Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. The city is renowned for having the longest ruling dynasty in the world. The Royal House of Udaipur has had one family ruling since 600 AD to the present, making it the longest ruling dynasty whose descendants still retain their position.
Apart from its ancient history, rich culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the “Venice of the East”, “The city of Romance” and is also nicknamed the “City of Lakes’. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.
Best time to Visit There: September to March
How to Get There:
By Air: The Indian Airlines connects:
• Udaipur to Jodhpur
• Udaipur to Jaipur
• Udaipur to Aurangabad
• Udaipur to Mumbai
• Udaipur to Delhi
• Udaipur to Kolkata
The Dabok airport is located at the outskirts of the city, at a distance of 21 kilometer from the city.
On Tracks: Udaipur railway is a part of the web of western Railway.
The railway station of Udaipur is only four kilometer from the city center. As you get down from the train you will find yourself transported to a different world, you can find the hills forming a great backdrop to the city. The Chetak express connects Udaipur to Delhi via Chittor, Ajmer and Jaipur.
The Lake City Express leaves the Udaipur station at 8.50 Pm for Jaipur traveling via Chittor and Ajmer.
The Ahmedabad Express leaves Udaipur at 7.45 Pm and comes to Ahmedabad.
By Road: The National Highway number eight links Udaipur to Delhi and Mumbai. Buses ply from Udaipur to Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. There are State transport buses as well as private buses that are mainly air conditioned and are video coaches. If you need to reach Delhi fast, the buses are a better bet than the train.