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Udaipur – A Stunning Lakeside City of India

Udaipur is a colourful city set amidst the lush Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, with many holiday highlights including bustling bazaars, beautiful parks and gardens, contemporary art galleries and traditional festivals. This charming travel hotspot is often considered as the Venice of the East as it’s surrounded by several artificial lakes which are major tourist attractions, offering scenic boat rides that are particularly alluring during sunrise and sunset. The most popular lake in the city is Lake Pichola, which dates back to the 14th century; this picture-perfect lake stretches for 2.5 miles with a backdrop of lush green hills and grandeur palaces. Brightsun Travel has a range of holiday deals to Udaipur, so you can come and explore this picturesque city for yourself.

Udaipur has a very rich past; the city dates back many centuries and is a former royal capital with a number of majestic palaces and forts that highlight its bygone era. Udaipur City Palace is one of the most iconic architectural landmarks in the city with a series of palaces built during different ancient civilisations. The Taj Lake Palace is another impressive landmark of Udaipur; formerly named Jag Niwas, this stunning heritage hotel has appeared in famous films, including the James Bond Film ‘Octopussy’. Then there’s the 14th century Kumbhalgarh Fort, one of the city’s best preserved buildings and a World Heritage Site, considered as the Great Wall of India as it’s the world’s second longest continuous wall. 

There are various other unmissable attractions in Udaipur. The distinct Jagdish Temple is among them, with its impressive Indo-Aryan architecture, stunning stone carvings and painted ceilings. This sacred Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Then there’s the 14th century Ekling Ji Temple, another Hindu shrine which features ancient architecture, a pyramidal roof, a grandeur tower and a black marble structure of Lord Shiva. Finally, the Saheliyon-ki-Bari garden is worth exploring, as it offers a serene sanctuary for visitors amongst beautiful fountains, ponds, flowers and marble sculptures – there’s even a museum inside this beautiful garden. Book a great value holiday package to Udaipur with Brightsun and look forward to discovering the many gems of this stunning Indian city.  

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