Lake City Udaipur
Udaipur, also named as, “City of Lakes”, “Venice of the East” and also popular as “Kashmir of Rajasthan” holds stage as one of India’s truly seductive Cities. Tourists flock to this enchanting old and modern town in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, which offers three inter-connected lakes within the town – Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake, along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lane lines, relives the reminisces of the historic past, valor and chivalry.
Udaipur, formally known as Mewar, Udaipur was founded in 1559, when Maharaja Udai Singh II took flight from the final sacking of Chittor by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. As Udai Singh and his contemporaries resisted Muslims might, the city grew a reputation for patriotic fervour and an aching love for independence. As the Mughal Empire weakened, the Sisodia Ranas, and the later Maharana’s, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of the Mewar. Udaipur remained the capital of state, which became the princely state of British India in 1818.
The City is still inhabited by the people of the Bhil tribe. Udaipur dwellers are really friendly and good to be with. On your first look, you will find them rugged, but these people are really good at heart. Untouched by the pace of modern times, these desert people are well-built, simple and cheerful. Here, people usually prefer wearing bright colored clothes. Colorful festivals and fairs depict the cultural prosperity of Udaipur.