As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
This marvel in marble was built by Maharaja Udai Singh on the banks of the Lake Pichola. The City Palace, Udaipur is set on hill, and therefore has some stupendous views of the beautiful lake and the city of Udaipur. This palace has an abundance of towers, balconies, cupolas and is surrounded by huge walls for fortification.
You enter this palatial complex by way of the triple arched entrance gate known as the 'Tripolia', and thereon the architectural wonders keep on coming. The palace is now a museum that houses some of rare artifacts and objects of the Sisodia rulers of Udaipur
As the name suggests Lake Palace Udaipur, is located on an island known as Jag Niwas in the middle of Pichola Lake. Formerly a pleasure palace for the royal family, it is now a heritage hotel.
When you visit Udaipur, the Lake Palace, Udaipur must be at the top of your list, as it is the definitive word in delicate craftsmanship, romantic ambience, and the perfect location.
The Jag Mandir was built in 1622 A.D by Maharana Karan Singhji, and was the first island palace on the Lake Pichola. It was used to host royal parties and functions and was a pleasure palace for the royals.
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan sought refuge in Jag Mandir, Udaipur when he was a prince going against the wishes of his father. Legend states that it was the Jag Mandir that served as an inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
Lake Pichola, Udaipur is a picturesque lake surrounded by hills, gardens, majestic Havelis, temples, and ghats. It is one of the spot lights of Udaipur and as aforementioned it also houses two island palaces.
Fateh Sagar Lake
This man - made lake was the brainchild of Maharan Jai Singh. It's unimaginable, but this feat of engineering took place way back in 1678. This was meant as a source of water for the thirty inhabitants of Udaipur. In the midst of the lake is the grand Nehru Island which houses a beautiful garden. An island with a solar observatory also forms an essential part of the lake.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Sahelioyn ki Bari is a beautiful garden with gushing fountains that have spouts shaped like elephant trunks, manicured lawns, and walking lanes. This four pooled garden was built for the 48 maidens who were a part of the dowry of a princess. The fountains around the pools are geared to produce a rain like effect. If you close your eyes, you get the feeling that it's raining all around you.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal
This is a folk arts museum that houses a collection of various folk curious, puppets, dolls, folk outfits, folk paintings, traditional Rajasthani musical instruments etc.
Maharana Pratap Memorial
Near Fatheh Sagar Lake, atop Modi Magri lies the bronze statue of the legendary Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap. Here he sits astride his valiant horse 'Chetak', a symbol of fearlessness and courage.
The Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur is surrounded by the ruins of one of the first fortresses of Udaipur; there is also a Japanese rock garden nearby