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Home>>History Of Udaipur

History of Udaipur


Udaipur, previously known as Mewar, is the land that produced a galaxy of nationalist and heroes in quick series, people who imprinted the name of Rajasthan in every corner of the world. The Mewar family traces its roots to the Sun God. Its history has been a continuous resist for freedom of religion, thought and land beside other Rajput groups as well as the imperious Mughals and Muslims of previous time. We give history of Udaipur with complete information about the city and its appearance. The city of Udaipur was amongst the first intended cities in India. The history and period of Udaipur are extremely tangled with the stories of royal princes and princesses, with grand Mughals. Udaipur history stands with it many spiritual details and facts that make it rather more attractive for travelers and tourists from all over the world.

Udaipur is also called the city of lakes. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the best example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The impressive City Palace on the banks of the lake respects the palace along with the Monsoon Palace on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famous small paintings. The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction throughout the period.

Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 after his citadel Chittorgarh was sacked by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The legend says that Udai Singh was guided by a sacred man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish his capital on this very spot. Surrounded by Aravali Ranges, forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable than Chittorgarh. Maharana Udai Singh died in 1572 and was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who valiantly defended Udaipur from subsequent Mughal attacks. Maharana Pratap is the most revered Rajput icon and gallantly fought the Mughal at the Haldighati in 1576. Mewar continuously defied foreign invaders and has a history of bloody battles until the British intervention in the nineteenth when a treaty was signed to protect Udaipur. Upon independence Udaipur merged in the union of India.

Most Popular Attractions In Udaipur

Museum Udaipur

The Government Museum of Udaipur was at first located in Gulab Bagh and was called the Victoria Hall Museum.

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Sawai Man Singh Museum

Situated within the City Palace complex and nestled amidst older buildings, temples and the palace quarters, this museum was founded in 1959 by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.

Brahma Temple

The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake.

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Pichola Lake

Maharaja Udai Singh did not underestimate the panoramic beauty of Lake Pichola surrounded by beautiful hills when he chose to widen it.

 
 

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