About Udaipur

Udaipur also known as the "City of Lakes" is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput, when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur after Chittorgarh was besieged by Akbar. It remained as the capital city till 1818 when it became a British princely state and thereafter the Mewar province became a part of Rajasthan when India gained independence in 1947. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces. It is popularly known as the "City of Lakes" because of its sophisticated lake system. It has seven lakes surrounding the city. Five of the major lakes, namely Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake have been included under the restoration project of the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India.[8] Besides lakes, Udaipur is also popular for its massive historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples, as well as traditional fairs, festivals and structures.

Topography & Drainage

Relief structures are representative of the topographical conditions of the region. Jodhpur district divided into three distinct physiographical units, namely, the alluvial plains. Escarpments, Ridges and Sand dunes. The western & north-western part of district is characterized by sand dunes. There is no perennial river in the district. However, there are two rivers in the district i.e. Luni and Mithri rivers, the Luni river, which flows in the district near Bilara. Main source of irrigation besides rainwater is wells and tube wells. The major and important minerals are available in the district is sand stone, lime stone, building stone, stone slab, flagstones, quartz & clays of various colours, dolomite and red color sandstone of the Jodhpur district is very famous and found in abundance.

January 25.3 12.2
February 28.1 14.5
March 31.7 19.3
April 32.9 22.7
May 32.5 24.1
June 31.1 24.8
July 30.8 25.1
August 31 25.2
September 31.5 25.1
October 30.9 23.4
November 29 18.5
December 26.4 13.7
Annual 30.1 20.7


City Place Udaipur
Jag Mandir
Monsoon Palace
Sukhadiya Circle
Lake Pichola
Neemuch Mata Temple
Fateh sagar Lake
Moti Mangri

Reach Udaipur

By Air

Maharana Pratap Airport is domestic airport. Flights connect Udaipur with Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spice Jet are operational at present.

By Train

The city lies on the intersection point of East West Corridor, Golden Quadrilateral, National Highway (NH) 76 and National Highway (NH) 8, midway between Delhi and Mumbai, located around 700 kilometres from either city.

By Road

Udaipur has direct train connectivity on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in Rajasthan and the rest of India such as Mysore, Khajuraho, Alwar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ratlam, Indore, Ujjain, Mumbai, SuratVadodara, Gwalior and Agra and a broad gauge conversion is going on to Ahmedabad.