Udaipur in Iconic Images

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The 'City of Lakes' - Udaipur is a historic city in Rajasthan - The royal state of India.

Glorious lakes, palaces, vast stretches of fertile plains, grand forts and an extravagant burst of Indian culture like a riot of colors.

 

There is historic evocation, exuberance and a charming luxurious decadence that lulls every traveller into Udaipur city's very heart and soul.

 

These images are of the iconic places in Udaipur which bring out the essence and grandeur of this royal city.

 

City Palace

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The famous City Palace
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Cages for carrier pigeons
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Colourful window frames

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The courtyard of City Palace
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Intricate carvings

Monsoon Palace

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Monsoon Palace. A great spot to get a bird's eye view of Udaipur city.
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Lovebirds at sunset :)
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Balcony seats with best views at Monsoon Palace

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Fatehsagar Lake as seen from Monsoon Palace

Lake Pichola

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Iconic Lake Pichola

Saheliyon Ki Bari - Garden of Maids

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Although it is not situated in Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh is 100 odd kms from Udaipur in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is a spectacular fort listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 km, claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. 

 

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The epic fortification wall of Kumbhalgarh Fort

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Khumbhalgarh's architectural beauty
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The fort wall
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Inside walls of Kumbhalgarh
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The never-ending fort wall

Chittorgarh Fort

Situated at 120 odd kms from Udaipur, Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India. Being a UNESCO World Heritage site the fort  is spread over an area of 2.8 km2 . The fort precinct is adorned with monumental ruins, a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers which form the city within the confines of this fort.  

 

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The new Chittorgarh city built at the foothills of old Chittorgarh
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Chittorgarh Fort
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Vijay Sthambha - Victory Tower
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Temple complex
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Historic Remains
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Kirti Sthambh

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Padmini palace in Chittorgarh Fort

 

Despite Udaipur's landmarks being huddled with tourists, one can find ample spots like these away from the crowd. Its a city totally worth visiting and soaking in all the culture and history you can. It has something interesting for every visitor.

 

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