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Udaipur City Facts


Founded in 1599 by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur - the 'City of lakes' is a remarkable center of Mewar Kingdom and the administrative headquarters of Udaipur district. The city hailed as the 'Venice of the East' set amidst the Aravalli hills of South Rajasthan, is one of the most romantic destinations in India. Situated on the banks of lake Pichola, the city is sometimes known as white city because of its numerous white marble palaces reflecting in the lake's calm waters. Udaipur city, known for its stunning Rajput epoch palaces, along with dazzling lakes, rugged hills and massive forts has always been a lovely place for film makers. Besides these, Udaipur city is also gifted with numerous gardens, temples, museums, monuments etc. to make a holiday the most memorable one. Chittaurgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jain temples and Mount Abu are some of the major tourist destinations around the city.

Udaipur is also emerging as a known business center in world market. The city is becoming a big exporter of mineral based industrial products as well as traditional handicraft products. The city is also proud of its heritage as a centre for the performing arts, painting and crafts. Famous historical personalities like Maharana Pratap, Rani Padmini and Meera Bai, the poetess and devotee of Lord Krishna hail from here.


Area : 37 Sq.Km.
Population : 559,317 (2001 census)
Season : September to March
STD Code : 0294
Temperature : Winter - Max: 28.3oC Min :8oC
Summer - Max: 38.3oC Min: 28.8oC
Rainfall : 65cms
Literacy : 77%