Udaipur District at a Glance
· District: Udaipur
· Headquarters: Udaipur
· State: Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
· Total: 11724
· Rural: 11543
· Urban: 181
Population (Census 2011)
· Population: 3,068,420
· Rural: 2,459,994
· Urban: 608,426
· Male: 1,566,801
· Female: 1,501,619
· Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males): 958
· Density (Total, Persons per sq km): 262
· Assembly: 8
· Lok Sabha: 1
Udaipur district is one of the 33 districts of Rajasthan state in western India. The historic city of Udaipur is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is part of the Mewar region of Rajasthan.
Udaipur district is bounded on the northwest by the Aravalli Range, across which lie the districts of Sirohi and Pali. It is bounded on the north by Rajsamand District, on the east by Chittaurgarh District and Pratapgarh District, on the south by Dungarpur District, and on the southwest by the state of Gujarat.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Lake Fateh Sagar
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake which is located in Udaipur. It was constructed in 1678 A.D. and was named after Maharana Fateh Singh. It is situated north-west to Udaipur and in the north of Lake Pichola.
There are three islands around the boundaries of Fateh Sagar Lake out of which Nehru Park is the largest. It is spread over 4 sq km area. Another island is constructed as a public park and houses a beautiful water fountain. It is spread in around 15 acre of land. The third island is the Udaipur Solar Observatory and is spread across 1.2 sq km.
Lake Pichola is a fresh water lake which was constructed in 1362 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar. It was named after a nearby village, Picholi. It has developed a lot in the last few centuries and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. On Lake Pichola, there are four islands namely Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas.
Dudh Talai Lake is a small lake situated adjacent to Lake Pichola, near the Shiv Niwas Palace (Residence of Maharana Fateh Singh). The lake is surrounded by hills. Manikya Lal Verma Garden (Musical Fountain Garden) and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park are very close to Dudh Talai and serve as a spot for tourists to visit and enjoy the scenic view.
Saheliyon-ki-Badi is a round-the-year favorite destination of tourists coming to Udaipur. This “Lok-Priya” - favorite of the public - garden was created at the orders of the Maharana Sangram Singh-II (r:1710-1734) around ~1717 for his daughters - Sabbai Kunwar, Roop Kunwar & Brij Kunwar and their cousins (sisters) of extended family & same-age girls (Friends) of nobles.
Sajjangarh fort, also known as ‘Monsoon Palace’, is a grand fort situated at the hilltop of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1874 A.D. Sajjan Singh had built this palace to watch his ancestral home in Chittorgarh and see the monsoon clouds, and hence, the place got its name as ‘Monsoon Palace’. The palace is presently under the ownership of the forest department of Government of Rajasthan and is open for tourists. One can experience the scenic view of the whole city from this place.
Manikya Lal Verma Park
is a beautiful park located on the hill known as 'Machla
Magra. The place is known for its sunset point. A small pond
known as DudhTalai is also situated down the hill. The place
abounds in scenic beauty. The park is exemplary specimen of modern architecture
art. While standing in the park one can view Jag Mandir, Lale
Pichhola, City Palace and Udaipur city, which
look more attractive and charmful. There are steps constructed to
reach the garden, as well as a separate road for vehicles. On the top of
the Machhla Magra, Karni Mata can also be seen.
The idol of the Goddess is constructed in white stone. This park is developed
by the Municipal Council of Udaipur.
This is a beautiful park located on the hill known as 'Machla Magra. The place is known for its sunset point. A small pond known as DudhTalai is also situated down the hill. The place abounds in scenic beauty. The park is exemplary specimen of modern architecture art. While standing in the park one can view Jag Mandir, Lale Pichhola, City Palace and Udaipur city, which look more attractive and charmful. There are steps constructed to reach the garden, as well as a separate road for vehicles. On the top of the Machhla Magra, Karni Mata can also be seen. The idol of the Goddess is constructed in white stone. This park is developed by the Municipal Council of Udaipur.
City Palace Udaipur
Another must-visit place in Udaipur for tourists, The City Palace, is a royal residence which was constructed over a period of more than 400 years. Several rulers of Mewar contributed in the development of the palace complex. Its construction was initiated by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553 A.D. The City Palace is located near Lake Pichola and has a number of small palaces and temples within its boundary namely Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Neemach Mata Temple and Monsoon palace.
The palace stands among the largest palaces in Rajasthan and is famous for its Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It is situated on the hilltop and hence, a picturesque view of the city from this spot can be seen.