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10 Best Places To Visit In Udaipur
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  • Ahar Cenotaphs - Located about 2 kilometers
    east of Udaipur is an impressive cluster of
    cenotaphs of the Maharana of Mewar.
  • There are about nineteen cenotaphs of Maharanas
    cremated there.
  • The most striking cenotaph is that Maharana Amar
    Singh, who reigned from 1597 to 1620.
  • Nearby is also Ahar Museum, where on display is
    limited but very rare earthen pottery.
  • Some sculptures and other archaeological finds.

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  • Crystal Gallery - It is situated in the Fateh
    Prakash Palace is a breath taking collection of
    crystals.
  • Maharana Sajjan Singh mainly ordered these
    crystals from F C Osler England.
  • But he could not see the crystals because of his
    untimely death.
  • The crystal item includes tables, sofa sets,
    dining table, dressers, fountains and even beds
    besides a whole array of washing bowls, decanters
    and perfume bottles.

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  • Fateh Sagar Lake - This delightful lake,
    bordered by hills and woodland was constructed by
    Maharana jai Singh to the north of Lake Pichola.
  • It is an artificial lake dug up in 1678,
    reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh a canal
    links the two, via Swaroop Sagar and Rang Sagar
    Lakes.
  • The beautiful Nehru Island as well as an islet
    bearing a solar observatory rises from the lake.

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  • Ghangaur Ghat - This is a very congenial old
    building built right on the waterfront of Lake
    Pichola at Gangori Ghat.
  • Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar
    built it in the eighteenth century.
  • The palace has over hundred rooms and some very
    interesting display of costumes and modern art.
  • It also preserves a fine example of Mewar
    Painting on the walls of Queen's Chamber.

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  • The two peacocks made from small pieces of
    colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork.
  • After the death Badwa the building became the
    property of Mewar State.
  • It came to be occupied by Maharana Shakti Singh
    of Bagore who built the palace of the three
    arches also in 1878 and it acquired its name of
    Bagore-ki-haveli, the house of Bagore.

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  • Jagdish Temple - Built by Maharana Jagat Singh
    I in 1651 the temple enshrines a black stone
    image of Lard Vishnu.
  • There is a brass image of Garuda the Lord Bird
    carrier.
  • The exterior and the plinth are covered with
    base relief of alligators elephants, horsemen
    and celestial musicians rise in tiers.
  • Chanting, bells and music can be heard
    throughout the day.

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  • Jag Mandir - A majestic architectural marvel
    towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by
    crenallated walls, it is a conglomeration of
    courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms
    and hanging gardens.
  • The main entrance is through the triple arched
    gate, the "Tripolia" with eight marble porticos.
  • The Maharanas were weighed under the gate in
    gold, the euivalent amount of which was
    distributed among the populace.

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  • Moti Magri - This is the other island palace in
    Lake Pichola, which was constructed by Maharana
    Karan Singh as a hideout for Prince Khurram the
    estranged son of Emperor Jahangir the implacable
    foe of the Maharana.
  • The reason for the aid was that the prince was
    the son of a Rajput mother.
  • It is also said that Shah Jahan prince Khurram
    derived some of these ideas for the Taj Mahal
    from this palace when he stayed there in 1623-24.

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  • The City Palace - A majestic architectural
    marvel towering over the lake on a hill
    surrounded by crenallated walls, it is a
    conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions,
    terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens.
  • The main entrance is through the triple arched
    gate, the "Tripolia" with eight marble porticos.
  • The Maharanas were weighed under the gate in
    gold, the euivalent amount of which was
    distributed among the populace.

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  • Shilpgram - Literally meaning a "Craftsmen's
    Village" is a living ethnographic museum
    depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art
    culture between various Indian states, but the
    exquisite terracotta work mainly in dark red and
    dark brown sand material along with the wooden
    carvings are the forte of this ethnic village.
  • Shilpgram comprises 26 huts set in 70 acres of
    natural surroundings at the foot of the Aravali
    Hills.

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  • Sajjan Garh - Saijangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is
    situated 5kms in the West of tourist city
    Udaipur, which surrounds the Saijangarh Palace
    overlooking Udaipur City.
  • From the palace, one can have a magnificent view
    of lakes of Udaipur and Aravalli hill ranges.
  • The view of Sunrise and Sunset attracts every
    visitor atop of Bansdara hill.

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  • Safari Park was created and wild animals like
    Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, and Blue Bull were
    reintroduced.
  • Animals like Panther, Hyena, Hare and Jackal has
    reappeared apart from variety of reptiles and
    birds.
  • The wall extended further and now the entire
    hillock has been fenced, improving the vegetal
    cover of the sanctuary area.

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