Days in India: Escape to Udaipur, Rajasthan

Founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as a capital of Mewar kingdom. Surrounded by the Aravali ranges, the Jagdish Temple of Lord Vishnu, the City Palace, Lake Pichola are the places to begin your visit. Be at the city palace by 9am to beat the crowds.

Lake Pichola is man-made, built in 1362AD by a trader, not a king. It forms part of the sophisticated lake system of other artifical lakes such as Fateh Sagar.

If you like to include a cliché or two, use the public transport to reach Sajjan Garh/Monsoon Palace for sunset

Chittorgarh, 120km from Udaipur, was capital of Mewar kingdom until Akbar’s siege.

Will go again for:
– Hand-made art/crafts
– Lakes and forts
– Bhel puri

Will not go again for:
– The dust
– Expensive

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