Udaipur was built by Maharana Udai Singh and became the capital of the Mewar kingdom. The city flourished under several rulers of the dynasty. These interesting facts about Udaipur will tell you different tales of this famous city. Today the city of Udaipur is one of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan. Several heritage sites, lakes, and Aravalli mountain ranges add to the beauty of this place. Pichola Lake, Udaipur City Palace, Kumbhalgarh Fort, etc are some of the world-famous tourist places of Udaipur.
Take a look at these interesting facts that tell about the glory of Udaipur!
Capital of Mewar
The city of Udaipur was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh of the Sisodia dynasty. The state capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur.
Taj Mahal was inspired by Jag Mandir
Prior to his reign of the Mughal dynasty, Emperor Shah Jahan had rebelled against his own father, Emperor Jahan Gir, as he wanted to gain the crown of the Mughal Empire, then turned to his friend Maharana Karan Singh for help. Since Shah Jahan’s mother was a Rajput woman, Maharana Karan Singh helped keep her safe at the Jag Mandir Palace, which was then known as ‘Gul-Mahal’. Shah Jahan was kept safe in Gul Mahal with his wife and children, it is said that Shah Jain, inspired by the structure of Gul Mahal, built the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.
City of lakes
Udaipur is popularly known as the ‘City of Lakes’. The city has an interconnected lake system that helps in the regeneration of groundwater and regulates climatic conditions. Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Pichola Lake, Badi Lake, and Doodh Talai Lake are some of the famous lakes here.
Best Solar Observatory in Asia
Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO), situated amidst the Fateh Sagar Lake, is considered as the best solar observatory in Asia because the air turbulence in water is less than on land as well as the favorable sky conditions of Udaipur Makes it easy. To study the motion of the Sun.
Most Romantic Hotel in the world
The Lake Palace or Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola is now a heritage hotel run by the Taj Group. It was once the summer palace of the Sisodia rulers. It is voted as the most romantic hotel in the world and in India.
Kumbhalgarh Fort belonged to the Mewar Kingdom
The Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the ‘Great Wall of China’. Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the major forts built by the rulers of Mewar. Kumbhalgarh Fort is now located in the Rajsamand district. It once belonged to the Mewar kingdom.
Asia’s second-largest artificial lake
Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered to be the second-largest artificial lake in Asia. It was built during the reign of Rana Jai Singh. Jaisamand Lake has 7 islands and is the largest dam. The lake was formed while building a dam on the Gomti river.
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The Palace built 400 years ago
The City Palace of Udaipur is a huge complex of palaces. It was started by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1553. Several other palaces were built by several kings inside the City Palace area. Therefore, the City Palace is said to have been built over a long period.
Land of Zinc and Copper Mines
Rajasthan is one of the major mining sites for zinc and copper. It is said that Udaipur was a major mining site since medieval times.