Monsoon Palace :
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 presently is under the ownership of the forest department of Government of Rajasthan and is open for tourists. Onecan experience the scenic view of the whole city from this place.
Located at the center of Udaipur city is the Jagdish Temple which is a big attraction for tourists from all across the country. It was previously known as JagannathRai Temple. Jagdish temple was built in 1651 A.D. by Maharaja Jagat Singh and is situated at a distance of 150 m from the City Palace. It is a great example of Maru-Gurjar architectural style of design.
The Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the temple walls are decorated with idols of Lord Vishnu. There is a street square beside the temple stairs which is known as JagdishChowk.
The Celebration Mall:
The Celebration Mall,Udaipur is the first mall in the city offering world class shopping and lifestyle experience under one roof.With over 50 National and International brand stores, its one stop shopping destination of the city.The Celebration Mall, Udaipur is owned CapitaMalls Asia Limited.
Sukhadia circle is a famous spot for entertainment for the people of the city. It is located near Panchwati which is at a distance of 4.6 km from Udaipur railway station. This famous spot was constructed in 1968 and was opened for public in 1970.
The place houses a 21-feet high fountain which is made of white marble stone and attracts a lot of tourists. One can enjoy camel riding, boating and horse riding around this place.
‘Saheliyonki Bari’ is a major tourist attraction of Udaipur city. Situated in the north of the city, it is a huge garden with a lot of fountains, a Lotus Pool and Elephants made of Marble. Rana Sangram Singh had built this place between 1710 A.D. and 1734 A.D. The garden was built for the maids who had come to Udaipur with the princess as a part of the dowry. Presently, the Bari also houses a museum.
This place is at a distance of 2 km from Udaipur in the Eastern direction where there are around 250 cenotaphs which were built more than 350 years ago, the best of the lot being the one built by Maharaja Amar Singh who ruled Mewar from 1597 A.D. till 1620 A.D. The place also has 19 Chhatris which were constructed in the honour of the 19 Maharajas who were cremated at this place. There is Ahar Museum nearby this place which has earthen pottery of the ancient times. Archaeologists suggest that this style of pottery belong to the 17th century. There is also a metal figure of Lord Buddha which is believed to be from the 10th century.
Gulab Bagh and Zoo:
Spread across 100 acres of land, Gulab Bagh is the largest garden of Udaipur city. It was constructed by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1878 A.D. and is also known as SajjanNiwas Garden. It is a major point of tourist attraction and houses a vast rose garden in its boundaries. Because of the vast variety of roses present, the place got its name - GulabBagh. The Bagh also houses a library which has a collection of ancient handwritten books and scriptures. Gulab Bagh is the fourth oldest zoo of India.
Chetak circle is another landmark of Udaipur city located at a distance of around 2 km from the main bus stand. The circle is named after MaharanaPratap’s horse Chetak.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum:
Bhartiya Lok Kala museum is one of the most famous landmarks of Udaipur city. It is situated near Chetak Circle inside the premises of Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal. The museum has a vast collection of folk articles of Rajasthan which includes historic ornaments, folk music instruments, paintings from ancient times and rural attires.
The construction of the museum was initiated by the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal in order to preserve and maintain the rich culture of the city. It certainly is a must visit place for those who take interest in the rich heritage of the country and art and craft.
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 started in 1553 A.D. by Maharana Udai Singh. The City Palace is located near Lake Pichola and has a number of small palaces and temples within its boundary. They are Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Neemach Mata Temple and Monsoon palace.
The City 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, one can clearly see the picturesque view of the city from this spot