emperor Akbar and Maharana Pratap in 1576. Kumbhalgarh Fort about 84 kilometers away is another wonderful site. The fort was built in the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha. You can also visit Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary from Kumbhalgarh Fort. Jaisamand Lake about 58 kilometers from Udaipur makes an exciting getaway from Udaipur. The lake was built by Maharana Jai Singh. Ranakpur is about 90 kilometers away from Udaipur, which is famous for its Jain temples. The temple complex houses many beautiful temples that reflect the art and craft the region.


Most Ideal Time to Visit Udaipur
Udaipur has a tropical climate, but more pleasing than other places in Rajasthan. In the summers, mercury rises up to a maximum of 38.3°C and the minimum temperature goes below only till 28ºC. Winters are a little cold with the maximum temperature rising to 28.8°C and the minimum dipping to 11.6°C. The annual total rainfall is 61 cm. The best time to visit Udaipur is between October & March.


Getting There
» By Air : Dabok Airport (now Maharana Pratap Airport) is 24 km from the city center. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways flights connects Udaipur to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. From the airport take a taxi to reach the city.

» By Rail : The Udaipur Railway Station is about 4 km from the city center. Directly linked with all major cities including Delhi. Udaipur is on the Western Railways meter gauge network. It is connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittargarh and Ahmedabad. Mumbai is connected via Ahmedabad.

» By Road : The Udaipur city is on the NH no 8, the major road link between Mumbai and Delhi. A wide network of bus services link Udaipur with several destinations like Agra, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Mount Abu. Some of the important road distance from Udaipur are : Agra, 630 km via Ajmer and Jaipur; Ahmedabad, 262 km via Ratnapur and Himmatnagar; Ajmer, 264 km via Nathdwara and Beawar; Chittargarh, 112 km via Manglawad; Jaipur 406 km via Ajmer; Jodhpur 275 km via Ranakpur and Pali; Mount Abu 187 km via Pindwara; Ranakpur 90 km via Savra. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Road Transport Corporations operate buses to Udaipur. Private bus companies also operate in the region and luxury coaches run at night. The State Transport Bus Stand in on the City Station Road.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Our collection of cars and coaches include all luxury, deluxe and economy categories, just pick the one which is most suitable for you.


Anchoring in Udaipur
Ritco ToursThe city of lakes, palaces and forts, Udaipur, is a sprawling city. Udaipur also carries the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. Some of the attractions are, Jagdish Mandir, the focal point of the old city and the hub for tourists. The City Palace is right next door. All these and many more interesting places attract tourists from all over. The city is quiet a delight to visit. From the airport or the railway station or to go around the city one can hire a tourist taxi, which are available throughout the city either from designated stands or cruising. Auto-rickshaws are more commonly used transport, especially within the city limits and for shorter distances. For moving around in the narrow lanes of the old city, cycle-rickshaw is more useful. The fares have been fixed by the government. Howeverto enjoy the trip fully without any hassles book with us. We have a fleet of cars and coaches that provide luxurious and comfortable personalized services, that makes your visit unforgettable.


Accommodations
The accommodation available is immense. The range includes - heritage, deluxe, standard, budget and economy class hotels. Pick the one which best fulfills your accommodation needs.






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